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28 Mar. '15
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28 Mar. Saturday
Businessman Fatally Shot in Tbilisi
Khardziani, who was shot several times outside his home in Tbilisi center, died in hospital.
Usupashvili Calls to Intensify Work of Constitutional Commission
“The goal is to improve the existing constitution and not to adopt a new one,” he said.
27 Mar. Friday
Georgia Appoints New Envoy to NATO
Alexander Maisuradze has replaced Levan Dolidze as Georgia’s ambassador to NATO.
EU’s ENP Progress Report on Georgia
Georgia made “some progress” with “achievements notably” in human rights, report says.
26 Mar. Thursday
At Press Conference PM Slams Media
“Information about deeds done by the government is not properly delivered to the public,” he said.
PM Says Too Preoccupied with Domestic Affairs to Visit Ukraine Now
“I am preoccupied with domestic affairs and I maximally try to avoid foreign visits,” he said.
PM Downplays GD Coalition Member’s ‘Unacceptable’ Anti-Western Rhetoric
MP Topadze’s remarks are “unacceptable”, but “there is nothing tragic or special” about it, he said.
25 Mar. Wednesday
C.Bank Keeps Key Rate at 4.5%
External factors continue to have negative affect on Georgian economy, central bank said.
Political Ratings and Public Attitudes in IRI-commissioned Poll
55% of respondents think Georgia is moving in the wrong direction.
24 Mar. Tuesday
Parliament Speaker of Norway Visits Georgia
“The only good answer to the Russian aggression… is to build true democracy,” he said.
23 Mar. Monday
New Supreme Court Chair Takes Office
“Today we are taking another firm step to establish fair judiciary,” President Margvelashvili said.
FD not to Join UNM’s Calls for Launch of No-Confidence Vote Against Govt
“We will not support their [UNM’s] initiative in this particular case,” leader of FD Irakli Alasania said.
Key Facts and Procedures on Govt No-Confidence Vote, Sought by UNM
No-confidence vote against government is a lengthy and complicated process.
21 Mar. Saturday
UNM Vows More Protests to Achieve Govt Resignation
The largest anti-government demonstration since GD came into power was held in Tbilisi on March 21.
President, PM in Marneuli for Nowruz Festivities
Margvelashvili and Garibashvili congratulated the Nowruz to the locals in Marneuli.
Ahead of UNM Protest Rally, Saakashvili Speaks of ‘Decisive Phase of Struggle’
PM condemns planned rally as an attempt by “destructive forces” to “hamper” development.
20 Mar. Friday
Tbilisi City Court Acquits UNM MP
MP Roland Akhalaia was found not guilty of exceeding official powers when serving as prosecutor.
GD Called to React on its Members’ Anti-Western Rhetoric
Civil society groups say GD MP Topadze’s anti-western stance damaging country.
Parliament Confirms New Supreme Court Chair
Nino Gvenetadze has been confirmed on the post for a ten-year term with 88 votes.
19 Mar. Thursday
C.Bank Sells USD 40m to Support GEL
It was central bank’s fourth intervention this year after selling USD 120 million in February.
Georgian PM Congratulates Netanyahu on Election Victory
“Your outstanding leadership will ensure continued success” for Israel, he said.
Breakaway S.Ossetia Leader Says Joining Russia not on the Agenda for Now
Tibilov said Tskhinvali is willing to join Russia, but the issue has not been raised for now.
Thirty-First Round of Geneva Talks
Signing of treaty in Moscow created “difficult climate” in recent round of talks, co-chairs said.
18 Mar. Wednesday
NATO Statement on Moscow-Tskhinvali ‘Integration’ Treaty
It is yet another move by Russia that “hampers efforts to strengthen stability in the region,” NATO said.
By-Election after Death of UNM MP to Be held in Martvili in October
Parliament approved credentials of a new MP and endorsed resignation of another on March 18.
Moscow, Tskhinvali Sign ‘Integration Treaty’
Putin pledged over 9 billion rubles for breakaway South Ossetia in 2015-2017.
Usupashvili Backs Reforming Majoritarian Component of Electoral System
He joined a memorandum of non-parliamentary opposition parties in his individual capacity.
EU: Moscow’s Treaty with Tskhinvali ‘Goes Against Efforts to Strengthen Stability’
EU foreign policy chief also noted about timing of the signing, which coincides with General talks.
U.S. ‘does not Recognize’ Moscow-Tskhinvali Treaty, ‘Concerned’ over Timing of its Signing
State Department said it is concerned that the signing coincides with talks in Geneva on March 18.
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