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Georgia News Digest 10-24-07
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1. WTO – the only lever against Russia
2. Georgian-Russian negotiations in Geneva finished without any effective results
3. NATO envoy comments on Georgia
4. NATO membership a political football
5. Putin the Great, NATO Ottomans & the pipeline labyrinth [excerpt]
6. Russia looks forward to better relationship – but not overnight
7. Georgian Embassy issued no visa to Russian TV anchor
8. Third world war or new world economic order? [excerpt]
9. U.S. Defense Secretary says ‘nobody wants a new cold war’ [excerpt]
10. Servicemen to vote at remote garrisons during Duma elections
11. Shevardnadze calls for a boycott of Sochi Olympics
12. Israel fears Russian fallout from Georgia deal
13. Gela Bezhuashvili and Shimon Peres discussed bilateral relations
14. Israeli Foreign Minister raises Georgian-Iranian ties
15. Nino Burjanadze to leave for Turkey on Tuesday
16. GUAM foreign ministers to meet in Madrid
17. Netherlands loans Georgia 2.5 mln euros to fight poverty
18. President Basescu tackles frozen conflicts issue
19. UN Security Council expands UNOMIG mandate to Kodori
20. Sokhumi hosts ‘Olympic conference’
21. Abkhazia may agree to use of unmanned aircraft for security surveillance
22. Nino Burjanadze hopes that JCC session will be fruitful
23. The meeting of Joint Control Commission is formal
24. Ossetian side expressed readiness for constructive cooperation at JCC session
25. Mixed reactions after first day of S. Ossetia talks
26. Negotiators on S. Ossetia meet in Tbilisi
27. Chiefs of joint commission for Georgian-Ossetian conflict meet in Tbilisi
28. JCC meeting in Tbilisi expected to be success
29. JCC fails to coordinate final statement, plans further effort for Wednesday
30. Gazprom chief meets S. Ossetian Leader
31. Does Tbilisi plan to kill Sanakoyev and wage a war?
32. Information by Regnum to be competence of Moscow court psychiatry
33. Chairman of CEC to visit regions of Georgia within framework of door-to-door program
34. Chairman of CEC calls on population to cooperate with special groups while checking election register
35. Kukava appeals to government to hold elections in constitutional term
36. Kakha Kukava launched collection of signatures
37. Burjanadze evaluates collection of signatures by opposition as admissible
38. No compromise over elections date
39. Opposition proposes constitutional amendment
40. Opposition calls for dialogue on early polls
41. Awaiting a new revolution
42. Students rally in Batumi
43. Thousands protest in Batumi
44. Thousands gather for anti-government rally in Batumi
45. United opposition seeks for supporters in Adjara, Guria
46. 100 000 protestors on November 2, opposition say
47. Opposition demands early parliamentary vote
48. The opposition presents its demands to the EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus
49. CoE and EU to assist South Caucasus countries in holding free and fair elections
50. NGOs established “Council Of Solidarity” in support of public movement
51. NGO probes into government’s expenditures
52. NGO opens regional branch in Zugdidi
53. Opposition youth protesters imprisoned “illegally”
54. Youth movement organized theatrical rally at office of “United National Movement”
55. Hearing of case of Writers’ Union postponed till November 15
56. The pen’s might is tested as writers contest eviction
57. Parliament to discuss initiative of “Rightists” about improvement of demographic situation with first hearing
58. Activists jailed illegally
59. Ombudsman meets with detainees
60. Sozar Subari negatively estimated detention of members of youth movement
61. Rati Samkurashvili offers opposition velvet receipt of government changing
62. Government rejects proposal to fight demographic ‘crisis’
63. MPs discuss ‘birth rate boost scheme’
64. Amendments to state budget 2007 to be discussed at finance and budget committee
65. Katsitadze calls for government to allocate 1 million from state budget 2007
66. Jojua condemns outdated style of conversation of ruling majority
67. 45 percent of Georgia support idea of constitutional monarchy, survey suggests
68. Vacheishvili to inspect rehabilitation works conducted on historical monuments in Kvemo Kartli
69. Kutaisi Mayor: “Do write whatever you wish, but write only the truth”
70. Controversial TV network boss replaced by advertising exec
71. Violations revealed in TSU regional branch
72. Former Russian military base in Georgia to be sold at auction
73. Six companies shortlisted for Tbilisi water
74. Spain’s FCC says Aqualia unit has lodged best offer for Georgia water co
75. Construction work under Baku-Tbilisi-Kars to commence in November
76. Contractor for Georgian branch of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway to be chosen October 29
77. National Bank dismisses claims it will be dismantled
78. According to data of NBG, dynamic growth continues in bank sector
79. Caucasus Online to make IPO in London, Georgia in 2008
80. First 100mln tons consignment of Azeri light oil produced in Azerbaijan
81. Georgian citizens seek their well-being outside the country
82. Nino Burjanadze delivered presents to Dighomi orphanage
83. WV Georgia opens first kindergarten class integrating children with disabilities
84. BAM announces 2008 spring season [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), 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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