About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 21:28 - 15 Dec.'17
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
U.S. Intelligence Chief: Georgia’s North Caucasus Efforts Contribute to Tensions
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 18 Feb.'11 / 21:23

U.S. Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, said that along with Russia’s military presence in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Georgia’s public efforts to reach out Russia’s North Caucasus republics contribute to the tensions in the region.

“Moscow's continued military presence in and political-economic ties to Georgia's separatist regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, combined with Georgia's dissatisfaction with the status quo, account for some of the tensions. Georgia's public efforts to engage with various ethnic groups in the Russian North Caucasus have also contributed to these tensions,” Clapper said in an annual worldwide threat assessment hearing at the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on February 16.

On Georgia’s domestic politics, Clapper said in the testimony, that although president Saakashvili “has not indicated his future plans but the option is avaialable for him under the new Consitution to serve as Prime Minister”, whose office will be strengthened after the new Constitution goes into force following the presidential elections in late 2013.

Latest News
15 Dec.'17 21:28
New Constitution to Specify Grounds for Restricting Access to Public Information
Lawmakers approved the constitutional amendments on second reading with 115 votes in favor.  
15 Dec.'17 17:57
GEL Appreciates Against USD, EUR
Georgian national currency is trading at 2.5597 against USD and at 3.0256 against EUR.
15 Dec.'17 11:58
U.S. Senator Challenges Javelin Sale to Georgia
Senator Rand Paul introduces a resolution seeking to prohibit the proposed sale.
14 Dec.'17 18:26
42nd Round of Geneva International Discussions
Disagreements between sides persist during the December 12-13 round of the Geneva talks.
14 Dec.'17 14:57
Constitutional Changes Passed with First Reading
The final reading on constitutional amendments will be held during the spring session in 2018. 
14 Dec.'17 13:48
Parliament Approves 2018 State Budget
The Government forecasts 4.5% economic growth. 
13 Dec.'17 17:54
Russia to Sign Citizenship Deals with Sokhumi
Moscow is preparing two agreements on dual citizenship, simplified citizenship acquisition procedure.
13 Dec.'17 15:38
Central Bank Increases Key Rate to 7.25%
The monetary policy committee will hold its next meeting on January 31, 2018.
13 Dec.'17 12:02
Georgia’s Foreign Trade in Jan-Nov 2017
Trade deficit figure stands at USD 4.68 billion.
12 Dec.'17 17:49
Senior Lawmakers Voice Support to Mandatory Gender Quotas Bill
The legislative proposal might be adopted in early spring of 2018, according to GDDG’s Eka Beselia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2017, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
29