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18 Apr. '14
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18 Apr. Friday
Anti-Discrimination Bill Passed with First Reading
The bill is criticized by human rights organizations and Orthodox groups, but for different reasons.
17 Apr. Thursday
Facing Public TV Board Law Woes, Parliament Elects Three More Members
GD votes down two candidates for board membership, picked by UNM parliamentary minority group.
Court of Appeals Upholds Acquittal of Akhalaia
Former defense and interior minister, Bacho Akhalaia, remains in pretrial detention since Nov.2012.
16 Apr. Wednesday
Meeting of Georgian, Russian Diplomats in Prague
Abashidze said Karasin told him Moscow has no intention to exert pressure on Georgia over AA.
Georgian TV Crew, Detained at S.Ossetian Administrative Border, Released
Three members of the TV3 crew were released a day after being detained by the Russian border guards.
Prosecutors Called to Speed Up Probe into Attack on UNM MP Tsiklauri
UNM may request parliamentary probe if the case is not solved by law enforcement agencies.
Russian MFA on Detention of Georgian TV Crew at S.Ossetian Administrative Border
It said TV crew “demonstratively” crossed into S.Ossetia, which was a “provocation.”
15 Apr. Tuesday
Georgian TV Crew Detained at S.Ossetia Administrative Border
Tskhinvali said three members of Tbilisi-based TV crew were detained for “violating border”.
Key Election Dates and Deadlines
Some of the key deadlines, dates and procedures related to the June 15 local elections.
EU Reaffirms Support to Early Signature of AA with Georgia, Moldova
EU foreign ministers said further deepening of relations will have a positive impact on stability.
14 Apr. Monday
ODIHR Observation Mission for Local Elections Unlikely for Now
OSCE’s democracy and rights arm cited financial reasons.
EU Plans Investment Conferences in Georgia, Moldova
The conference will be held during the visit of the European Commission President in June.
New Infrastructure Minister Named
Executive director of the Municipal Development Fund replaces Narmania on the minister’s post.
PM Calls for 'Moratorium' on Legal Proceedings Against Political Activists During Election Campaign
“I believe these elections will be exemplary… for the entire region as well,” Garibashvili said.
Infrastructure Minister Narmania Resigns to Run for Tbilisi Mayor
“I am deeply convinced that he will win these elections convincingly,” the PM said.
13 Apr. Sunday
UNM Names Zugdidi, Batumi Mayoral Candidates
UNM has formally kicked off election campaign with an outdoor rally in Zugdidi.
12 Apr. Saturday
Public TV Board Reform Stuck in Limbo
Constitutional Court rules pre-term termination of board membership unconstitutional.
11 Apr. Friday
Two Non-Parliamentary Opposition Parties Name Tbilisi Mayoral Candidate
New Rights, Free Georgia teamed up for local elections with Kakha Kukava their mayoral candidate.
Georgian, Russian Diplomats to Meet Next Week
Abashidze and Karasin will meet in Prague on April 16, Russian MFA said on Friday.
Prosecutors File Charges Against UNM MP
MP Akhalaia charged on two counts of exceeding powers while serving as prosecutor in 2009.
'No Consensus' within NATO on Georgia MAP
U.S. supports MAP for Georgia, but some European allies are not yet convinced, according to U.S. official.
10 Apr. Thursday
Tbilisi 'Concerned over Violation of Georgian-Controlled Airspace' by Russian Plane
Single-engine AN-2 flew over Georgian police posts close to Abkhaz administrative boundary line.
GD Activists Confront UNM Campaign Events
Pro-government activists bombarded UNM’s Gigi Ugulava with eggs in Batumi.
Anti-Discrimination Bill Submitted to Parliament
Legal advocacy and watchdog group, GYLA, says bill is watered down version of an original draft.
Georgian Foreign Minister Visits Germany
Bilateral relations and Georgia’s EU and NATO integration will be discussed, Panjikidze said.
09 Apr. Wednesday
FSB Chief: Joint Efforts with Georgia and Others Helped Prevent Attacks on Sochi Games
Among others Bortnikov listed security agencies of the U.S., Austria, France and Germany.
Danish Foreign Minister Visits Georgia
Martin Lidegaard arrived in Tbilisi after visiting Moldova.
Govt Mulls 'Development Bank'
Bank is planned to be set “based on reorganization” of Partnership Fund, Economy Minister said.
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