Georgia News Digest 07-06-07
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1. Lukewarm Bush-Putin Relations Good for Georgia
2. Lavrov: NATO Enlargement a Relapse into Cold War
3. Georgian Foreign Minister Meets Russian Diplomat
4. 39 units of military hardware depart for Russia from Batumi base
5. Process Of Russian Military Hardware’s Withdrawal From Georgia Lasts
6. The Spoils and Concerns of a Sochi Olympics
7. Russia’s victory as host country for Olympics 2014 gives a historical chance to self-determined countries”
8. Sochi Reaches the Peak
9. Will Olympics in Sochi become guarantor of non-renewal of Georgian-Abkhaz conflict?
10. Abkhazia pledges full support to Russia in Olympic Games
11. Abkhazia parliament congratulates Russia on Sochi victory
12. South Ossetia hails Sochi’s bid for Olympic Games
13. Georgian, Moldovan separatists say Sochi Olympics to help conflict resolution
14. Georgian President Hails Holding Olympics In Sochi
15. Georgia to give application for holding Olympic Games-2018
16. PACE chief visiting Georgia
17. Israeli Minister Hopes Georgia Will “Open Doors” for Gas Supplies
18. Bezhuashvili Meets German and Estonian Counterparts
19. Lithuania among the International Donors Assisting Pankisi Indigent
20. Estonia supports Georgia’s territorial integrity – foreign minister
21. South Ossetia Attacked Again By Georgia
22. Several villages of the conflict zone are still without irrigation water
23. Some villages still suffer water crisis
24. Water On, Roads Open in South Ossetia
25. Georgia preparing to attack South Ossetia – “independent expert”
26. Center of Georgian-Ossetian Relationship has been founded in Kutaisi
27. Russian ambassador does not support Tbilisi’s initiative to involve “provisional government” of South Ossetia
28. Russian Diplomat: No Need for New Players in S. Ossetia
29. Press Statement on the EC Conflict Rehabilitation Programme
30. Georgia mulls Austria-Italy model for breakaway S. Ossetia
31. Antadze calls for conducting JCC plenary session in Tbilisi
32. Koba Liklikadze: Georgia Follows To Diplomatic Pressure Policy
33. Russian military TV channel reports on combat readiness of Abkhaz army
34. Georgian Foreign Ministry says UN meeting on Abkhazia conflict “beneficial”
35. Abkhaz de facto Administration Addresses IDP Issue
36. Russian Official Meets Abkhaz Foreign Minister
37. “Sorry” Always Succeeds
38. Electricity supply partially restored in Georgia
39. Permanent Revolution in Georgia
40. Georgian Population Dropping, Warn Analysts
41. Creative Reunion of Georgia’s Diverse Nationalities at the National Library
42. Lomaia Says He Won’t Sue Chamber of Control Officials
43. Kakha Bendukidze Advises Consumers to File Charges Against Caucasus Online
44. Shifting Internet Situation Means Higher Rates for Most Broadband Subscribers
45. President Opens New Railway Station in Borjomi
46. Doubling of Administrative Fine for Drug Use Seen as a Legislative Step Backwards
47. Saakashvili Slams Opposition MPs
48. Constitutional Court Moves to Batumi
49. Women Organization from ‘Conservators’ Party’ presented new initiative
50. Giorgi Arveladze responses the hot discussion raised between ‘Caucasus Online’ and ‘Electrokavshiri’
51. Baghaturia meets traders in Central Supermarket
52. Georgian president praises work of Tbilisi City Council
53. Bendukidze Chooses Magticom
54. Paata Zakareishvili Is Not Allowed To Meet Students
55. School principal dismissed by minister
56. Launch of BP’s Regional Development Initiative
57. Displacing Methusela: ‘930’ Promotes Positive Attitude as the Universal Recipe for Youth
58. Banking Sector Focuses on Risk Management and Sustainable Growth
59. New Factories Beef Up Domestic Cheese Industry
60. Political Casualties: Promised Government Assistance Slow in Coming to Many Georgian Deportees
61. National Assembly of Georgian Azerbaijanis’ President: Health System in Unsatisfactory State
62. Amendment Opens Door to More Criticism of Privatization Process
63. New Hospital in Ortachala
64. German Company Returns USD 2 million to Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs
65. Central Bank Reserves Reach USD 1.25 bln
66. Ten workers leave jobs
67. Local Self-Government Bodies to be Granted Forest Management Rights
68. Number Of People Diseased With Leishmaniasis Increases
69. Cases Of African Pig Flu Still Reported In Tetritskaro District
70. Chairman of the Gori Municipality Raids Organizations
71. IDPs from Kutiaisi Are Not Going To Surrender
72. Promises and Lies of BP and Starving Population
73. Sixteen Years in Railway Vans
74. People protest increased salaries of the high ranking officials
75. Financial Police Verifies Its Doubts but Firm Loses Thousands of Lari
76. Peasants Cannot Travel to the City
77. American Judge Coming to Georgia
78. Court Ban on Video and Photo Equipment Passes First Reading
79. Republican Party Demands on Prohibition of Journalists’ Admit to Law Enforcement Operations
80. Davit Gamkrelidze: An Idea Of “TV-Arrest Shows” Belongs To Georgian President
81. New Rights leader slams officials for ‘TV-arrest shows’
82. Davit Usupashvili: Violence Has Visited Plenty Of Families
83. Daughter Alleges Politics Behind Ex-MP’s Murder
84. Rusudan Sharadze speaks about motives of Sharadze’s murder
85. Georgian kidnapped from court
86. Police arrest gang of kidnappers
87. Reservists assemble in Kutaisi
88. Kakheti Population Demands to Remove the Polygon of Reservists Unit from the Area
89. ‘G.I. Nino’: Profile of a Woman in Uniform
90. Songs on the Street: A Look at Tbilisi’s Buskers
91. New Walking Tours in Old Tbilisi
92. Summer Hits [excerpt]

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


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