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Georgia News Digest 07-03-07
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1. Kennebunkport Summit
Preview: Can U.S.-Russia Relations Be Revived? [excerpts]
2. Normal Relations Between Big Boys: What we can expect from the Putin-Bush meeting [excerpt]
3. “Despite certain positive steps, the situation still remains difficult”
4. Russian airspace remains closed for Georgia
5. Summer Flights to Russia Expected
6. Georgian Flag Raised Over Akhalkalaki
7. The USSR: What was it? [excerpt]
8. Days of Tbilisi held in Astana
9. Georgian-Kazakh business forum in Astana
10. Georgia To Buy Military
11. Ships Worth $500 Million From France
12. Is Armed Conflict Brewing?
13. Third Day of Fighting in South Caucasus
14. Moscow Hopes for Resumption of Talks Between Tbilisi and Sokhumi
15. UN-Backed Peace Brokers Hold Fresh Talks
16. A Georgian kidnapped in Abkhazia
17. Journalists and Publicists Guild “Freedom and Will” being Created in Abkhazia
18. Abkhazia: Where Stalin’s ghost holds sway
19. Separatist leader in Georgia’s Abkhazia concerned over South Ossetia events
20. Russia’s North Ossetia dispatching fighters to South Ossetia
21. Teimuraz Mamsurov: Tbilisi created illusion that the conflict would be solved with military forces
22. Georgia still thinks military solution possible – North Ossetia
23. Georgian-South Ossetian talks on water closure fail to yield results
24. Guerillas transported via Roki Tunnel
25. Food crisis threatens remote areas in South Ossetia
26. Population of Ergneti and other conflict zone villages do not intend to cease protest action
27. Georgian daily says tension building up in South Ossetia
28. Residents flee as tensions rise in rebel Georgian region
29. Peacekeepers enhance patrolling of Tskhinvali outskirts
30. Georgia accuses Russian peacekeepers of “criminal inaction” in South Ossetia
31. Peacekeepers Are Scapegoats Again: Tbilisi accuses the Russian military of deliberate aggravation
32. Foreign Ministry Slams Lavrov-Kokoity Meeting
33. Exchange of niceties
34. Sanakoev’s European trip triggers renewed controversy
35. South Ossetian leader slams Georgia’s “aggressive” policies
36. Kokoity Urges Restraint
37. Head of Georgia’s breakaway republic draws parallels with Kosovo
38. Georgia South Ossetians Complain Of World Community’s “Disregard”
39. Delayed-Action Mine: Tbilisi Has Four Years Left To Organize Meskhetian Turks’ Return
40. Education Minister Mocks Embezzlement Allegations, Infuriates Opposition
41. List of Presidential Competitors Grows Longer but No Stronger
42. Who will challenge Mikhail Saakashvili in 2008 elections?
43. Oppositon party begins collecting signatures
44. Opposition demands creation of investigation commission
45. Several Members of Ruling Party Planning to Join Irakli Okruashvili
46. Jaba Ebanoidze: Important Amendments Were Moved To Registration Procedures
47. Authorities Share Out State Credit For Gas Consumers And Gas Distribution Network
48. Public Transport Fee Hike
49. Rustavi Headship Objects To Increase Of Travel Cost By Rustavi-Tbilisi Minibuses
50. Refugees Ousted in Kutaisi
51. An IDP arrested for resisting police
52. Tbilisi Central Market Traders Hold Protest
53. Merchants hold protest rally
54. ‘Labors’ will carry out ‘Tomato Fiesta’ against Legislative Body
55. BP Launches Project Targeting Small Business Development
56. BP’s new projects aimed at yielding new socio-economic benefits
57. Nation-wide entrance exams launches
58. Georgia Still Not Ready for Inclusive Education
59. Overcrowding in Georgian Prisons: Looming Public Health Crisis
60. Cheap Drugs mean death in the streets – “A high price to pay”
61. Foreign Investments in Georgian Banking Rising Swiftly
62. Minimum Wage in Georgia
63. Far Below EU Nations
64. GEL Expected to Continue Strengthening
65. Giorgi Margvelashvili: We Should Not Take Everything With Market Economy’s Measures
66. Kutaisi vice mayor, 30 officials arrested
67. Irina Sarishvili will be questioned at Supreme Court today
68. Flats’ owners not to compromise
69. Elderly Years in Darkness
70. Mentally Disabled People Might Be Imprisoned Again
71. Accused For Having Stolen a Audio-Cassette Faces Seven-Year-Imprisonment
72. Kutaisi Dwellers Await Scandalous Court Hearing
73. Governor Offers Zugdidi Resident to Resettle To Akhmeta
74. In Kakheti, Local Government Cooperates with Criminal Authorities
75. Verdicts Are Not Passed on Time at the Gori District Court
76. Village of Uflistsikhe Faces the Danger of Epidemics
77. Hard Life: Ancient village depends on berry harvest and hopes to start tourism in the area
78. Diseased Population Urges for Help

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Jonathan Kulick, Ph.D., Director of Studies, Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, 3a Chitadze, Tbilisi 0108, Georgia (Republic), jonathan.kulick@gfsis.org, office: +995 32 47 35 55, mobile: +995 95 33 33 40, USA voicemail: 310.928.6814

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