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11 Mar. '14
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10 Mar. Monday
PM to Participate in Nuclear Security Summit
U.S. President hails Georgia’s “partnership in efforts to thwart nuclear smuggling” in the region.
08 Mar. Saturday
President: Tbilisi Acts in Coordination with West not Separately over Ukraine
“This course implies to be engaged in de-escalation in coordination with our western partners,” he said.
Ex-Defense Minister Okruashvili Eyes Gori Mayoral Office
He, however, is facing legal hurdle related to two-year residency requirement.
Parliament Adopts Amendments to Election Code
Changes passed ahead of local polls when mayors of 12 cities, heads of all municipalities will be elected.
07 Mar. Friday
Tbilisi City Council Approves 2014 Budget
Budget was approved after two previous drafts were voted down and four days before the deadline.
President: Russia's Reconnaissance Flights in Conflict Zones 'Provocation'
Defense Minister said about 1,000 similar flights were registered since 2008 war.
PM: No Need for 'Exaggerated Talk of Russian Threat'
There is a threat of Russia’s pressure, but this threat should not be overestimated, Garibashvili said.
Georgian PM's 'Friendly Advice' to Kiev: 'Don't Take Heed of Saakashvili'
“Having such people beside you at the time of crisis amounts to suicide,” Garibashvili said.
06 Mar. Thursday
Tbilisi 'Concerned' over Russia's Reconnaissance Flights in Conflict Zones
Tbilisi said Russian helicopter and drone flew over Georgian police posts on March 6.
Parliament Adopts Resolution on Ukraine, Fails to Show Unanimity
GD, UNM MPs failed to agree on bipartisan text because of disagreement on sanctions clause.
GD, UNM Fail to Agree on Joint Text of Parliament Resolution on Ukraine
GD and UNM lawmakers will put on vote their respective, separate drafts on vote.
Campaign to Rein in 'Unrestricted Govt Surveillance'
A large group of civil society organizations have teamed up in campaign called This Affects You.
05 Mar. Wednesday
No Agreement Yet on Text of Parliament Resolution on Ukraine
Attempts to come up with bipartisan text of resolution will continue, according to MPs.
President Welcomes Church Leader's EU Remarks
“Joint efforts of spiritual and political leaders will give new momentum to European integration,” he said.
Iranian Deputy FM Visits Tbilisi
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister met his Georgian counterpart, as well as Interior Minister.
Parliament Plans Resolution on Ukraine
GD, UNM lawmakers work on a joint text of the resolution.
04 Mar. Tuesday
Patriarch: 'Church will Do Everything to Make Georgia EU Member'
Notion that the Georgian Church hinders European integration is wrong, he told EU official.
Georgian Bishop Among U.S. State Secretary's International Women of Courage Award Winners
Female bishop of Georgia’s Evangelical Baptist Church is the first Georgian citizen who won this award.
EU Commissioner Füle Visits Georgia
“EU will stand firmly by Georgia should it too experience any kind of pressure,” he said.
Annual Inflation 3.5% in February
On monthly basis inflation stood at 0.2% in February.
03 Mar. Monday
Constitution Reform Commission Convened
Five working groups have been set up within the commission, chaired by parliament speaker.
Georgian President Discusses Ukraine with Polish, Turkish Counterparts
Margvelashvili spoke with Bronisław Komorowski and Abdullah Gül by phone on March 3.
FM: Georgia Wants EU Membership Perspective
It will be “huge stimulus” for Georgia and “clear signal” for those who want to deter EU integration, she said.
Georgian, Ukrainian Defense Ministers Speak by Phone
Alasania expressed hope that the situation will be de-escalated peacefully.
French, German FMs' Visit to Georgia Postponed
EU foreign ministers will gather for an emergency meeting in Brussels on Monday to discuss Ukraine.
Georgian, Russian Diplomats' Meeting Postponed
Georgian negotiator said the meeting was rescheduled upon his Russian interlocutor’s request.
02 Mar. Sunday
Georgian, Ukrainian FMs Speak by Phone
Georgian foreign minister expressed support to Kiev and “condemned Russian aggression.”
Court Upholds Pretrial Detention for Ex-Warlord
Emzar Kvitsiani was arrested on February 28 upon arrival from Moscow.
PM: 'West Must Compel Russia to Stop Forceful Actions Against Ukraine'
“Otherwise, we may end up facing yet another aggression, which Georgia has experienced firsthand,” he said.
01 Mar. Saturday
Georgia Condemns Russian Moves in Ukraine
Tbilisi has called on the West to react and not to allow new conflict in Europe.
Two Candidates Run for UNM Tbilisi Mayoral Nomination
Gigi Ugulava, suspended from Tbilisi mayoral office, will not run for re-election.
28 Feb. Friday
Wanted Ex-Warlord Arrested on Arrival in Tbilisi
Emzar Kvitsiani was in charge of Kodori gorge before being ousted from there by govt in 2006.
January GDP Growth 7.8% - Preliminary Data
Economy grew 3.2% in 2013, according to the state statistics office.
Armenian, Georgian Presidents Meet in Yerevan
Georgian and Armenian presidents praised “brotherly” relations between the two countries.
Authorities Called to Revoke Law on Blanket Suspension of Local Public Servants
Public Defender, civil society organizations and opposition say the law violates constitution.
Georgia Welcomes New Government of Ukraine
Tbilisi is ready to cooperate with the new authorities of Ukraine, Georgian MFA said.
U.S. Human Rights Report on Georgia
Dismissals of local govt officials, LGBT and religious minorities’ rights listed among main problems.
PM Meets U.S. Trade Representative
Garibashvili met Froman in Washington on February 27.
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