04 Oct. '15
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03 Oct. Saturday
Football Federation Gets New President in Election Marred by Delegate’s Arrest
Levan Kobiashvili has become a new president of the Georgian Football Federation for a 4-year term.
President: Recent Developments in Georgian Media ‘Triggers Serious Questions’
Margvelashvili said “problems have been created” to the smooth operation of Rustavi 2 TV.
President Says Georgia ‘Needs Active Foreign Policy’
Margvelashvili wrapped up his week-long working visit the United States.
02 Oct. Friday
Media Advocacy Coalition’s Statement on Rustavi 2 TV Ownership Dispute
There are number of indications suggesting possible government meddling, the group said.
Annual Inflation 5.2% in September
On a monthly basis consumer price rose 1.1% in September.
In UN Speech PM Says Georgia’s ‘Future is Bright’
Garibashvili said the Georgian government has made “progress in every policy area.”
01 Oct. Thursday
Rustavi 2 TV Accuses Govt of Blocking Its Funding Deal
More asset freeze in court battle over ownership of Georgia’s most-watched broadcaster.
Initial Draft of 2016 State Budget
Government has submitted to the parliament initial draft of next year’s budget.
PACE Resolution on ‘Abuse of Pretrial Detention’ Criticizes Georgia
GD members of the Georgian delegation criticized report as “biased.”
30 Sep. Wednesday
Georgian, Moldovan, Ukrainian FMs Meet Senior U.S. Officials
Georgian MFA said “security challenges and regional cooperation” were discussed.
Margvelashvili Says Decisions on Presidential Pardon are Free of ‘Political Context’
President has been called by his predecessor Mikheil Saakashvili to pardon three former officials.
August GDP Growth 2.3% – Preliminary Data
Economy grew 2.8% y/y in the first eight months of this year.
29 Sep. Tuesday
Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee Backs Repealing Imprisonment for Marijuana Use
Decision comes three months after the same proposal was also backed by the human rights committee.
Parliament Speaker on Electoral System Reform
There is no way to scrap majoritarian component of the electoral system for 2016 elections, Usupashvili said.
28 Sep. Monday
President Reluctantly Signs Prosecutor’s Office Reform Bill into Law
According to President’s aide, Margvelashvili believes the proposal falls short of “real reform.”
Georgian President Pays Working Visit to U.S.
Meanwhile PM Garibashvili is visiting New York for the UN General Assembly.
27 Sep. Sunday
On ‘Tragic Date of Fall of Sokhumi’ PM Says ‘Peace has No Alternative’
In Abkhazia this day is marked as a celebration of “liberation of Sukhum”.
26 Sep. Saturday
Georgian Energy Minister Meets Gazprom CEO in Brussels
“Gas supplies to Georgia and transit of gas to third countries were discussed,” Gazprom said.
25 Sep. Friday
PM Heads to New York for UN General Assembly
A separate delegation from Georgia, led by the President will also be visiting New York next week.
Burjanadze Meets Russian Upper House Speaker
This is Burjanadze’s second visit to Russia in past two months.
24 Sep. Thursday
Human Rights Committee Gives Tentative Support to Parliament Quotas for Women
Parliamentary committee for human rights gave a go-ahead to formal initiation of a bill.
Pro-Russian Group Holds Rally in Tbilisi
At a small rally outside presidential palace, demonstrators were calling for Georgia’s “neutrality.”
French, Georgian Foreign Ministers Meet in Paris
Georgia has done its homework and EU migrant crisis should not affect Georgia’s visa free efforts, Kvirikashvili said.
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