Georgia News Digest 11-17-07
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1. video: Georgian President names new Prime Minister
2. Georgia gets new prime minister
3. President replaces PM, ends emergency rule
4. video: Georgia lifts emergency rule and names new PM
5. Leader picks new PM, promises change
6. Saakashvili nominates BOG Chief as Prime Minister
7. President names prominent banker new premier
8. Nominee for Prime Minister outlines priorities
9. Saakashvili appointed Bank of Georgia Head as PM
10. Gurgenidze puts emphasis on creation of new working places
11. Biography: Lado Gurgenidze
12. PM submits resignation on health grounds
13. Leader announces political shake-up ahead of presidential elections
14. Cabinet of Ministers dismissed before approval of new Prime Minister
15. Gia Khukhashvili comments on possible cabinet reshuffle
16. Saakashvili on lifting of state of emergency
17. OSCE Chairman welcomes end to state of emergency in Georgia
18. Peter Semneby welcomes lifting of state of emergency in Georgia
19. USA welcomed lifting of state of emergency in Georgia
20. Estonian formin hails end of state of emergency in Georgia
21. Lithuania congratulates withdrawal of state of emergency in Georgia
22. Opposition addresses people after emergency rule lifted in Georgia
23. What happened in Imedi TV company
24. The Prosecution Service of Georgia – The direct link between Mr. Badri Patarkatsishvili and Imedi TV still exists
25. Peter Semneby – Georgian Government willing to find the way out concerning Imedi TV
26. Imedi will have to answer for everyone
27. Prosecutor’s Office instituted criminal case against fact of setting up of illegal armed formation
28. Patarkatsishvili fully conducted staff and editorial policy of “Imedi” TV
29. Imedi TV license suspended for three months
30. Kavkasia TV back on air
31. Saakashvili refused to comment on Imedi TV
32. Court explains decision to shut down opposition Imedi TV
33. Opposition pledge new protests to defend TV station
34. Opposition presidential candidate Levan Gachechiladze
35. Ex-foreign minister to tour Western countries
36. Interviews with Salome Zourabichvili
37. Salome Zurabishvili: “U.S. will support any winner in up-coming elections”
38. Dialogue between opposition and majority to resume on Monday
39. Patarkatsishvili’s security wanted to set up ‘armed group’
40. United opposition not retreat a step
41. Akaki Asatiani: Not time to divide votes!
42. Bulgaria’s PM meets opposition parties
43. Opposition divided as talks with government lead nowhere
44. Moscow alleges dirty electioneering from Saakashvili as abrupt campaign season begins
45. New premier is part of Saakashvili election campaign
46. David Gamkrelidze: “The country will have new revolution if presidential elections not provide”
47. Soros fund: “Saakashvili has equal chances of win and loose”
48. Tbilisi court turns down Okruashvili’s appeal to postpone hearing
49. Ex-defense minister’s trial opens
50. International organizations have their share of responsibility
51. State of emergency – a real risk of scaring investors off
52. Leading light of democracy is still shining, but how brightly?
53. Confusion and “stillness”
54. The nation and the opposition: Learning lessons from the Georgian opposition’s defeat
55. State of emergency dents Tbilisi’s NATO hopes
56. Georgia’s wilted rose
57. Is Russia behind an orange revolution in Georgia?
58. A step back for Georgia: Former Soviet republic loses nascent democracy
59. In search of a hero
60. A faded rose
61. Shevardnadze: “NATO issue is adjourned for too long”
62. Shevardnadze doubts Georgian ability to have fair elections
63. Shevardnadze says Tbilisi’s recent allegations on Russia nonsense
64. Shevardnadze doubts accidental death of Georgia’s ex-PM
65. Taking turns at law and order – Georgian style
66. Fighting riots with a horrible racket
67. Demonstrations in Tbilisi: the status quo camps out between the opposition and the government
68. The only way for Georgia is to be a reliable and stable state
69. Withdrawal and conclusions
70. Russia’s Foreign Ministry stunned by imagination of Saakashvili
71. Cyprus and Abkhazia
72. Moscow to remain “constructive” despite Georgia’s “anti-Russian” policy
73. Lavrov praises work of Russian diplomats in Tbilisi
74. Int’l commitments will be met despite Georgia’s anti-Russian rhetoric – Russian FM
75. Georgia, Abkhazia and Ossetia and the Russian backward-looking factor
76. Legitimate Government of Abkhazia condemns actions of Russian side in de facto republic
77. Turkey must play more active role in Georgian-Abkhaz conflict regulation – Prime Minister
78. Headache for the Government: Does the Kosovo independence mean Abkhazia’s independence?
79. Ministry of Finance launched next stage of admission of interns in Tskhinvali
80. OSCE stumbling over unresolved conflicts ahead of year-end meeting
81. Review of judiciary reform in Georgia
82. Deputy Defense Minister met with Defense Attaché of Austria
83. Arrangement committee to work over changes to constitution
84. IMF mission staff visit to Georgia results reported
85. Transition regional growth to hit new record in 2007
86. Rompetrol Group president on European energy market, possible roles for Georgia
87. Spending away: Is the government courting voters at the expense of inflation?
88. No carte blanche to trusts?
89. Tbilisi water sold
90. Start of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad construction to be marked in Tbilisi Nov. 21-22
91. Electricity flow between Georgia and Turkey to increase to 1,600 MW
92. Panelists discuss past, present and future of civil society 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),, office: +995 32 47 35 55, mobile: +995 95 33 33 40, USA voicemail: 310.928.6814

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