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23 Apr. '14
18:54 - 23 Apr.'14
23 Apr. Wednesday
Georgian, Greek FMs Meet in Athens
Bilateral ties, Georgia’s EU, NATO integration, as well as Ukraine discussed.
French, German FMs to Visit Tbilisi
The visit is part of their joint trip, which also includes Moldova and Tunisia on April 23-25.
PM Rules Out Cabinet Reshuffle
These rumors are spread by UNM to instill “sense of instability”, PM Garibashvili said.
22 Apr. Tuesday
Ex-Defense Minister Okruashvili Barred from Running for Gori Mayor
CEC said Okruashvili, who returned to Georgia less than 2 years ago, fails to meet residency requirement.
Iranian President Meets Georgian Diplomat, Raises Rail Link with Georgia via Azerbaijan
The entire region will benefit from this railway link, President Rouhani said.
Saakashvili Presidential Library Holds Soft Opening
Saakashvili said via video link he will return much sooner than Ivanishvili can imagine.
Russia Releases Georgian Jailed for 'Spying'
So far Russia released three Georgian citizens, who were serving prison terms for spying.
21 Apr. Monday
Security Chief Replaced in Breakaway S.Ossetia
Attoev, who led breakaway region’s KGB since November 2006, was sent into retirement.
20 Apr. Sunday
PM Reaffirms Support for Khudoni HPP Project
Benefits of the project will outweigh its negative impact, Garibashvili said.
19 Apr. Saturday
CEC: Number of Voters 3.49 Million
Central Election Commission released updated figure of number of voters in Georgia.
Georgian, Russian Diplomats Hold Phone Conversation
Karasin spoke with Abashidze by phone a day after the two diplomats met in Prague.
18 Apr. Friday
Georgia in European Parliament's Resolution on Ukraine
It said that Georgia, like any other European state, has a European perspective.
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.
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