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28 Nov. Saturday
2015 State Budget Revise
This year’s state budget was revised for the second time in past four months.
Deputy Chief of Security Agency Says About 50 Georgians Fight in Syria
They are subject of criminal prosecution in Georgia, Deputy Head of State Security Service said.
27 Nov. Friday
Georgian, German Defense Ministers Meet in Berlin
In Berlin Khidasheli also met Chancellor Merkel’s foreign and security policy adviser Christoph Heusgen.
Parliament Confirms New Chief Prosecutor
Irakli Shotadze, 32, became new chief prosecutor for a six-year term.
EUR 100m EU Assistance Package for Georgia
New assistance package aims at supporting reforms related to the EU-Georgia Association Agreement.
26 Nov. Thursday
Informal Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting Held in Tbilisi
Ministers and senior officials from the foreign and healthcare ministries of EaP countries met in Tbilisi.
Italy Ratifies EU-Georgia Association Agreement
Italy became the 27th EU-member state to ratify the treaty with Georgia.
European Parliament Debates on Georgia
About two dozen MEPs spoke during hour-long debates in Strasbourg on November 25.
Georgia’s Interior Minister Meets Azerbaijani President in Baku
Mgebrishvili met Aliyev in Baku on November 26.
25 Nov. Wednesday
Sokhumi Condemns Turkey’s Downing of Russian Warplane
Both the Abkhaz leader and opposition bloc in the breakaway region released statements on the issue.
Parliament Endorses Credentials of Two New MPs
New members joined the Parliament after winning October 31 MP by-elections in Sagarejo and Martvili.
Tobacco, Alcohol Excise Tax Increase Planned
Government expects additional of GEL 90 million in tax revenues as a result of excise tax increase.
24 Nov. Tuesday
Georgia Blocks Access to Pro-Islamic State Websites
Access to at least two Georgian-language pro-Islamic State group websites was blocked in Georgia.
Court Orders Pre-Trial Detention for Man Held for Allegedly Fighting for IS Group
Hearing was arranged in a hospital where Davit Borchasvhili is for a medical treatment.
Latvian FM Reiterates Support for EU Visa Liberalisation for Georgia
“We in the European Union have to keep our promises as Georgia has kept its promise,” Rinkēvičs said.
Hundreds Denied Georgia Entry After Stepping Up Border Control
31 foreign citizens arrested on charges of illegal border crossing over the past ten days.
23 Nov. Monday
Islamic State Group’s Georgian-Language Propaganda Video Emerges
Video, showing four men, calls for joining “caliphate”, threatens to behead “infidels” in Georgia.
Latvian Foreign Minister to Visit Georgia
Rinkēvičs will pay an official visit on November 23-25.
Man, Who Traveled to Syria, Arrested for Allegedly ‘Joining Foreign Terrorist Group’
His lawyer says the man was in Syria, had links with Free Syria Army, but not with Islamic State.
21 Nov. Saturday
Georgian Defense Minister to West: Talk to Russia Without Forgetting Partners
Khidasheli spoke of Russia-West possible rapprochement over Syria at the Halifax security forum.
20 Nov. Friday
Former British PM Blair’s Brief Visit to Tbilisi
Blair met PM Garibashvili on November 18, when he visited Tbilisi for few hours.
Possibly with an Eye to Politics, Operatic Bass Launches Movement
Burchuladze, who launched Georgian Development Foundation, did not rule out going into politics.
Moscow Hails Direct Talks with Tbilisi
Karasin said talks helped to take bilateral relations “out of grim and hopeless deadlock.”
19 Nov. Thursday
Prosecutorial Council Picks Main Contender for Chief Prosecutor
As it was expected, the Council picked deputy chief prosecutor Irakli Shotadze.
PM Accuses UNM of Lobbying Against EU Visa Free for Georgia
UNM responded that govt’s attempt “to shift blame for problems on opposition is tragicomedy.”
Georgian Defense Minister to Visit Canada, UN, Germany, Brussels, Azerbaijan
Khidasheli left for a two week-long foreign trip on Thursday
18 Nov. Wednesday
Justice Minister Names Candidates for Chief Prosecutor
Incumbent deputy chief prosecutor, Irakli Shotadze, is one of the three candidates.
Greece Ratifies EU-Georgia Association Agreement
Greece became the 26th EU-member state to ratify the treaty with Georgia.
After State Security Council Meeting, Officials Say Georgia ‘Stepping Up Border Control’
“It does not in any way mean imposing restrictions,” secretary of the state security council said.
Georgian, Russian Diplomats to Meet in Prague
Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister will meet Georgian PM’s special representative.
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