NEWS: Georgia News Digest 11-19-07

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1. event: Georgia: The Rose Revolution: Four years later (in NYC)
2. report: Inflation targeting in Georgia: Are we there yet?
3. President Saakashvili visits Kakheti
4. President pledges to continue supporting of Kakhetian winegrowers
5. Gurgenidze vows to aid wine producers to sell their products
6. Gabashvili positively evaluates nomination of Lado Gurgenidze on position of Prime Minister
7. Georgia’s new government to retain main former ministers – State Minister
8. New PM will have task of improving Georgia’s economy – Saakashvili
9. President explains why he sacked PM
10. New government will be decided upon within a week
11. President to present new premier, government to parliament
12. Zurabishvili links resignation of Noghaideli to pre-election campaign
13. Opposition leader downbeat about new premier
14. Opposition MP expects more reshuffle in government
15. Saakashvili speaks on opponents
16. Saakashvili attacks his key rival, vows “bright” future for his country
17. Saakashvili asks OSCE to send thousands of observers to Georgian elections
18. Send hundreds of election observers – Saakashvili tells OSCE
19. Iliya II urges Georgians to stay serene amid election campaigns
20. Gachechiladze believes presidency must be abolished
21. Common candidate from Georgia opposition starts presidential race
22. It is between Saakashvili and Georgia. What is Gachechiladze planning to do and what does he promise voters?
23. Opposition gears up for election campaign
24. United opposition to launch election campaign from Monday
25. Profile of Georgian opposition leader Salome Zourabichvili
26. Georgia to continue struggle against anarchy – Khaindrava
27. Labourists accuse government of disrupting Natelashvili’s election campaign
28. 70 Georgian Labor Party activists still in custody
29. Opposition calls on Labor Party leader not to run for presidency
30. Azerbaijanian wants to be Georgian President
31. Rupert Murdoch, embroiled in the Caucasus
32. Suspended TV journalist demands meeting with president
33. Patarkatsishvili, opposition demand Georgia resume Imedi broadcast
34. Public TV gives generous airtime to president during state of emergency
35. Polish media chief tapped as mediator to reopen Georgian station
36. Robertson: Imedi TV will inevitably return to on air
37. Saakashvili names Patarkatsishvili “evil for Georgia”
38. Opposition MP names accusations against Patarkatsishvili fiction
39. Alleged Azeri hand in Georgian protest crackdown
40. Ramil Usubov: There is nothing unusual in my contacting Georgian Interior Minister
41. CIS member-countries internal ministers maintain connection for mutual assistance
42. Russian press review
43. Saakashvili defends use of force against protesters
44. Georgian President justifies phone tapping
45. Saakashvili comments on phone tapping
46. Russian TV says hazardous US device used against opposition in Georgia
47. Russian radio discusses Georgia’s democratic record
48. Russian youngsters support Georgian ‘fight for democracy’
49. EU foreign ministers to consider situation in Georgia on Monday
50. Pro-Kremlin youth group pickets Georgian embassy in Moscow
51. Members of the “Egalitarian Institute” are not going to surrender
52. Stanishev’s historic visit to the Caucasian region
53. Bulgarian premier, Georgian opposition leaders discuss EU, NATO membership
54. A minimum of ten years before Georgia joins European Union
55. The implications of Russia’s moratorium of the C.F.E. Treaty [excerpt]
56. Russian side increases military contingent in conflict zone
57. Official slams UN over alleged Russian hardware deployment in Abkhazia
58. Gül to launch tripartite railway project in Georgia
59. Three companies bid for privatization of provincial gas network
60. Changes at Bank of Georgia
61. Former law enforcers is detained for drug addiction
62. Troupe dances through time
63. ‘Young Stalin’ : How a poet and singer became a vengeance-seeking revolutionary
64. Fossil find changes evolutionary beliefs

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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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