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01 Aug. '14
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02 Aug. Saturday
Court Orders Pre-Trial Detention for Saakashvili in Absentia
Judge accepts motion asking for pre-trial detention of Saakashvili, Adeishvili and Kezerashvili.
01 Aug. Friday
Court Hears Prosecutors' Motion for Pre-Trial Detention of Saakashvili in Absentia
Prosecution also seeks pre-trial detention in absentia for Adeishvili and Kezerashvili.
President Holds NSC Session, Snubbed by PM
“I would have been glad if he had attended,” President said of PM.
Parliament Rejects Supreme Court Nominees
President Margvelashvili said Parliament’s decision “absolutely incomprehensible.”
Prosecution Seeks Pre-Trial Detention for Saakashvili in Absentia
Court hearing into prosecution’s motion is scheduled for Friday evening.
31 Jul. Thursday
More U.S. Senators Express Concern over Filing Charges Against Saakashvili
Two senators said Georgia “should be united in focusing on the future instead of litigating the past.”
PM: Suspending Free Trade Agreement by Russia 'Not a Tragedy'
Govt members say no need to “dramatize” Russia’s decision.
PM Pledges 'Objective, Transparent' Handling of Case Against Saakashvili
“Objective investigation will respond” Saakashvili, PM Garibashvili said.
EU 'Takes Note with Concern' of Filing Criminal Charges Against Saakashvili
EU said it “will closely monitor these and other legal proceedings” against former govt members.
1H GDP Growth 6% - Preliminary Data
Economy grew 5.1% y/y in second quarter of 2014 after 7.1% y/y growth in the first quarter.
Constitutional Reform Commission's Mandate Prolonged
Deadline for tabling draft of constitutional amendments extended from September to March.
Georgian Diplomat: Scrapping Free Trade Treaty by Russia 'Not a Tragedy'
The move was expected, said Georgian PM’s special envoy for relations with Russia.
30 Jul. Wednesday
In Hungary Saakashvili Comments on Charges Against Him
“Why do I need a political asylum?” ex-president said.
Russia Plans to Suspend Free Trade Treaty with Georgia
The move comes after Georgia signed deep and comprehensive free trade agreement with the EU.
Senior GD MP Responds to U.S. Senators' Statement on Charges Against Saakashvili
Foreign affairs committee chairman lays out authorities’ “objections” to four Senators’ statement.
Verdict Delivered in Trial over 2008 Polling Day Blast in Khurcha
Former security official acquitted of terrorism, found guilty of exceeding official powers.
President Convenes NSC over NATO
NSC meeting, scheduled for August 1, will be the first one since Margvelashvili became the president.
U.S. 'Concerned' over Filing Criminal Charges Against Saakashvili
“We are monitoring this and related cases closely,” Department of State said.
29 Jul. Tuesday
PM on Filing Criminal Charges Against Saakashvili
“The process is absolutely open,” Garibashvili said, denying political motives behind the move.
Several U.S. Senators Concerned over Filing Charges Against Saakashvili
The move “imposes unnecessary challenge” in moving ties forward, four Senators said.
28 Jul. Monday
Saakashvili Comments on Bringing Criminal Charges Against Him
Referring to Ivanishvili, ex-president said Georgia will “soon get rid of this oligarch.”
Criminal Charges Filed Against Saakashvili
Prosecutor’s office said ex-president charged with exceeding official authorities.
Emergency Electricity Imports from Armenia, Turkey after Major Power Outage
Damage of power lines left most of the country without electricity for more than two hours.
27 Jul. Sunday
Prosecutors Summon Saakashvili for Questioning
Ex-president has been summoned by prosecutor’s office for second time in last four months.
26 Jul. Saturday
In Cabinet Confirmation Hearing Usupashvili Calls to Focus on Future
Europe, not those nine years when UNM was in power, should be standard of comparison, he said.
Parliament Confirms Reshuffled Cabinet
UNM opposition lawmakers walked out of the chamber before the vote.
Govt Meets UNM MPs at Confirmation Hearings
“There is no constructive opposition in the Parliament,” PM said after meeting with UNM MPs.
25 Jul. Friday
MoD Wants 11% Funding Increase in 2015
Alasania told MPs he is “optimistic” over talks on obtaining defense systems.
NATO PA President Visits Georgia
He is holding meeting with the Georgian leadership and lawmakers in Tbilisi on July 25.
Georgia to Contribute 750 Troops to Post-2014 Afghan Mission
A company size unit will be stationed in Mazar-i-Sharif and others will be deployed in Bagram.
24 Jul. Thursday
Reshuffled Cabinet to Face Parliamentary Hearings
PM will face questioning from UNM opposition lawmakers on Friday.
Georgia's Foreign Trade in H1'14
Foreign trade increased 16% year-on-year in the first half of 2014 to USD 5.44 billion.
Prosecutors Invite Foreign Experts to Help in Handling 'Politically Sensitive Cases'
The move fueled speculation about possible criminal prosecution of ex-president Saakashvili.
PM to Ministers: 'Be Bolder, Risk-Takers, Fast Decision Makers'
Garibashvili said he turns to ex-PM Ivanishvili for an advice on “strategic issues” when needed.
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