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09-26-07
1. Georgian media “baked a sensation” out of Russian ambassador’s quote
2. Matvei Ganapolski: Georgia has not been lucky with the Russian Ambassador
3. Russian ambassador backtracks on Georgian ‘extinction’ comments
4. Georgians refuse to meet with Lavrov at UN
5. Lavrov says Tbilisi shuns talks
6. Saakashvili to speak of conflicts settlement
7. The wrong lessons from Munich [excerpt]
8. Gela Bezhuashvili and Nicholas Burns discussed conflicts in Georgia
9. Bakradze to leave for Brussels with three-day working visit on September 30
10. European delegation lends support for NATO accession
11. NATO can’t force Turkey to normalize relations with Armenia [excerpt]
12. Ambassadors to Belarus, Japan appointed
13. Our water – waists of Armenia and Georgia
14. Document for implementation of Baku-Tbilisi-Odessa-Plotsk-Gdansk oil pipeline to be developed:
15. Probably wide-scaled anti-rocket base will be located in Georgia
16. US radar station may be installed in Georgia
17. US possible attempt to deploy ABM elements in Georgia senseless-MP
18. US experts study operation of new radar station in Georgia
19. U.S. experts thinking over NMD deployment in Georgia – Georgian mass media
20. Georgia: Against the odds
21. Abkhazia FM calls for freeing captured border guards
22. Not Abkhazia’s but Russia’s officers killed in Tkvarcheli
23. Abkhaz parliament: Georgia is getting ready for large-scale military action
24. Tbilisi urges to give due assessment to increasing number of discriminative acts in Gali schools
25. LDP’s leader to meet separatists
26. Abkhaz separatist parliament accuses Georgia of provocation
27. Peacekeepers deny media reports on probe into Georgia Abkhaz border clash
28. CIS peacekeepers urge media wait for armed incident probe to end
29. UNOMIG to present final conclusions on recent Georgian-Abkhaz incident soon – official
30. International conference held in South Ossetia
31. The Tskhinvali separatists’ parade, marching nowhere at all
32. Georgia urges Russian envoy to propose new vision of South Ossetia settlement
33. Sanakoyev has no weight amongst ethnic Ossetians
34. Co-Chairman of Joint Control Commission to arrive in Tbilisi on Tuesday
35. Russia demands release of two peacekeepers in S. Ossetia
36. Georgian peacekeepers freed
37. Gas pipeline from North to South Ossetia reaches highest elevation
38. Kabardino-Balkaria residents detained in South Ossetia delivered to Tbilisi
39. Text of Okruashvili speech
40. Former Saakashvili ally accuses government officials of murder, corruption
41. Ex-minister says Georgian leader ordered killings
42. Okruashvili ups ante on former allies
43. video: Ex Minister accuses Saakashvili of power grab
44. Ruling party says Okruashvili is ‘hysterical’
45. Mikheil Machavariani evaluates Irakli Okruashvili’s speech as emotional
46. Machavariani: Okruashvili’s statement resembles to Russia’s evaluations
47. Bokeria names Okruashvili’s statement “story of threatened story-teller”
48. Georgian ruling party member dismisses ex-minister’s allegations as “hysteria”
49. Nino Kalandadze evaluates statement of Okruashvili as speech delivered by “resentful person”
50. Opposition lawmakers comment on Okruashvili
51. Analyst comments on Okruashvili
52. Sister of Badri Patarkatsishvili demands investigation of order on liquidation of her brother
53. Georgian MPs comment on ex-defence minister’s attack on president
54. Zurab Tkemaladze assesses Okruashvili’s statement as beginning of sleaze war
55. Chikhradze Evaluates Okruashvili’s statement as verification testimony
56. Okruashvili to speak out, as tax inspectors launch probes
57. Kukava does not exclude that detention of Kitoshvili is connected to Irakli Okruashvili
58. MPs comment on detention of senior official
59. Georgian tax police investigating purchase of ex-defence minister’s office
60. Georgian president’s aid admits involvement in mobile company deal
61. Spokesman for President detained on charges of corruption
62. Dimitri Kitoshvili, Parliamentary Secretary of the President of Georgia and GNCC ex-Chairman arrested
63. Georgian premier says corruption not to be tolerated
64. Georgia in top 20 business-friendly states
65. report: Doing Business 2008 [excerpt]
66. Georgia in Doing Business 2008
67. The world is flattening [excerpt]
68. Parliament approves increase in state expenditure
69. Parliament failed to approve state budget
70. Georgian parliament rejects budget draft
71. Eleven issues to be presumably discussed at cabinet meeting
72. Mamuka Katsitadze: Saakashvili lost trust of his own faction
73. Eldar Kvernadze calls on Gia Tsagaresihvili to make excuse
74. Opposition to address Nixon Center
75. Ex-governor’s ally testifies against Kareli
76. Armenians are leaving Javakh
77. Construction of road connecting Ninotsminda region to Tbilisi to be completed by 2011
78. Council of Armenian public organizations demands to confer status of regional language to Armenian
79. Goga Khachidze evaluates agiotage related to status of Armenian language as exorbitant
80. Government starts implementation of preventive measures in regions under threat of natural disaster
81. Action on cleaning Sataplia reserve to be held on Wednesday
82. German businesses send delegation to Georgia
83. Farmers pressed to make their own wine after huge grape harvest
84. World Cup cuisine: back to basics

09-27-07
1. Saakashvili attacks Russia in UN speech
2. Georgia calls for total review of UN mission and peace process
3. ’40 million Russians are convinced I’m a scoundrel’ [excerpt]
4. Georgia must stop provoking Russia
5. Russia will reap no dividends out of anti-Georgian policy
6. Russian Ambassador blames Georgia for worsening relations
7. RF ambassador regrets suspending work on RF-Georgian treaty
8. Fourth quarter forecast 2007: the Iraqi occupation of America [excerpt]
9. U.S. to deploy missile defense elements in Georgia
10. U.S. experts study airport capacity, not radar opportunity
11. Bakradze to leave for Brussels on September 30
12. Georgia restores voting rights in nuclear watchdog
13. Army Chief-of-Staff visits Bulgaria
14. Georgian troops in Kabul under French command
15. Lithuanian Parliament speaker envies Georgian administration’s popularity
16. Georgian experts in Baku to prepare visit of Georgian prime minister
17. Gali local television start-up postponed
18. Radio station Golos Abkhazii to start broadcasting
19. Abkhazia determined to jam Georgian radio
20. Georgia kills two Russian officers in disputed clash
21. Accusations of terrorism coming from all the wrong places
22. Separatists say Georgia destabilizing situation, urge UN reaction
23. Sukhumi leader is making threats and is asking the Council of Europe for assistance
24. S. Ossetia opens “embassy” in Abkhazia
25. video: Gunfire breaks out in South Ossetia
26. S. Ossetia says city still under Georgian fire, woman injured
27. Georgia, S Ossetia trade recriminations over evening attack
28. S. Ossetia reports one injured in shootout
29. Separatists firing on Georgian villages in South Ossetia
30. Shooting stops in South Ossetia, troop deployment halted
31. Bakradze to join peaceful negotiations in case of positive offers
32. Pro-Georgian movement, leader gaining support in South Ossetia
33. South Ossetian separatists urge Georgians to elect new leader
34. Russian envoy discusses in Tbilisi agenda for meeting on South Ossetia
35. Russia JCC co-chair to discuss commission meeting prospects
36. Former Saakashvili ally accuses government officials of murder, corruption
37. Why did Okruashvili “attack” Saakashvili?
38. South Ossetia is not surprised by “Okruashvili’s revelations” about Georgian president
39. Duma not rule out to discuss Georgian DM statement at PACE session
40. Russian MP: Issue of Saakashvili contracting murder will stir up PACE
41. Politologists call on Irakli Okruashvili to prove scandalous accusations
42. Georgian politicians comment on former defence minister’s allegations
43. Georgian MPs say some of former defence minister’s statements “alarming”
44. MPs comment on former defence minister’s allegations
45. Khaindrava does not exclude cooperation with Okruashvili
46. Bendukidze denies fact of handing “Georgian Railway” to family of president
47. Zurab Tkemaladze not in hurry to join Okruashvili
48. Konstantin Gamsakhurdia is not loyal to Irakli Okruashvili
49. Tbilisi mayor likens former defence minister to KGB staffer
50. Kukava: According to Okruashvili’s statement criminal group governs country
51. Tamar Chikovani: I hail if Irakli Okruashvili becomes strong opposition of the authorities
52. Late Georgian premier’s family want to meet former defence minister
53. Late premier’s family urges response from president
54. Okruashvili’s statement was not unexpected for Zurab Zhvania’s widow
55. Okruashvili remarks revive debate on Zhvania’s death
56. Okruashvili plans consultation with opposition parties
57. Georgian opposition leader urges nationwide campaign against government
58. New opposition party starts registration of supporters
59. President’s spokesman arrested on extortion charges
60. Tradition of ‘opening one’s eyes to things’ continues in Georgian politics
61. Transparency International releases the Corruption Perception Index 2007
62. Ex-Soviet countries score badly on 2007 corruption list [excerpt]
63. Georgia boosts defense spending by a quarter
64. Public attorneys won two cases
65. ‘Safe School’ initiative adds police, bans mobile phones in public schools
66. Opposition MP: Georgia is governed by clans
67. CEC to have a new head on October 6
68. Why village governors are not appointed and whose interests is Zugdidi population sacrificed to?!
69. Georgian media tycoon discusses future plans with partner Rupert Murdoch
70. Community radio reaches Georgia
71. Sick of the man drought, women need to take a global perspective [excerpt]
72. Georgia beats Namibia 30-0 for first Rugby World Cup victory

Uploaded on September 29, 2007 by Alex Kedelashvili


09-28-07
1. Remarks by President Bush to the United Nations General Assembly [excerpt]
2. UN General Assembly: Georgian president lights a fire in the bear’s den
3. Russia’s war of words with Georgia
4. Georgia and Russia clash at U.N. over shootings of Russian military officials
5. Foreign minister upbeat on president’s speech at UN General Assembly
6. Georgian foreign minister slams Russian counterpart over cancellation of meeting
7. Lavrov says it is high time to test genuineness of Georgia’s intentions
8. Lavrov plans to meet Georgian FM – Russia delegation sources
9. Lavrov considers accusations against RF peacekeepers blasphemous
10. Sergey Lavrov blames Gela Bezhuashvili
11. Russian commentary on Georgia-Russia relations
12. video: Russian FM in discussions on Georgia & Kosovo
13. Moscow to press Georgia for explanations
14. Georgian intelligence services won’t take part in CIS training
15. Students protest outside UN office, Russian embassy in Tbilisi
16. Russian youth movement stages rally outside Georgian embassy
17. NATO head to visit Georgia to talk accession
18. NATO envoy visits Georgia
19. Good relations between Georgia and EU, says European Commission representative
20. Bezhuashvili: visions of EU and Georgia on European security coincide
21. President, Turkish premier discuss new regional economic projects
22. Georgian and Azeri sides reached agreement on establishment electricity transmission system
23. Prime Minister Noghaideli leaves for Azerbaijan on September 27
24. Azerbaijan to become Georgia’s main supplier of natural gas
25. Turkmen, Georgian leaders agree to work more closely together
26. Stories differ after clash in Ossetia
27. Separatists fire Georgian villages
28. Intensive armed clash reported in Tskhinvali last night
29. Davit Bakradze relates fire opening on Georgian villages by Ossetians to Popov’s visit
30. Opposition MP slams “cowardly” president after South Ossetia shooting
31. Minister says shooting incident may thwart meeting on South Ossetia
32. Tskhinvali shelling designed to offset criticism of Georgia
33. Georgian commander says peacekeeping battalion in South Ossetia “attacked”
34. Separatist official links shooting to situation in Georgia
35. Separatist leader accuses Georgia of “sabre-rattling and guile”
36. South Ossetian, North Ossetian leaders condemn Georgia’s actions
37. Separatist leader promises “tough response” to Georgia
38. Such a neighbour as Georgia, is a big anxiety
39. De facto South Ossetian authorities detain, release two Georgian peacekeepers
40. Separatists to attend Tbilisi meeting if security guaranteed
41. Ossetia leaders doubt possibility of JCC meeting
42. Russia calls Georgia, S Ossetia to resume talks
43. Popov hopes next JCC session will be held before mid-October in Tbilisi
44. Baghapsh pledges support to Kokoity
45. Abkhazia not to detach from S Ossetia if situation worsens
46. Russian peacekeepers to stay in Abkhazia unless mandate revoked
47. Guram Odisharia: Isolation between Georgians and Abkhazians goes to war
48. Bagapsh threatens with transportation of armed groupings near administrative border
49. Abkhazian legitimate government marks the fall of Sokhumi
50. New political party set up in Abkhazia
51. Netkachev is in Abkhazia, preparing attack on Kodori?
52. Separatists urge UN reaction to Georgian policy in Abkhazia
53. Russian peacekeepers to stay in Abkhazia unless mandate revoked
54. Russian MPs headed by Vladimir Zhirinovsky leave for Abkhazia
55. Students sent appeal to diplomatic corps
56. Georgian President kills two birds with one shot
57. Ex-Defense Minister of Georgia held on corruption charges
58. video: Critic of Georgian President faces charges
59. Former Georgian defence minister detained in special police operation
60. Okruashvili arrested for alleged extortion, money laundering
61. video: Georgia holds ex-minister
62. Beselia: law enforcement bodies failed to submit arrest warrant
63. Opposition appealed to population of Georgia to rally Okruashvili’s detention near parliament on friday
64. Opposition politicians call for rallies, amid Okruashvili’s arrest
65. Georgia’s Okruashvili says he’s political prisoner
66. Situation in Georgia requires int’l reaction
67. US official reacts to arrest of Georgia’s former def minister
68. Former minister finally announces new party with attack on Georgian government
69. What are Irakli Okruashvili’s plans?
70. His struggle
71. Former minister levels explosive accusations against president
72. A brutal first strike, but there will be a second
73. The matter at hand
74. The ally who turned on Saakashvili
75. Georgian ex-minister returns, guns blazing
76. President silent, while key opposition party takes shape
77. If Okruashvili has enough courage, he can make public details of annihilation of Zurab Zhvania
78. video: Moscow says Okruashvili’s allegations should be examined
79. Kukava: Government confirmed allegations voiced by Irakli Okruashvili
80. Dimitri Kitoshvili’s arrest linked to Irakli Okruashvili
81. Okruashvili may nominate his candidacy for presidency
82. Okruashvili seeks national support as hundreds sign on in Tbilisi
83. Okruashvili lays out goals
84. Georgia’s ex-minister blasts president for ex-defmin arrest
85. Georgian opposition on prospects for joining forces with ex-defence minister
86. Senior Georgian MP says ex-defence minister “has found an ally in Russia”
87. Georgian businessman ridicules ex-minister’s assassination remarks
88. Security operation carried out on Tbilisi army base
89. Incident in 4th Brigade of armed forces resolved
90. ‘Drunken’ soldiers wrangle with officers in base
91. Commander of Land Forces becomes Deputy Chief of Staff
92. Radar installation may be built in Adjara
93. Usupashvili will show Americans that ‘there is better alternative’ in Georgia
94. Burjanadze to visit U.S.
95. Conservative party opens alternative headquarters regarding vintage in Gurjaani
96. Goga Chkhaidze to replace Vladimer Gegelashvili at Parliament
97. Small business profile: Forma Polygraphic Center
98. IFC to assist Georgian reconstruction and development company with USD 48 Million
99. Budget of Batumi increased with gel 2 804 000
100. Running water kills one on Gagarini street
101. Kutaisi mayor resigns

09-29-07
1. Huge protests in Tbilisi demand election after corruption claims
2. Thousands of opposition supporters rally in Georgia, demanding president step down
3. Georgia in political turmoil after opposition leader’s arrest
4. Georgia faces protests over ex-defense minister’s arrest
5. Opposition rally backs jailed ex-defence minister
6. Arrested ex-defence minister’s appeal read out at rally
7. Rally calls for launching anti-Saakashvili movement
8. Huge rally against Georgia leader
9. No incidents happen during opposition rally in Tbilisi
10. Thousands rally in Tbilisi after ex-minister arrested, opposition vow extended campaign
11. video: Opposition takes to streets in Tbilisi
12. New Rights challenge calls for rallies
13. Opposition party refuses to rally in support of arrested ex-minister
14. Tbilisi to quash any attempts of violent govt overthrow
15. Koba Davitashvili calls on law enforcers not to put up resistance to their citizens
16. Georgian opposition calls for riots
17. Bokeria advises opposition to refrain from forcible actions
18. NDP does not join opposition’s rally
19. Ruling party sends strong warning
20. Opposition vows more protests
21. Church calls for calm
22. Ex-defence minister “political prisoner”
23. Ex-defence minister urges government reform
24. Ex-minister urges public to continue fight for lawfulness
25. Okruashvili lawyer denounces actions of Georgia authorities
26. Okruashvili: Society should acknowledge danger coming from feeble president
27. Society was expecting Okruashvili to speak up
28. Georgian opposition leader to be jailed during investigation
29. Jailed minister not to take part in trial
30. Ruling party MPs say ex-defence minister’s arrest legitimate
31. Deputy prosecutor discloses more details of ex-defence minister’s case
32. Police search arrested ex-defence minister’s houses
33. Police officers still mobilized at office of Movement for United Georgia
34. Okruashvili’s information will soon start working
35. Imedi TV demands seized camera back
36. Public Defender’s office started investigation on seizing camera from Imedi camera crew
37. Prosecutor’s office published testimony of Dimitri Kitoshvili against Okruashvili
38. Leaders of UNM respond to fact of Okruashvili’s detention
39. Okruashvili’s arrest not politically motivated
40. President supporters denounce Okruashvili
41. Actions against Okruakshvili may result in Saakashvili removal
42. We hope mass protests will be peaceful in Georgia’ – Putin
43. State Duma asks world to assess human rights situation in Georgia
44. Opposition setting up National Salvation Committee to change govt
45. Labor Party calls for snap polls
46. Saakashvili should react to accusation presented against him – Shevardnadze
47. Georgia’s ex-leader urges president to reply to accusations
48. Georgian officials deny president cancels US visit, secretly returns to Tbilisi
49. Saakashvili secretly arrives in Tbilisi
50. We have not given the Georgian Railway to the president’s family
51. President of Georgia to overcome the crisis
52. video: Tengiz Kitovani commentary
53. Dimitri Kitoshvili released
54. Ex-spokesman released after testifying against Okruashvili

10-01-07
1. NATO’s involvement in world hot spots [excerpt]
2. Everyone, from Washington to Bucharest and all points in between, wants Georgia in NATO
3. U.N. sends envoy to Myanmar [excerpt]
4. Why the world believes Saakashvili
5. Russian peacekeepers not to blame in Georgian conflict zones
6. Tbilisi could take harsh steps toward Tskhinvali, Sukhumi
7. Saakashvili’s accusations against Russia unacceptable
8. video: Georgia & Kosovo under scrutiny at UN General Assembly
9. Georgia persistently tries to defame Russia globally
10. Bezhuashvili, Lavrov discussed bilateral relations
11. Experts are working on delimitation of borders with Russia and Georgia
12. Serbia’s ambassador to Russia: We do not want Kosovo precedent
13. President of Georgia to visit Finland
14. GUAM foreign ministers to hold another meeting by the end of 2007
15. The Armenian policy of Turkey reflects on its South-Caucasian policy
16. Russia said to boost transport links with Armenia
17. Visiting CIA director, Azeri leader discuss regional security, war on terror
18. Turkish Premier addresses UN assembly on Iraq, Cyprus, terrorism [excerpt]
19. Saakashvili to participate in summit held in Vilnius
20. Abkhazia to mark Independence Day
21. video: Abkhazia marks 14 years of `independence`
22. Abkhazia marks “independence day”
23. Reconciliation will start after clemency
24. Georgian students commemorate fall of Sokhumi
25. ‘Peace Road’ to Kodori opened
26. Study books and presents delivered to children in Upper Abkhazia region
27. Saakashvili opened newly built Chuberi-Sakeni road
28. Sochi Winter Olympics add new element to territorial duel
29. Russia’s Olympic town offers big money, intrigue [excerpt]
30. Russian Centre TV channel begins broadcasts to Abkhazia
31. Criminal attack or premeditated provocation?! Who stole equipment for Gali TV studio?
32. Court satisfied Sukhumi media center employees’ suit
33. Press summary for Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia 18-24 sep 07
34. Abkhazia insists on release of its seven border guards
35. Sokhumi slams Saakashvili’s UN speech
36. Separatist official accuses Georgia of escalating tension
37. Georgia is facing costs of “imposed democracy”
38. JCC to meet in session in Tbilisi late October
39. North Ossetia has no moral right to attend JCC meeting in Tbilisi
40. JCC may meet in Tbilisi in October
41. Saakashvili gave promise to unite Georgia during his presidency
42. Saakashvili cuts short trip after big protest in Tbilisi
43. video: Saakashvili: “I’ve fought corruption all my life”
44. Saakashvili breaks silence over Okruashvili
45. Saakashvili defends arrest of former ally
46. President denies ex-defence minister’s corruption allegations
47. Saakashvili angry over Putin’s ‘mass protest’ remarks
48. President hits back at Putin, condemns “traitors” in Kodori speech
49. Putin hopes Georgian protests will be peaceful
50. Russian TV report attacks Georgian president
51. Toughest challenge for Georgian leader
52. Georgian population thinks change of dictators will lead to no good
53. Georgian Azerbaijanis demand commission to consider accusations against president
54. Attorney of Irakli Okruashvili plans to file appeal to appellate court
55. Georgian emigres hold anti-Saakashvili rally in Athens
56. Head of regional branch of jailed Georgian ex-defence minister’s party detained
57. Office of regional branch of Georgian opposition party raided
58. MP denies plans to use force against separatists
59. Deputy interior minister dismissed
60. Abkhazia views Okruashvili’s arrest as Georgia’s internal affair
61. Georgian emigres hold anti-Saakashvili rally in Athens
62. Church urges political forces to be “more constructive”
63. Georgia opposition unite to topple president
64. United opposition took decision to establish “National Movement”
65. Opposition launched elaboration of joint strategic plan
66. Former Georgian minister talks to RFE/RL prior to arrest
67. Opposition leaders criticize Saakashvili for authoritarianism
68. Opposition demands release of jailed ex-defence minister
69. Opposition urges Saakashvili to free Okruashvili from custody
70. Opposition sets up new movement to oust current authorities
71. Helped to power by protests, Georgia’s leader now faces demonstrations
72. Opposition slams Saakashvili’s reaction on Okruashvili arrest
73. Labour Party will participate in the protest action
74. Political prisoner of Moscow: Irakly Okruashvili is suspected of ties with the Kremlin
75. Ukraine’s democracy is increasingly rare light in ex-Soviet bloc [excerpt]
76. Inside track: a country in crisis
77. Saakashvili at Columbia University
78. Baku-Supsa pipeline slated to resume pumping oil in 2008
79. Five countries to sign in Vilnius agreements on alternative oil pipeline
80. Energy workshop schools journalists
81. FSK UES acquired 50% in GruzRosenergo
82. Foreign trade turnover of Georgia in January-August 2007 amounted to usd 3909,6 million
83. Two different visions of Georgia: blooming economy or totally corrupt
84. Millennium Challenge Corporation holds a public outreach meeting [excerpts]
85. Waiting for Dutch disease
86. Media called on to boost tourism
87. Georgia hopes Golden Fleece can lure tourists
88. Build it, and they may come
89. Democratic processes in Georgia almost stop
90. Misha wants and that’s settled
91. Defence ministry official reports “clash” at military unit
92. Ombudsman’s apparatus accuses Georgian defense ministry of offenses
93. Headship of “Arti Group” protests against actions of Ministry of Finance
94. Aslan Abashidze demands EUR 100 million from Georgian administration
95. About 1000 peasants attended action organized by “Conservators” in village Velistsikhe
96. Havlabar: Armenian community in Tbilisi pays the price of urbanization
97. Case on Nana Bebiashvili will be brought to Supreme Court
98. Hard work to achieve journalistic impartiality
99. Tbilisi to host seminar on international standards of torture prevention
100. IDPs will not be evicted anymore
101. Bloody patient spent whole night tied up
102. Tbilisi Metro: Eau de rat dung era jettisoned into history
103. Tbilisi’s street racers’ hazardous adolescent fantasies come to life
104. Snapshots of my Georgian life
105. Warning: This column contains a spoiler
106. Some facts about Georgian gold
107. Georgia does pioneer proud

10-02-07
1. Saakashvili at UN: International organizations failing on post-soviet conflict resolution
2. Remarks by H.E. Mikheil Saakashvili at the 62nd Session of the United Nations
3. Interview With President of Georgia
4. President Saakashvili opens new road in Upper Abkhazia
5. Separatist leader mocks president’s pledge to unite Georgia
6. Khaindrava on Sunday evening with Vladimir Solovyev
7. Putin press conference and answers to questions
8. Putin criticized in Kodori Gorge
9. Hibernating no longer [excerpt]
10. Georgian government has not and is not to extradite Patarkatsishvili to Russia
11. Pro-Kremlin movements stage rally outside US Embassy in Moscow
12. Militants, elections and Georgian unease
13. Bokeria evaluates talks at Russian state “Duma” about democracy in Georgia as not serious
14. Increased defence spending to go to meeting NATO standards, boosting security at home
15. Saakashvili comments on Ukraine’s snap polls
16. Greece backs Georgia’s efforts to integrate into Europe
17. President Papoulias welcomes Georgian counterpart
18. Burjanadze visited New York
19. State Minister visits Brussels
20. Georgia and Azerbaijan to develop power energy system
21. Gas prices threaten to rise again
22. Gas supply to Georgia and Armenia to be suspended for a day
23. Decision on the construction of Baku-Tbilisi-Akhalkalak-Kars railway is of political character
24. Yerevan promotes resolution of problems of Armenian nationals in Georgia
25. Yerevan is interested in political stability in Georgia
26. Bokeria evaluates demand on setting up of investigation committee as political speculation
27. Report on details of Zurab Zhvania’s death to be presented at Council Of Europe
28. Saakashvili responds to accusations, but opposition fights on
29. Detained ex-minister kept in normal conditions
30. Ex-Defense Minister remanded in pretrial custody
31. video: Okruashvili to remain in custody
32. Appeals court upholds decision on ex-minister’s arrest
33. Duma chair speaks of “anti-democratic regime” in Georgia
34. MPs dismiss Duma members’ statements on democracy
35. Ruling party urges opposition to isolate all pro-Russian forces
36. Pro-government Georgian MP describes ex-minister’s blames “absurd”
37. Issue of setting up of investigation commission to be discussed at plenary session
38. Eliso Chapidze: I see nothing bad in an investigative group that will have a right to question the president
39. New Rights call for probe into Okruashvili’s allegations
40. Opposition party demands probe into accusations against Georgian president
41. United opposition responds to Georgian majority leader’s advice
42. Opposition is calling for revolution
43. Beselia appeals to “Association of Attorneys” against public attorney of Irakli Okruashvili
44. TV airs comments by ex-defence minister prior to arrest
45. Opposition, US officials discuss ex-minister’s arrest
46. Opposition party accuses authorities of attacking on its office in Poti
47. Chance which Georgian public is about to miss again
48. Game without winner
49. A campaign, if they can keep it
50. Georgia on fire?
51. Scandalous detentions open pre-election season
52. They will destroy your hut and build palaces for themselves
53. Okruashvili-victim or criminal?
54. Political crisis triggers lose-lose situation
55. Conservation of Tbilisi Central Archives
56. Obedient subscribers are punished together with disobedient ones
57. How much should journalists pay for violating confidentiality of juveniles
58. Hard work to achieve journalistic impartiality
59. Administrative board did not fund the only kindergarten in Ninotsminda District
60. Opposition leader quits political movement
61. Keep distance from ‘pro-Russian parties’ – ruling party tells opposition
62. Opposition agrees on joint action plan
63. Ilia II: It is unacceptable to turn different views into hostility
64. IFC to provide GRDC with loan of approximately USD 48m
65. World Tourism Organization, Georgian government to launch joint tourism promotion project
66. Fitch upgrades ProCredit Bank Georgia’s individual rating
67. How to get tourists top places which deserve them
68. Commentary of the Prime Minister on the results of the research study conducted by the World Bank
69. GRDC Group starts construction of resort complex at Lisi Lake since February 2008
70. Customs terminal “Opiza” is locked
71. Citizen of Israel, wanted by Interpol detained in Tbilisi airport
72. Nurse marches off east to train with Georgian Army
73. New academic year started in universities of Georgia
74. Students held action of protest in sport complex “Karishkhala”
75. Tbilisi gets car parks
76. Conservative party urges president to tackle problems in agriculture
77. Today rugby tomorrow everything else

10-03-07
1. report: Singled out: Russia’s detention and expulsion of Georgians
2. Russia parliament condemns pro-U.S. Georgia
3. Duma condemns Georgia’s “anti-democratic policies”
4. Duma adopts statement on Georgia
5. MPs condemn Duma resolution
6. Foreign minister unruffled by Russian Duma statement
7. Saakashvili pushes back at Putin’s hypocritical meddling
8. US State Department: we have good relations with both countries
9. Tymoshenko’s friendly phone call leaves Moscow hanging on
10. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer to pay two-day working visit to Georgia
11. Saakashvili and Prime Minister of Greece discussed attraction of Greek investments in Georgia
12. President Saakashvili meets Greek counterpart Karolos Papoulias
13. Azerbaijan hopes for peaceful solution of situation in Georgia
14. Armenia caught up in Russia’s embargo on Georgia
15. CSTO peacekeepers may be used in Abkhazia, S Ossetia conflicts
16. Press summary for Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia
17. Sokhumi University has new rector
18. Separatists cut off power supplies to Georgian villages in South Ossetia
19. CSTO peacekeepers may be used in Abkhazia, S Ossetia conflicts
20. Saakashvili’s rose-tinted homecoming
21. Ruling party plays anti-Russian card
22. A political martyr?
23. Okruashvili a ‘political prisoner’
24. TV links ex-defence minister’s return to tycoon’s political ambitions
25. Speculation on Patarkatsishvili’s ‘political ambitions’
26. video: Okruashvili’s arrest unites Georgian opposition
27. Opposition launches ‘Georgia without Saakashvili’ campaign
28. Georgia opposition want to scrap presidency
29. Action plan of united opposition to be made public on Tuesday
30. “National Movement” to resume rallying from November 02
31. Opposition advises Russia to refrain from interference in internal affairs of Georgia
32. Okruashvili lawyer vows Strasbourg appeal
33. Early election to settle stir around ex-defence minister
34. Opposition leaders reaffirm pro-western outlook
35. Ex-defence chief’s supporters gathering signatures for release
36. Opposition plans “grandiose” rally for early November
37. Opposition leader says “selective justice” Georgia’s main problem
38. Probe questions witnesses in opposition office case
39. Opposition demands elections in April
40. New slogans by opposition
41. Ministry slams lawyer of misinformation
42. Party activists collect signatures
43. Opposition leader warns of ‘anti-Americanism’
44. (The other) imprisoned opposition leader leaves his party
45. Georgia attempts to root out corruption
46. A new chapter in Georgia’s history
47. The school bell is ringing – hey parents, time to fork out actually!
48. Lomaia harming the youth’s education
49. Government to consider draft of state budget 2008
50. Amendments to Georgian 2007 budget approved in parliament
51. Fire first was opened from house of wanted Meskhidze
52. Archive administration monitored territorial entities
53. Small power plants step up
54. Odessa–Brody pipeline to stretch to Gdansk
55. GIEC to Invest USD 0.5 bln. in high voltage electric transmission line and thermal power station working on coal
56. Construction of railway to the Tbilisi international airport costs 15m lari
57. During 6 months of the current year, deficit of the current account totaled $806,7 million

10-04-07
1. The model of Georgian democracy
2. Georgian authorities are on much weaker positions than they three weeks ago
3. Russian parliament condemns “anti-democratic” Georgia
4. Odd bedfellows? Georgia, Belarus explore partnership
5. EU must unconditionally support Georgia’s integrity
6. EU envoy calls South Caucasus a ‘broken region,’ prescribes European identity
7. NATO Secretary General’s visit to Georgia is historic in a certain standpoint
8. Georgia crosses its fingers for Orange elections
9. Baku refutes information as if Georgia denies to hand over to Azerbaijan the suspects of Azerbaijani journalist murder
10. Cinema provides nine ways to forget about Lebanese politics [excerpt]
11. Ugulava to present strategy on economic development of Tbilisi
12. Blind people demand to use municipal transport free of charge
13. Shida Kartli bureau of Department of Non-custodial Punishments employed parolee
14. Georgia, Russia, Azerbaijan and Turkey to be connected by one power grid
15. Forbes Russia published article about illegal privatization in Abkhazia
16. Sokhumi warns against ‘unauthorized’ flights
17. Abkhazian air space closed to foreign civil airliners
18. Speaker says charges against ex-minister “absurd”
19. Jailed ex-governor’s health deteriorates
20. Jailed ex Georgian defense minister has no complaints
21. Cleric visits former defense minister in prison
22. Prosecutors say new evidence against Okruashvili emerges
23. United opposition and intelligentsia demand prosecution of President
24. Gamkrelidze called on John F. Tefft to influence current processes in Georgia
25. Playing with fire or who will win war of defeated
26. Democracy test
27. Reconsider cadre policy – Burjanadze tells government
28. Statement regarding political crisis in Georgia
29. Two candidates shortlisted for CEC chairman’s position
30. Poll suggests Georgians undecided on presidential election
31. Opposition leader, US ambassador discuss electoral reform
32. More rallies and earlier elections, opposition coalition says
33. Opposition demands withdrawal from CIS
34. Opposition wants to meet visiting NATO head
35. Opposition to start protest campaign in Georgia’s regions
36. Opposition demands adoption of law on lustration
37. New Rights leader meets with US ambassador
38. I know exactly that Irakli Alasania worked for Russia in UN
39. Gas price not to go up in Georgia
40. Large-scaled oil-gas and transport projects implemented in the region serve Pan-Turkism ideology
41. High-ranking official assaulted participant of rally in Velistsikhe
42. President Saakashvili visits Georgian monastery, meets Georgian diaspora representatives in Greece
43. President to blame for church vandalism on Azeri border
44. Noghaideli to visit Telavi on Wednesday
45. Alcoholism threatens Georgia
46. Millennium Challenge program summed up
47. Deputy Chief Prosecutor becomes ECHR judge

10-05-07
1. chapter: Black Sea economic cooperation: A Georgian perspective
2. report: Operational Guidance Note
3. report: 2007 Report on International Religious Freedom
4. report: Georgia: Country of return
5. report: Analysis of the juvenile justice system in Georgia
6. Russia-friendly politicians needed
7. Georgia and Ukraine’s Russian problem
8. Russia and Georgia still teetering on brink of war
9. Burjanadze calls on West not to pander to Russia
10. US calls for political solution to Russia-Georgia tension
11. Hunting for the enemy within is a risky campaign tactic
12. Ex-official with secret information flees to Russia
13. Saakashvili speaks of Kakheti region amid Russia’s embargo
14. Putin likely to meet Saakashvili on CIS summit sidelines
15. Opposition leader says Russia behind major investments in Tbilisi
16. video: NATO Secretary General: Georgia has to do more to join alliance
17. Speech on NATO-Georgia relations
18. A NATO move to calm tensions
19. Georgia may join NATO airspace control program
20. NATO scales for Georgia. Internal and external factors on path of integration with alliance
21. French leader supports Georgia’s NATO bid
22. Speaker warns NATO against sending “bad message” to Russia
23. Foreign minister says Georgia’s NATO bid “not directed against Russia
24. Opposition links NATO chief’s visit to current tension in Georgia
25. Representatives of opposition parties to meet NATO Secretary General in Brussels
26. African Swine Fever spreads from Georgia to Armenia
27. Turkish company receives land lot in Georgia for construction of electric power station
28. Azerbaijani natural gas: still no decisions
29. International tender announced on construction of Marabda-Kartsakhi sector
30. “Conservators” appeal to General Prosecutor’s Office
31. Main goal of Tbilisi development strategy is to create new vacancies
32. Presentation of radio Voice of Abkhazia to be held in Zugdidi
33. Georgia’s rebel Abkhazia looks to cash in on Sochi Olympics
34. Georgian side demands international reaction on Bagapsh’s threat
35. Abkhaz wine imports may resume
36. Abkhazia court sentences criminals for killing peacekeepers
37. Separatist leader denies ordering cut in power supplies to Georgian villages
38. Former Defense Minister announces opposition, is arrested
39. Georgian opposition raises the heat
40. Georgian opposition wants to get rid of Saakashvili’s post
41. Does former minister’s arrest mark a political watershed?
42. Saakashvili’s test: A worm in the bud of the rose revolution?
43. Irakli Okruashvili accused in two more episodes
44. Authorities bring new evidence against Okruashvili, implicate close ally Khalvashi
45. Fireworks in the Chess Palace
46. Manana Nachkebia deems Burjanadze’s statement is belated
47. Bezhashvili considers organization of dialogue between opposition and government as best outcome
48. Speaker urges opposition to become engaged in dialogue
49. Kukava considers appeal of Nino Burjanadze as inadmissible
50. Labour Party leader urges president to resign
51. Mikheil Kareli’s health condition deteriorates”
52. Imedi TV got seized camera back
53. A Georgian power broker invited to Washington
54. Natelashvili urges Saakashvili to resign
55. Time for president to go
56. Ruling party MPs discuss election code with European experts
57. When a country faces a political crisis, constitution does not give discharging mechanism
58. Opposition calls for probe into ‘confidence group’
59. Saakashvili plans ‘special anti-corruption commission’
60. Georgia’s president orders to boost corruption fight
61. President sets up special “anti-corruption commission”
62. Georgian to continue democratic reforms, leader pledges
63. Treason in Georgia?
64. Saakashvili pledges social benefits for teachers, pensioners
65. New Minister of Justice starts staff reduction
66. New gubernator intends to seize properties by new methods
67. “It is a table” or interpreters at court hearings
68. Murderer of nineteen-year-old boy works at the general inspection of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
69. Georgian serviceman in Iraq commits suicide
70. Royal bathroom to be sold by auction
71. About 3500 entrants to become students
72. Brucellosis is reigning in Lagodekhi district
73. Future of Kobuleti “wandering” rubbish dump is still obscure
74. In Zugdidi mother locked mentally disabled daughter in dark room
75. What is going on in juvenile jail?
76. IDP school is in trouble
77. Yards in Tbilisi are getting free from garages

10-05-07
1. chapter: Black Sea economic cooperation: A Georgian perspective
2. report: Operational Guidance Note
3. report: 2007 Report on International Religious Freedom
4. report: Georgia: Country of return
5. report: Analysis of the juvenile justice system in Georgia
6. Russia-friendly politicians needed
7. Georgia and Ukraine’s Russian problem
8. Russia and Georgia still teetering on brink of war
9. Burjanadze calls on West not to pander to Russia
10. US calls for political solution to Russia-Georgia tension
11. Hunting for the enemy within is a risky campaign tactic
12. Ex-official with secret information flees to Russia
13. Saakashvili speaks of Kakheti region amid Russia’s embargo
14. Putin likely to meet Saakashvili on CIS summit sidelines
15. Opposition leader says Russia behind major investments in Tbilisi
16. video: NATO Secretary General: Georgia has to do more to join alliance
17. Speech on NATO-Georgia relations
18. A NATO move to calm tensions
19. Georgia may join NATO airspace control program
20. NATO scales for Georgia. Internal and external factors on path of integration with alliance
21. French leader supports Georgia’s NATO bid
22. Speaker warns NATO against sending “bad message” to Russia
23. Foreign minister says Georgia’s NATO bid “not directed against Russia
24. Opposition links NATO chief’s visit to current tension in Georgia
25. Representatives of opposition parties to meet NATO Secretary General in Brussels
26. African Swine Fever spreads from Georgia to Armenia
27. Turkish company receives land lot in Georgia for construction of electric power station
28. Azerbaijani natural gas: still no decisions
29. International tender announced on construction of Marabda-Kartsakhi sector
30. “Conservators” appeal to General Prosecutor’s Office
31. Main goal of Tbilisi development strategy is to create new vacancies
32. Presentation of radio Voice of Abkhazia to be held in Zugdidi
33. Georgia’s rebel Abkhazia looks to cash in on Sochi Olympics
34. Georgian side demands international reaction on Bagapsh’s threat
35. Abkhaz wine imports may resume
36. Abkhazia court sentences criminals for killing peacekeepers
37. Separatist leader denies ordering cut in power supplies to Georgian villages
38. Former Defense Minister announces opposition, is arrested
39. Georgian opposition raises the heat
40. Georgian opposition wants to get rid of Saakashvili’s post
41. Does former minister’s arrest mark a political watershed?
42. Saakashvili’s test: A worm in the bud of the rose revolution?
43. Irakli Okruashvili accused in two more episodes
44. Authorities bring new evidence against Okruashvili, implicate close ally Khalvashi
45. Fireworks in the Chess Palace
46. Manana Nachkebia deems Burjanadze’s statement is belated
47. Bezhashvili considers organization of dialogue between opposition and government as best outcome
48. Speaker urges opposition to become engaged in dialogue
49. Kukava considers appeal of Nino Burjanadze as inadmissible
50. Labour Party leader urges president to resign
51. Mikheil Kareli’s health condition deteriorates”
52. Imedi TV got seized camera back
53. A Georgian power broker invited to Washington
54. Natelashvili urges Saakashvili to resign
55. Time for president to go
56. Ruling party MPs discuss election code with European experts
57. When a country faces a political crisis, constitution does not give discharging mechanism
58. Opposition calls for probe into ‘confidence group’
59. Saakashvili plans ‘special anti-corruption commission’
60. Georgia’s president orders to boost corruption fight
61. President sets up special “anti-corruption commission”
62. Georgian to continue democratic reforms, leader pledges
63. Treason in Georgia?
64. Saakashvili pledges social benefits for teachers, pensioners
65. New Minister of Justice starts staff reduction
66. New gubernator intends to seize properties by new methods
67. “It is a table” or interpreters at court hearings
68. Murderer of nineteen-year-old boy works at the general inspection of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
69. Georgian serviceman in Iraq commits suicide
70. Royal bathroom to be sold by auction
71. About 3500 entrants to become students
72. Brucellosis is reigning in Lagodekhi district
73. Future of Kobuleti “wandering” rubbish dump is still obscure
74. In Zugdidi mother locked mentally disabled daughter in dark room
75. What is going on in juvenile jail?
76. IDP school is in trouble
77. Yards in Tbilisi are getting free from garages

Feasibility of Construction a Nuclear Power Plant in Georgia

10-08-07
1. Saakashvili in Tajikistan for CIS Summit
2. Saakashvili refuses to sign Concept of CIS Further Development
3. President believes main positive CIS norms not applied to Georgia
4. Georgia boycotts CIS concept paper
5. Saakashvili signs some CIS organizational documents
6. Saakashvili accuses Russia of breaking CIS agreements in relation to Georgia
7. Lavrov says CSTO peacekeepers not be involved in Georgia’s conflicts
8. Lavrov bewildered by Georgian president’s statements
9. President Saakashvili and NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer hold joint briefing in Sighnaghi
10. NATO Parliamentary Assembly session backs granting of MA to Georgia
11. The way towards NATO is not only long and winding but also exciting
12. Moscow talks to focus on missile defense [excerpt]
13. On-the-record briefing : upcoming Moscow 2+2 meeting [excerpts]
14. Georgia has a distinctive and constructive role to play in the international arena
15. Iran-Georgia for expansion of economic ties
16. In Iran and Georgia, students build new partnership
17. Secessionist leaders warn of possible hostilities
18. Power supplies cut off in Georgia’s breakaway region
19. S Ossetia, Abkhazia confirm willingness to meet with Georgian leaders
20. Peacekeepers accuse Georgian police of shooting at transmission line in S. Ossetia
21. S Ossetia against presence of Ukraine peacekeepers
22. Ossetian minister condemns Georgia for placing posts in breakaway region
23. South Ossetian separatist leader says current negotiating format “effective”
24. Boney M to rock the South Ossetian house
25. State Minister in New York ahead of UN Abkhaz resolution
26. Official slams UN for “not reacting” to arrests in Abkhazia
27. Separatist foreign minister says Abkhazia may “lose trust” in UN
28. Abkhazia’s President refutes Georgian claims over civilian jets flights
29. Georgia condemns Abkhaz separatists for “threat” to international flights
30. Abkhaz separatists release detained ethnic Georgians
31. Abkhaz court jails four over attack on Russian peacekeepers
32. Separatist leader hopes captured Abkhaz soldiers return home
33. Abkhazia contacts Georgia to return seized military
34. Countdown started for return to Abkhazia’
35. President Saakashvili attends presentation of Voice of Abkhazia radio in Zugdidi
36. Abkhazia will never renounce independence
37. Abkhaz separatist leader expects tensions to rise from November
38. Abkhaz president vows access of local Russians to Duma elections
39. Abkhazian business ready to join Sochi Olympic projects
40. Abkhazia to seek putting Kodori upper part under control
41. Opposition parties reaffirm pro-NATO stance
42. Address by Georgian opposition political parties to NATO member-states
43. We, the opposition parties that they can speak to, went there
44. “Georgia without a President” – United opposition launches nationwide movement
45. Saakashvili-Putin-the Georgian opposition: looking for a recipe
46. Has political scandal tarnished Georgia’s democratic image?
47. What do they want?
48. Political battles in Georgia: Will anyone emerge as a winner?
49. Okruashvili’s immaturity and Russian MPs great sense of humour
50. video: Georgian opposition: “Cut president’s power!”
51. Opposition slams Saakashvili
52. Okruashvili wants to testify against president
53. Lawyer wants ex-minister questioned over accusations against president
54. Okruashvili will turn to Strasbourg court
55. Okruashvili suffers from eye ache
56. Zhvania’s death still a mystery?
57. Questions prevail in Zhvania’s death
58. Documentary reveals new details of late premier’s death
59. European Democrats urge PACE to draft report on Zhvania death
60. PACE to look into Georgian late PM’s death
61. Baramidze expresses full confidence to investigation about case of Zurab Zhvania’s death
62. President appoints electoral commission chairman
63. Public TV board chair nominated for CEC chairmanship
64. Opposition MP slams president’s nominee for electoral commission chair
65. Special anti-corruption commission to be established
66. President sets up special “anti-corruption commission”
67. Ministers back Saakashvili’s proposals
68. Saakashvili slams Interior Ministry
69. Kareli district has new governor
70. Catholicos-patriarch calls for constitutional monarchy
71. Ministry of Refugees and Accommodation starts obligatory registration of Chechen refugees
72. Head of Sony from CIS region makes first comment after visit to Georgia
73. New witch-hunt on businesses unleashed
74. Transparency International Georgia responds to Saakashvili’s announcements during cabinet of ministers meeting
75. 12-month inflation rate 9%, state agency says
76. Free industrial zone: a must for success?
77. Georgia to continue reforms aiming at reservation of the doing business ratings
78. Economic Policy Research Center talks about MCG deviations
79. Tender announced on construction of the railroad Marabda-Kartsakhi
80. Enhancing transit capacity by means of Baku-Tbilisi-Karsi railway corridor
81. brief: Feasibility of construction of a nuclear power plant in Georgia
82. Dispensing with Russian gas… or compromising energy security?
83. Georgian armed forces modernizes infrastructure
84. Communications battalion training center opened in Saguramo
85. Explaining the defence budget
86. US – Georgian bilateral defence consultations
87. After summer’s deceptive calm another minor accused of murder
88. Slouching towards supermarkets: Whither Georgia’s agricultural bazaars?
89. What’s all the buzz about, honey?
90. Fire on the mountain: Tbilisi emergency services show their mettle
91. The loaf crisis: the public grumbles as bread prices rise
92. Plagiarism
93. The environment is us
94. Police discover Suboxin pills
95. The real Georgia: Visiting a wondrous land few Westerners ever see
96. Holiday hotspots backpack in the USSR
97. Love in a post-global world: the fiction of Sana Krasikov
98. Lelos return home defeated, but as heroes
99. Kidnappers, perjury and beauty queens: The stormy saga of Miss Georgia 2007

10-09-07
1. book section: Central Eurasia 2006 Analytical Annual
2. paper: Georgia: natural energy resources
3. paper: Georgia’s Slavic population
4. paper: Up from the Montreux: submarines for Georgia, and NATO’s future in the Black Sea
5. Vladimir Putin’s summit birthday [excerpt]
6. Fear keeps the Kremlin in check [excerpt]
7. Russia’s “defluence” in Georgia
8. Russia on Its mind, Georgia flexes its muscle in Iraq
9. Sarkozy takes critical stand on first trip to Moscow [excerpt]
10. Will Sarkozy become Sarko? [excerpt]
11. At the UN, Georgian minister says more missiles may come, Black Sea vacations offered
12. Irakli Menagharishvili: The aftermath of Saakashvili’s speech to the UN
13. NATO Secretary General’s visit stresses need for continued reforms
14. NATO chief’s verdict a disappointment for Tbilisi
15. BSEC informal meeting in New York
16. Bezhuashvili met with Unal Cevikoz
17. The geopolitical whirlpool of the Caucasus
18. Kars-Akhalkalaki-Tbilisi-Baku railroad project cost likely to rise
19. President pays official visit to Denmark
20. Recent clash illustrates ongoing Georgian-Abkhaz tensions
21. President begins ‘countdown’ on Abkhazia
22. De facto Tskhinvali administration ready to restructure electricity debts
23. Kokoity ready to meet Georgian president at any time
24. Georgia servicemen infiltrate illegally in South Ossetia
25. KekhviHEPS put in exploitation in Tskhinvali region
26. Kokoity Fandarast opens new Gori office
27. video: Saakashvili’s accuser released on bail
28. video: Georgian ex-Defence Minister said to drop accusations against Saakashvili
29. Okruashvili recants, offered bail
30. In televised about-face, ex-minister retracts murder claims
31. Georgian ex-minister recants crime allegations
32. Irakli Okruashvili was subjected to pressure, opposition says
33. Tbilisi opposition says Okruashvili changed evidence under coercion
34. Okruashvili may be freed on bail after pleading guilty
35. Okruashvili hopes guilty plea will ‘mitigate situation’
36. Politicians comment on Okruashvili’s testimony
37. Speaker pleased with ex-defence minister’s testimony
38. Ex-minister’s supporters say he confessed under “inhumane pressure”
39. MPs comment on ex-defence minister’s confession
40. Okruashvili’s lawyer says he was interrogated in presence of unknown
41. Opposition leaders says Okruashvili makes confession to get freedom
42. Majority MPs attack media tycoon following ex-minister’s confession
43. Row over Okruashvili’s lawyers
44. Opposition marches in Georgia
45. Opposition vows to proceed with campaign
46. Opposition coalition plans rallies in regions
47. Opposition, Russia, press for answers on late prime minister’s death
48. Ruling party leader says Georgia survived “conspiracy”
49. Patriarch’s position aims at deciding once and for all who will be first in Georgia
50. Patriarch, opposition back restoration of constitutional monarchy
51. Politicians comment on constitutional monarchy proposal
52. Outsider opposition supports constitutional monarchy in Georgia
53. New Rights supports model of constitutional-monarchy
54. Candidate for CEC chair speaks about amending election code
55. Opposition calls anti-corruption commission a scam
56. Saakashvili’s teacher and pension grants “great disgrace”
57. Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs works on the president’s initiative
58. Health care ministry started work on president’s order
59. Baghaturia demands from government to hand in authority to people
60. Opposition MP to submit his proposal at bureau
61. Parliament outlines its anti-narcotic campaign
62. Private companies demand compensation
63. Conservatives demand redress of material damage to churches
64. Refugees to undergo obligatory registration
65. Million cubic meters of timber to be allocated for supplying population with firewood
66. Amendments to tax code of Georgia considered at parliament
67. Saakashvili and the five gs: Generalov looks to be Russian for great generosity to Georgian gold miner
68. No prerequisites for coup in Georgia – head of Georgian delegation to PACE
69. We are to bring two societies together – Vittorio Sandalli, Ambassador of Italy to Georgia
70. TV war brewing – Rustavi 2 vs. Imedi
71. African swine fever: The next threat?
72. Javakhk in blind alley on the information highway
73. Why is emigration from Javakh on the rise?
74. Grigol Gobejishvili appointed head of Revenue Service of Finance Ministry
75. Milk processing and cheese producing plant opened in Terjola region
76. Rich harvest of grapes in Kakheti: But why aren’t farmers satisfied?
77. Tbilisi court searches for JSC Logovaz
78. They’ll all drink to that: The Georgian supra as the driver of national prosperity
79. Georgian puppet troupe to remind Lithuanian people of simple yet eternal things
80. Georgia on your mind? Go see this Caucasus troupe
81. Georgian troupe’s men generate sparks onstage
82. Security fears mean Embassy will hold tickets for supporters [excerpt]
83. Kilts down: bum note for bare cheeks on Tbilisi trip

10-10-07
1. book chapter: Georgia in the Wider Black Sea Area
2. report: Ratings of business, government and politicians
3. State Minister holds meetings in UN
4. Georgia on the midnight train to being a banana republic
5. “Action for action” on the CFE treaty: opportunity and risks
6. Saakashvili tours Europe
7. Georgia, Denmark agree on cooperation
8. Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abkhazia
9. UN SC should be given facts of crime against Abkhaz border guards
10. UN-led negotiations guarantee security to Abkhazia
11. Sukhumi backs UN proposal to enlarge UN zone of responsibility
12. Delegation holds meetings in USA ahead of UN SC session
13. Abkhazia holding military exercise
14. video: Okruashvili still in Tbilisi despite speculation
15. video: Okruashvili’s lawyer denies claims he’s left Georgia
16. The flight of an opposition leader
17. Okruashvili never left country
18. Ex-Georgian minister is freed on bail
19. Okruashvili released from prison, recants accusations
20. Ex-minister’s TV confession
21. Ex-minister recants allegations, implicates media tycoon
22. Ex-defence minister partly admits his guilt
23. Minister does not care for source of Okruashvili bail
24. Ex-minister unaware of his bail’s payer
25. Lawyer meets Okruashvili
26. Medical examination finds ex-minister is in good condition
27. Irakli Okruashvili has been examined on narcotic substances
28. Lawyer says no pressure exerted on ex-defence minister
29. Questions remain
30. Okruashvili is over
31. Okruashvili’s U-turn involves tycoon in standoff
32. It is an operation of special services
33. Opposition does not have relation to Russia, but majority does who is holding CIS till now
34. Authorities’ all actions emerge questions
35. Davit Kirkitadze relates opposition’s 2 November protest rally to Russia’s instructions
36. Members of Irakli Okruashvili’s party fail to contact Okruashvili
37. Opposition set to continue protest rallies
38. Pro-government MP says tycoon should “watch his tone”
39. MPs say opposition rally timed to coincide with NATO event in November
40. Ruling party urges opposition to postpone rally
41. Opposition continues campaign
42. Opposition leaders start to meet Ambassadors of European countries
43. Patarkatsishvili arrives back to Tbilisi
44. Media tycoon returns to georgiA
45. Patarkatsishvili back to Georgia, congratulates Okruashvili on release
46. Patarkatsishvili’s exit not linked with ex minister’s statements
47. Georgian Olympic Committee impeaches Patarkatsishvili
48. They cannot arrest Badri Patarkatsishvili
49. Court due to rule on administrative appeal of Salome Zourabichvili
50. President announces high level corruption probe
51. Incomes Office has new chairman
52. Presidents instructs PM, Minister of Agriculture
53. MP Kardenakhishvili might be detained
54. Parliament to set date for monarchy debate
55. Patriarch urges consideration of constitutional monarchy
56. Analyst warns protests putting chill on investment climate
57. Government of Georgia outlook raised to positive on economic resilience
58. Company responsible for president’s residence to be sold
59. Owners of bookkeepers and casinos arrested in Khoni
60. New coal power plant for Georgia
61. TV says its journalist in province to be detained
62. Interior Ministry denies plans to arrest journalist
63. Ceremonies to be held in Georgia in memory of Russian poet and his wife
64. Speak less… pay more
65. Owners of the houses burnt down by warriors of “mkhedrioni” still waiting for compensation
66. Price on salt increased from 40 tetri up to one lari-peaople are afraid of starvation
67. Disorder in boarding-school in Zemo Bodbe
68. Akhaltsikhe boarding school – a look inside
69. Visit to Asatiani mental hospital
70. Psychiatric illness is a stigma within the family
71. Mentally disabled person was left homeless
72. Murder or suicide

10-11-07
1. Spy chief: West wants to split Russia [excerpt]
2. Georgia ready for equal relations with Russia
3. Georgia blames its own headaches on Russia again
4. Former Soviet foreign minister warns against new Cold War
5. Bakradze meets Russian Ambassador to UN
6. In PACE Georgian deputies supported international investigation of Anna Politkovskaya’s murder
7. Making sense of post-Soviet alphabet soup
8. Five ex-communist countries to sign oil pipeline deal bypassing Russia
9. Foreign Minister visits Denmark
10. In December Azerbaijan can supply 3 million cu.m a day to Georgia
11. Azerbaijan to halt natural gas supply to Georgia this week
12. Georgian Azerbaijanis want to receive education free of charge in Azerbaijan
13. Peace action to support passage of Armenian Genocide Resolution to be held in front of US Embassy in Tbilisi
14. Saakashvili warns Russia against recognition of breakaway regions
15. Radio Voice of Abkhazia ideological tool of fascism
16. Sokhumi backs expansion of UN monitoring
17. Press summary for Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia
18. Progress in upper Abkhazia must be reflected in UN resolution
19. Officials lay out Tbilisi’s UN Abkhaz resolution priorities
20. Peasants robbed, intimidated in breakaway Abkhazia
21. Tbilisi-backed S. Ossetia administration chief visits Finland
22. Sanakoev leaves for Finland
23. Dimitri Sanakoev participates in official negotiations
24. Russian peacekeepers complain of Georgia’s actions in South Ossetia
25. Members of Movement for a United Georgia to meet Okruashvili
26. Okruashvili released: Ex-minister out on bail, oligarch under fire
27. Georgia’s murky politics An ex-minister changes his tune
28. Okruashvili’s case test for rule of law
29. U.S. ambassador denies Okruashvili’s allegation
30. Okruashvili still topical in Russian media
31. Ex-minister does not feel well
32. MP denies psychotropics were used on ex-defense minister
33. Saakashvili’s pyrrhic victory
34. Confession or deal?
35. The Saakashvili regime will cease to exist after 2008 elections!
36. A new rallying cry from an old debate
37. The price of unification
38. Okruashvili’s companion freed
39. Okruashvili’s friend Guram Gogua released from custody
40. I don’t like this system and that’s why I would go to 2 November protest rally
41. Gia Tortladze plans to meet Irakli Okruashvili
42. Okruashvili’s u-turn involves tycoon in standoff
43. Patarkatsishvili comments on recent developments
44. Patarkatsishvili says he may go into politics
45. No plans to bring criminal charges against media tycoon
46. No criminal elements visible in Badri Patarkatsishvili’s actions
47. Businessman refutes charges with anti-govt conspiracy
48. Students hold rally against media tycoon
49. Patarkatsishvili assesses his dismissal from chairman of National Olympic Committee as authorities’ pressure
50. Removal of Georgian Olympic Committee head illegal
51. Georgian sportsmen against head of Olympic Committee
52. GNOC divided over Patarkatsishvili suspension
53. Ministers hail Patarkatsishvili’s impeachment
54. No one intends to act against Imedi TV
55. Imedi TV not for sale
56. Gurjaani winegrower Avtandil Kalabegashvili not summoned to police
57. Grape harvest ‘huge success’
58. Tsiskarishvili content with ongoing process of vintage
59. Government reported about successful vintage
60. Georgia plans anti-corruption commission
61. Government discusses social assistance plan
62. Underprivileged population to get subsidies from Monday
63. Authorities plan to implement high-profile social program
64. Conference “Rose Revolution and Human Rights in Georgia” to be held in Tbilisi
65. Tbilisi hosts international religious conference
66. Tartan Army pay extra in Tbilisi

10-12-07
1. Russian senators critical about Georgian accusations of Russia plotting coup
2. Counterintelligence: Today spies are caught like this… [excerpt]
3. audio: Separatist regions cause friction between Moscow, Tbilisi
4. Yuschenko has confirmed intention to participate in settlement of conflicts in the territory of GUAM member-states
5. Sarkozy raises Georgia missile incident with Putin
6. Five countries sign key pipeline deal at Vilnius summit
7. Nicolas Sarkozy ‘plans for a bachelor life’ [excerpt]
8. Georgia says 250,000 soldiers ready to fight “external threat”
9. Georgia seeks key to peace on Baltic Sea islands
10. Saakashvili lays wreath on Mannerheim’s grave in Helsinki
11. Parliament of Georgia ratified agreements with Germany
12. Foreign Minister met with Danish Tax Minister
13. Lithuanian military official visits Georgia
14. UN probe into Abkhaz deadly clash
15. Russian envoy says UN probe finds Georgia guilty of Abkhazia attack
16. Russia wants Georgians punished for clash
17. video:
UN investigation discovers Georgia-Abkhazia shoot-out initiators?
18. Abkhazia is a minor question for UN
19. Interior Ministry press release
20. Former separatist leader’s nephew undergoes treatment in Georgia
21. Abkhaz couldn’t manage to turn on their new TV channel
22. Moscow supplies South Ossetian schools with books
23. Embattled ex-minister temporarily leaves politics
24. video: Okruashvili to quit politics
25. Ex-minister in public climbdown
26. Okruashvili is still a hostage of the authorities and he won’t make any political statements
27. Eka Beselia, Shalva Shavgulidze and Soso BaratashvilI protest against involvement of prosecutor’s office
28. Georgian president compromises “orange” idea
29. Traditionalists discusses possibility of joining United National Council
30. Opposition rejects mayor’s allegations
31. Opposition leaders to visit Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Washington
32. Opposition pledges to protect freedom of speech, free media
33. Tbilisi mayor sees no threats to freedom of speech, expression in Georgia
34. Tbilisi mayor comments on Patarkatsishvili
35. Tycoon resigns as business federation chief
36. Patarkatsishvili under fire: Georgian tycoon accused of plotting against state
37. We do not yet have basis to institute legal proceedings against Patarkatsishvili
38. Tycoon says “the time may come” for him to enter politics
39. Patarkatsishvili backs constitutional monarchy idea for Georgia
40. Georgia addresses International Olympic Committee
41. Ruling party denies putting pressure on TV
42. Owner of Georgia’s Imedi TV rejects “conspiracy” allegations
43. Opposition parties support Imedi TV and Badri Patarkatsishvili
44. Standard & Poor’s ratings services revised its outlook on the Government of Georgia to positive from stable
45. Bank of Georgia buys Ukrainian bank
46. Parliamentary factions launch discussing Levan Tarkhnishvili’s cadidature for CEC chairman
47. Students, opposition rally at Education Ministry
48. Prime Minister visits Samegrelo Region
49. Minister of Environment Protection And Natural Resources to visit Racha-Lechkhumi and Svaneti
50. IWPR visit to Samtskhe-Javakheti challenges biased reporting on this neglected region
51. Society must be cautious in order media not to relax
52. Ex-governor of Gori district released from 2 months’ pre-trial custody
53. Ministry of Economic Development sells private property in Gori
54. Resolution passed on deregulation of import of natural gas in Georgia
55. report: New IDP strategy awaits implementation
56. Deaf refugees living in Zugdidi to be granted hearing aids
57. Farmers have a field day with new potatoes
58. Georgian peacekeepers undertake full control of Wasit
59. Mentally disabled person imprisoned for three years
60. Men in black: An audacious Nazi scheme to penetrate the Vatican was almost crazy enough to succeed


full digest: Georgia News Digest – Ansicht in Groups BetaNeu!

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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