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21 Oct. '14
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20 Oct. Monday
Merabishvili Sentenced in Girgvliani Case-Related Trial
He was sentenced to 3 years in jail after being found guilty of power abuse and fraudulent actions.
19 Oct. Sunday
Tbilisi Says to Counter Russia’s Abkhaz Moves with ‘Pro-Active’ Foreign Policy
Russia-proposed new treaty with Abkhazia discussed by Georgian state security council.
18 Oct. Saturday
Georgian President to Visit Japan
President Margvelashvili will pay an official visit to Japan on October 21-25.
New EU Ambassador to Georgia Takes Office
Janos Herman, a Hungarian career diplomat, has replaced Philip Dimitrov.
Parliament Condemns Russia’s ‘Attempt to Annex’ Abkhazia
Parliament passed GD-proposed statement, voted down UNM-proposed draft resolution.
17 Oct. Friday
Parliament Confirms Two Supreme Court Judge Candidates
Candidates were re-nominated by the President after they were voted down in August.
Sokhumi Working on its Proposals to New Treaty with Russia
Views of the Russian side and Abkhaz leader “differ on number of clauses.”
Georgian PM on Moscow-Proposed Treaty with Abkhazia
If signed it will first and foremost pose threat to self-identity of “the proud Abkhaz nation,” Garibashvili said.
16 Oct. Thursday
Georgian, Russian Diplomats Meet, Amid Row over Kremlin-Proposed Treaty with Abkhazia
Russian MFA says no one can prevent Moscow and Sokhumi from deepening ties.
Court in Greece Rejects Extradition of Ex-Senior Interior Ministry Official
Data Akhalaia, ex-head of security service, is wanted in Georgia for multiple criminal charges.
15 Oct. Wednesday
President Asks Parliament to React on Russia-Proposed Treaty with Abkhazia
“This treaty is yet another step against Georgia’s sovereignty,” Margvelashvili said.
U.S. Ambassador Comments on Russia-Proposed Treaty with Abkhazia
“It’s a little hard to imagine more integration than there already is,” Ambassador Norland said.
Abkhaz Reactions on Russia-Proposed New Treaty
Speaker of Abkhaz parliament says MPs’ reaction to initial draft was “close to negative.”
Georgian MFA Condemns Kremlin-Proposed Treaty with Abkhazia
It will endanger ongoing efforts to normalize Georgian-Russian relations, the Foreign Ministry said.
After Kremlin-Proposed Abkhaz Treaty, Senior Georgian MP Advises Calling Off Next Round of Prague Talks with Moscow
Chair of foreign affairs committee says draft treaty “speaks directly about annexation” of Abkhazia.
14 Oct. Tuesday
Speaking on Alleged Kidnap-for-Ransom Case, PM Points Finger at UNM
“This is the face and style of the United National Movement,” PM Garibashvili said.
U.S. 6th Fleet Flagship Makes Port Visit in Batumi
USS Mount Whitney is visiting Georgia’s Black Sea port of Batumi on October 14-18.
13 Oct. Monday
Russia-Proposed Treaty with Abkhazia on ‘Alliance and Integration’
Draft envisages integration of defense, law enforcement, healthcare and other sectors.
12 Oct. Sunday
Khajimba: New Treaty with Moscow to ‘Modernize’ Abkhaz Army
Planned new treaty will “strengthen military alliance with Russia,” breakaway region’s leader said.
11 Oct. Saturday
Paravani Hydropower Plant Opens in Samtskhe-Javakheti
87MW run-of-the-river hydroelectric plant is the largest hydropower project in Georgia in last 35 years.
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