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29 Aug. '15
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29 Aug. Saturday
Police Say 30 People in Samtskhe-Javakheti Voluntarily Turn in Munitions
8,041 bullets; 77 grenades, and 400 grams of TNT were among munitions handed over to local police.
28 Aug. Friday
ADB Approves USD 20m Loan for Batumi Coastline Protection
The loan will be used to fund works to protect Black Sea resort’s 5km coastline from erosion.
Parliament Speaker Says NATO Has to Bring Clarity over MAP
Usupashvili said Membership Action Plan should not be an issue of “political speculation”.
27 Aug. Thursday
Russia Says NATO-Georgia Training Center ‘Destabilizing Factor’
Russian MFA said that opening of the center in Georgia is continuation of NATO’s “provocative policy.”
NATO, Georgia Open Joint Training Center
The center, designed to train Georgian, NATO and partner nations’ troops, is not yet fully operational.
Stoltenberg: NATO-Georgia ‘Substantial Package Delivering Tangible Results’
“There is more Georgia in NATO and more NATO in Georgia,” Stoltenberg said in Tbilisi.
GD Recruiting ‘Independent Experts’ for Campaign Platform
Georgian Dream announces on job-search website about intention to recruit 60 “experts”.
26 Aug. Wednesday
NATO Secretary General Visits Georgia
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrived in Tbilisi on Wednesday evening.
GEL Recovers Slightly
After losing over 3.5% against dollar in two previous days, lari was up 1.6% on Wednesday.
Police Say 5kg Cocaine Seized at Tbilisi Airport
Last week the Interior Ministry announced about “exposing new route of drug trafficking.”
25 Aug. Tuesday
GEL Continues to Slide
Lari fell on Tuesday to its weakest against the U.S. dollar in 16 years and five months.
PM Says ‘No Fundamental Problems’, Blames ‘Stir’ for GEL Depreciation
PM said that “irresponsible experts and politicians” cause a stir over the Georgian currency.
24 Aug. Monday
Tbilisi Condemns Russian Railway Troops’ Activities in Abkhazia
Russia says its troops are restoring railway between Ochamchire and Enguri.
GEL Depreciates Further
GEL is now 37% weaker against U.S. dollar compared to last year’s August.
Georgian Leaders Congratulate Ukraine on Independence Day
Georgian Defense Minister visited seven Ukrainian soldiers undergoing rehabilitation course in Georgia.
22 Aug. Saturday
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Founding Members to Meet in Tbilisi
6th chief negotiators meeting of the China-led bank will be held in the Georgian capital on Aug.24-25.
21 Aug. Friday
Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Visits China
Davit Dondua met his Chinese counterpart Cheng Guoping.
NATO Secretary General to Visit Georgia Next Week
Ceremony “inaugurating” NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Center will be held on August 27.
Heavy Rains, Hailstorm Hit Parts of Kakheti Region
The town of Kvareli and its nearby villages among the most hit areas where hail destroyed crops.
UNM Joins Boycott of MP By-Elections
UNM says two seats up for grabs in by-elections will not change situation, calls for early elections.
20 Aug. Thursday
11 Non-Parliamentary Opposition Parties to Boycott MP By-Elections
MP by-elections will be held in two single-mandate constituencies in October.
Georgian Defense Minister Urges NATO Enlargement
“Georgia deserves it, but NATO needs it even more for its own credibility,” she said in Washington.
Georgian MFA ‘Concerned’ over ‘Abduction’ and Sentencing of Estonian Officer by Russia
The Georgian Foreign Ministry said Kohver’s detention and conviction is an “unlawful act.”
19 Aug. Wednesday
President and PM at Odds over UN Visit, Again
It would be better if the President, not the Prime Minister, addresses the UN, President’s adviser said.
PM Blames ‘False Expectations’ for Further Weakening of Lari
“People have false, wrong expectation that lari will further depreciate in autumn,” Garibashvili said.
Georgian Defense Minister Meets U.S. Secretary of Defense
Regional security issues and bilateral defense relations were discussed, the Pentagon said.
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