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Georgia News Digest 08-13-07
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1. Can Georgia Count on International Organizations?
2. On which side will the Church stand?
3. Shall we make a monument for Russians?
4. Georgian leader says no plans for war with Russia
5. ‘We are not in a State of War with Russia’ – Saakashvili
6. Georgia pressures West: Bid for U.N. meeting on Russian missile reflects frustrations
7. video: UN avoids involvement in Russia-Georgia missile dispute
8. Security Council Stalls Georgia’s Request on Missile Debate
9. UN Security Council will wait until “adequate information” is received on incident in Georgia
10. Russian missile reaches the United Nations: Georgia elevates conflict with Russia to a new level
11. Russian peacekeepers violated mandate by obtaining new witness statement
12. OSCE Chair for ‘Thorough Investigation’ into Missile Incident
13. Russia, OSCE re-examining missile crash site in Georgia
14. EU Calls for Rapid Probe into Missile Incident
15. Slovene daily says Russia, Georgia drifting further and further apart
16. Hungarian daily mulls Georgia-Russia air incident
17. Georgia refuses to participate in joint probe into air incident
18. Tbilisi Says Russia ‘Fabricates’ Missile Incident Evidence
19. Russian Air Force invites Georgia to cooperate on missile incident
20. Georgia has kept fragments of rocket with a data plate
21. Georgia officially demand that Russia submit radar data
22. Russia introduces new witnesses on incident in Georgia, Tbilisi refuses to participate in new investigation
23. Tbilisi Wants Russia’s Air Traffic Records
24. Georgian party refuses to sign draft report by Russian peacekeepers
25. Whose missile did Georgia catch?
26. Saakashvili claims evidence to Russian origin of Gori missile
27. Unexploded Bomb Latest Example of Political Game-Playing
28. Russian Denials and Tired Conspiracy Theories: it’s Business as Usual in Missile Strike Aftermath
29. They came from the north
30. Russian peacekeepers violated mandate by obtaining new witness statement
31. Georgia on My Mind
32. The case of the murderous missile
33. Russian: Georgia Faked Missile Drop
34. Georgia missile incident “theatrical show”
35. Council of dissident elders convenes in Tskhinvali
36. Georgian police seize contraband in conflict zone
37. Fire attack on peacekeepers from Georgian police post is third since May
38. Georgian official against increasing peacekeeping presence in breakaway region
39. Georgia accuses Russian peacekeepers of violating their mandate
40. video: South Ossetia asks for more CIS peacekeepers
41. Administration of South Ossetia to hold meetings in Ajara
42. Georgia plans provocation against civilians – separatist leader
43. Georgia dumps ASF-infected swine carcasses in river, downstream to Abkhazia
44. Russia, Georgia spar over dead pigs
45. ‘I Plan a Holiday in Abkhazia’– Saakashvili
46. Georgian president opens camp near conflict zone
47. Georgian president to spend brief vacation in Kodori Gorge
48. In Kodori Saakashvili Speaks of Peace
49. Sokhumi Plans Commission to Help Abkhaz Repatriation
50. Abkhaz separatists kidnap Georgian in Gali
51. Two Russians killed trying to barbecue with explosive device
52. Georgia’s Defence Reforms Strive to Approach NATO Standards
53. Georgia switching to Western armaments, hardware-president
54. Do opposition expect a boost from the majority?
55. Conservatives looking for access to investigation into former MPs murder
56. Ninety organisations in Georgia left without a roof
57. Under bomb pretext, Georgian authorities start crackdown on media
58. Publishing house to be privatized
59. Ministry of Economic Development – 90 Organizations Illegally Residing in Samshoblo Publishing House
60. Georgian reporters protest at eviction from offices
61. Media Organizations Expelled from Samshoblo Publishing House
62. Public Defender Blames Valeri Grigalashvili for Tendential Approach to Jehovah’s Witnesses
63. Sozar Subari: Batiashvili’s Rights Were Violated While Discussing Case Materials on Him
64. “Last of the Mohicans” in Hotel “Kutaisi”
65. Land Argument -Batumi City Hall Sold Tarielashvilis’ Land in Khelvachauri
66. Story of Kuradashvili’s Family Who Became Mekhriev
67. “Childless” Prisoner
68. “People’s” Market Is Being Sold out
69. Prisoner with Blood Cancer Urges for Pardon
70. There Is a Smell of Gunpowder at Gori University
71. Court rules against Art Academy in admissions scandal
72. MIA Giving no Response to Public Defender’s Queries
73. Public Defender accused the leader of the administration of Ministry of Internal Affairs for violating the law
74. Five released on bail
75. Infringers will be seriously punished
76. Kakha Kukava accuses Gigi Ugulava of swindling citizens
77. Tbilisi police start horsing around
78. Complaints about History Textbook
79. Water Supply Is Cut Off for IDPs
80. Racha’s Lake Shaori Slated to Become Bakuriani Alternative
81. Batumi: Playground for Adults
82. Georgian mountains top draw for European tourists
83. GEL 4 million more for Sighnaghi rehabilitation
84. Buses, boats, and a brand new park
85. Tender announced on Gudauri hotel complex management
86. USAID project to study, boost tourism industry in Georgia
87. Tusheti Diary: A Breach of Mountain Law
88. From Theory to Practice: Georgia’s School Principal Elections
89. The Healer of Street Kids
90. Forging the Next Generation of Civil Servants: Presidential Fund to Send 88 Students Abroad for a Master’s
91. New British Ambassador – Already Fluent in Georgian – Hits the Ground Running
92. HIV/AIDS on the increase in Georgia
93. Georgian Post service to establish venture for land transit to Europe
94. Loan for Kars-Akhalkalaki railroad construction to be used on schedule
95. Finance Ministry launches audit system based on risk evaluation
96. Direct foreign investment in Georgia almost doubled in Q1 y-o-y
97. MagtiCom to Develop E-Gov
98. Memorandum of mutual understanding signed
99. Amnesty to privatized lands in Tbilisi
100. The construction of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad to start in September in Georgia

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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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