Georgia News Digest 09-19-07
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1. Davit Bakradze met with delegation of NATO Parliamentary Assembly
2. Giorgi Baramidze met with delegation of NATO Parliamentary Assembly
3. NATO delegation meets state ministers
4. Georgia hopes to receive NATO’s membership plan at 2008 summit
5. What Bezhuashvili expects from NATO
6. Italy supports Georgia’s integration into NATO
7. PACE team likes what they see in Georgia
8. Georgia, U.S. discuss military cooperation
9. U.S.-Georgian bilateral consultations launched
10. Georgia to withdraw most Iraq troops by next summer
11. Delegation of border guard police to leave for Estonia
12. Chair of Constitutional Court pays informal visit to Germany
13. Minister, Belarus president consider cooperation
14. Russian official names defendants in missile-smuggling case
15. Presidents of Armenia and Georgia discuss agenda of bilateral relations in Batumi
16. Pan-Ossetian congress held in Tskhinvali
17. Sanakoev: All-Ossetian assembly no threat
18. Minister dismisses “soviet-style” congress in breakaway region
19. Vladimer Sanakoev advises Georgian side to refrain from reacting upon Ossetian assembly
20. Pro-Georgian leader of breakaway Ossetia downplays separatist plans
21. Baramidze: participants of all-Ossetian assembly have no right to speak on behalf of Ossetian people
22. All-Ossetia Congress Resists Georgian Delegates
23. Tbilisi moves ‘peace march’ to Sept. 20
24. Peace march might lead to anything but peace
25. Moscow warns against ‘peace march’ in South Ossetia, Tbilisi rebuts claims
26. Tbilisi claims catching 2 South Ossetian spies
27. Georgia detains two citizens accused of spying for separatists
28. Russia plans to move border from Psou to Bzif
29. Sokhumi denies ceding territory
30. Abkhaz separatist minister denies Georgian reports on ceding land to Russia
31. Military exercise to be held in Georgia’s separatist Abkhazia
32. Unascertained gunmen abduct Abesalom Chabukiani from Khurcha village
33. Next cabinet meeting to be held on September 19
34. Georgian president gains a shadow rival
35. Irakli Okruashvili’s team member MP withdraws legislative initiative
36. Okruashvili’s fatal mistake
37. Georgia has the authorities who partook in murder and Irakli Okruashvili can prove this fact
38. Gia Maisashvili to form new political movement
39. Reports say ex-interior minister considers political comeback
40. Georgian opposition leader says west supports government change
41. Opposition lawmaker beaten up
42. Labor Party leader returns from Strasburg
43. Opposition slams education ministry for wrong strategy
44. Opposition concerned over demographic problems
45. “Labourists” accuse government of artificial lowering of price on grapes
46. Dzidziguri welcomes initiative of government to deliver financial assistance to large families
47. Ministry of Justice denies Giorgi Laghidze’s accusations
48. Go and drink “Laghidze waters”
49. With winter approaching, Georgia’s natural gas supply still unsure
50. SOCAR has to postpone reconstruction of Kulevi terminal till the end of October
51. Extra GEL 2,7 million allotted for support to the global advertising campaign for popularization of Georgia 52. Law enforcement bodies to study activities of unaccredited universities
53. Cleaning action held at vicinity of river Mtkvari
54. Tension increasing in Batumi University
55. New TV station starts functioning in Georgia
56. Gurjaani governor terrorizes journalists
57. Tusheti region is abandoned
58. “Organization on protection of human rights” speaks about increase of death rate in prisoners
59. Imprisonment for a joke
60. They think it’s all over for the commentators

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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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