NEWS: Georgia News Digest 11-21-07

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1. Government of Georgia Information Notes
2. paper: A family medicine training program in Georgia: A model of chronic disease management
3. Guns and Roses: The wheels come off in Georgia
4. Analysts believe chances for NATO slim
5. The flickering “beacon of democracy”
6. Russian interference in Georgia nothing new
7. Government reshuffles in Georgia
8. Why change the prime minister?
9. Parliament supported draft project of amendments to election code with second hearing
10. video: Georgia awaits Saakashvili’s resignation
11. Saakashvili should resign Nov 21-26 for early election-CEC
12. Saakashvili warns foes will try to thwart snap presidential poll
13. video: Europe keen to monitor Georgian election
14. OSCE observers to examine preparation for Georgia presidential polls
15. Gurgenidze will not sack Bendukidze. New prime minister is not planning to change economic team
16. Opposition party says “no sense” in continuing dialogue
17. Burjanadze says opposition wants “unstable environment” ahead of poll
18. Lomaia and Bezhuashvili might not get into new government. Noghaideli might be NBG president
19. Gamkrelidze urges opposition to unite in 2nd round of elections
20. Industrialists refuse to support new Cabinet of Ministers
21. Opposition’s supporters picketing US embassy in Brussels
22. Georgia misses million dollars worth of investments thru rallies-president
23. Meeting planned between “Democratic Front” and Lado Gurgenidze failed
24. Pazil Aliyev to participate in Georgian presidential elections
25. Members of opposition visited victims of November 07 incident in hospital
26. Young members of opposition to place live chain on building of Parliament
27. Magradze: Civil servants made fill out forms in support of government
28. MP complains of pro-president campaign in state agencies
29. State employees under pressure ahead of polls- MP
30. Company “Lynx” published several demands regarding Mtatsminda Park
31. Imedi TV lawyers appeal GNCC decision
32. European experts to help resolve Imedi TV problem – Burjanadze
33. Ombudsman says no grounds to keep radio Imedi off air
34. Zourabichvili: Saakashvili declared war on United States by arresting Imedi
35. EU ministers concerned over media freedom
36. Georgia joins election battle in Russia
37. Russian spin doctor views Moscow’s relations with Ukraine, Georgia [excerpt]
38. Lithuanian MPs censure attempts to destabilize Georgia
39. Free trade agreement to be signed between Turkey and Georgia on Wednesday
40. Azerbaijani President to visit Georgia
41. Azerbaijan not receives Georgian Patriarch’s appeal
42. Catholicos-Patriarch of Georgia Ilya II appeals to Sheik of Azerbaijan
43. Azerbaijan to sell 10 000 tons of flour to Georgia
44. Burjanadze speaks about importance of amnesty
45. BSEC PA session to open in Tbilisi in December
46. America, here are your Democratic presidential candidates [excerpt]
47. Defense Attaché of Germany appointed in Georgia
48. Abkhazia threatens to follow Kosovo’s lead
49. Concentration of heavy equipment can be noticed near Kodori
50. Parliament adopted resolution on suspension of legal property disputes
51. Authorities to legalize disputed private property
52. Parliament to launch draft budget 2008 consideration this week
53. War veterans and blinds to exercise privileges on transport from December 01
54. Next cabinet meeting to be held at State Chancellery on Wednesday
55. Would-be PM focuses on social programs
56. Next conscription of reservists started
57. The population will feel results of work of the new government already since 1 December – Gurgenidze
58. Giorgi Arveladze appointed Chairman of National Communications Commission
59. Georgia to increase customs fees rates during time off
60. President pardoned three inmates today
61. About 5 000 inmates to be pardoned and amnestied
62. Training of Gldani prison freshmen to restart tomorrow
63. Socially vulnerable families to receive presents from president for new year
64. Saakashvili pledges assistance at televised meeting with pensioners
65. President promised Georgian sportsmen to increase financing
66. President Saakashvili meets academicians and scientists
67. More support and better solutions needed for Georgia’s street children
68. Construction of gas pipeline in Akhalkalaki to be accomplished in December

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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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