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Archive by 2011-09-22
In Tbilisi, they discuss relations with the EU 2011-09-22 18:02 The 11th session of the Committee on Cooperation of Georgia and the EU is being held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia in Tbilisi.
An oral hearing on the suit of Georgia against Russia was held in the Strasbourg court 2011-09-22 17:34 An oral hearing on the admissibility of the interstate claim of Georgia against Russia was held today at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg.
Tbilisi is preparing to the visit of Sarkozy 2011-09-22 16:19 The Georgian capital has began active preparations for the forthcoming visit of French President Nicolas Sarkozy to Sakartvelo. The French President is expected to arrive in Georgia on the afternoon of October 7. He will visit Georgia within his tour of the Caucasus.
Bulgaria intends to implement new projects in Georgia 2011-09-22 15:54 Bulgaria expressed interest in building new hotels in Sakartvelo. In this case it is about investors who are interested in the construction of hotel complexes at Black Sea shores of Georgia, as well as at the mountain resorts of the country. This was announced by the Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism of Bulgaria Traycho Traykov at the Georgian-Bulgarian Business Forum in Batumi.
Opposition: the USA, Britain and France are against Saakashvili 2011-09-22 15:43 The representative of the Republican Party of Georgia Levan Berdzenishvili claims that some world leaders are opposed to the fact that Saakashvili remains in power after his presidential term.
Baramidze: Georgia is interested in Russia's WTO accession 2011-09-22 13:00 Georgian Vice Prime Minister Giorgi Baramidze in an interview to CNN said that Tbilisi does not link the issue of recognizing the sovereignty of Abkhazia and South Ossetia by Moscow to Russia's WTO accession.
In the U.S., Georgian president met the president of Switzerland 2011-09-22 12:48 In the framework of the UN General Assembly in New York a meeting between the presidents of Georgia and Switzerland Mikhail Saakashvili and Micheline Calmy-Rey took place.
Minister of Education of Georgia met the deputy U.S. secretary of state 2011-09-22 12:47 Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Dimitri Shashkin met with Deputy U.S. Secretary of Education Marian Craven during his visit to the United States.
Obama and Saakashvili met "without ties" 2011-09-22 12:46 In the U.S., a meeting of Barack Obama with Georgian leader Mikhail Saakashvili took place.
Presidents of Georgia and Kyrgyzstan met in New York 2011-09-22 12:09 Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili met with the head of Kyrgyzstan Roza Otunbayeva during his visit to the UN General Assembly session in New York.
Kodory gorge rises from the past
Georgia is concerned over plans to make Kodory gorge a tourist destination. Local mass media have presented a series of materials about the region that used to be controlled by the Georgian side before 2008 awaiting construction of holiday resorts. There is no reason for worry: tourism is better than war. Particularly in a place whose natural beauty surpasses most popular tourist attractions of Caucasus.
Refugees block Anaklia
A bad worker quarrels with his tools, a bad doctor complains about his patients, a bad hostel supervisor is always dissatisfied with students. And a bad government blames people that don’t let the authorities build a bright future distracting with their ceaseless problems. Here is an official plan to transform Anaklia into a rival to Cote d’Azur but local refugees refuse to favor the leadership and quietly leave.
Onishenko tired of pouring Borjomi
The saga about Georgian wines and mineral waters returning to the Russian market now looks more like a boring Mexican soap opera with the protagonist trying to get back home for a hundred of series. And a tired viewer, i.e. Gennady Onishenko in this case, wants to kick this slowcoach. On the whole (don’t laugh), Georgian companies are not in a hurry to meet demands in order to bring wines and waters back to the Russian market.
A diet against capitalism in Georgian style
The head of the Confederation of Trade Unions of Georgia Irakli Petriashvili is going on a hunger strike to prove righteousness of arrested workers of Kutaisi enterprise "Hercules". As a result of the strike against low wages and poor working conditions the most recalcitrant metallurgists were punished. A diet of the union leader, of course, will not improve the situation at the plant. It will only indicate that the situation with protection of workers' rights is realy very bad in Georgia.
South Ossetia relishes its independence
South Ossetia has celebrated 21th anniversary of the founding of the republic. The celebrations in honor of this event in Tskhinval was attended by the Russian delegation which also took part in a large-scale economic forum. The spokesperson of the President and the Government of the Republic Vyacheslav Sedov told GeorgiaTimes' correspondent the details of the reached agreements and details of further cooperation of Russia and South Ossetia.2011-09-22 22:57
WTO - a small obsession of Georgia
Official Tbilisi continues to enact a farce and simply tries to cram its political demands into the agenda of talks with Russia on the WTO. After another unsuccessful round of discussions, finished a week ago, Georgian Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze took the floor. According to her, the Georgian side is allegedly trying to make Russia "adequate propositions" and hoped for "constructivity" of Moscow. GeorgiaTimes' correspondent spoke with well-known Russian political analyst Valery Homyakov on a strange position of Sakartvelo and prospects of dialogue.2011-09-22 14:40
Mishiko bribes NATO with battalions
Georgia reconfirms its intention to send another peacekeeping battalion to Afghanistan making politicians of Sakartvelo openly admit: this is done to please the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. In the meanwhile, Mikheil Saakashvili keeps repeating that the combat experience of Kabul and Kandahar is good for “reinforcement of the army and the country”. GeorgiaTimes correspondent discusses Georgia’s bloody path to NATO with Konstantin Sivkov, Russia’s well-known military expert.2011-09-22 13:55
Bendukidze’s verbal value
Kakha Bendukidze, the ideological inspirator of reforms in Georgian economy, has given a large interview with Novaya Gazeta (Russia) preaching libertarian values in his typical manner. According to the businessman and former economy minister of Georgia, the country has made serious achievements, conquered corruption and brought people's life standards to a higher level. GeorgiaTimes correspondent asks Soso Tsiskarishvili, an economy expert, whether these optimistic assertions are right.2011-09-22 11:49
They can tear Georgia into pieces
American expert Ariel Cohen has once again decided to play the role of visionary. He has promised that this year will become critical for Georgia, as it should now decide the fate of the state and the future course of its development. Due to the weak support from Washington the Caucasian republic can completely find itself in the power of Kremlin. Republican mood of Mr. Cohen has long been known to us. Let's see what kind of future awaits Sakartvelo under different scenarios.
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