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31 Oct. '14
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31 Oct. Friday
MPs Approve President’s Tight Deadline for Adopting Surveillance Regulation
December 1 has been set as a new deadline instead of February 28, 2015.
GD Accepts President’s Proposal to Set Tight Deadlines for Adopting Key Part of Surveillance Regulation
It means that there will be no vote in the Parliament to override the presidential veto.
Georgian, German Defense Ministers Meet in Berlin
“Georgian-German military cooperation is being intensified,” Alasania said.
President Vetoes Delaying Adoption of Key Part of Surveillance Regulation
President Margvelashvili used his veto powers for the first time on October 31.
30 Oct. Thursday
Parliament Delays Adoption of Key Part of Surveillance Regulation
Parliament extended deadline for adopting the bill till February 28, 2015.
Court Orders Pre-Trial Detention of Arrested MoD Officials
U.S. ambassador said: “We have full confidence in Minister Alasania.”
September GDP Growth 4.1% - Preliminary Data
Economy grew 5.9% y/y in the first nine months of this year, according to Geostat.
PM Backs Interior Ministry in Debate on Surveillance Bill
PM spoke strongly against of depriving Interior Ministry of its direct access to telecoms’ servers.
Georgia Moves to Second Phase of EU Visa Liberalization Process
“This is a significant achievement,” EU’s outgoing commissioner for home affairs said.
29 Oct. Wednesday
Arrest of MoD Officials Fuels Speculation on GD Infighting
One former and four serving officials from the MoD and general staff deny misspending charges.
PM Comments on UNM’s Planned Protest Rally
Garibashvili said he does “not want to comment on a protest rally announced by traitors.”
Republicans Want GD to Turn into ‘European Style Coalition’
Republican Party laid out its vision on how to “improve efficiency” of the six-party ruling coalition.
28 Oct. Tuesday
Bill Offers to Again Delay Addressing ‘Black Box’ Spy Devices
Proposal triggers controversy as some GD MPs are also against of extending deadline for 6 months.
National Security Council Discusses Abkhazia
PM Garibashvili attended the NSC meeting, convened by the President.
Officials from MoD, General Staff Arrested
Prosecutor’s office said arrests were made in connection to alleged sham tender.
Georgian, French Defense Ministers Meet in Paris
The two defense ministers meet for second time in last two months.
‘Water Heater Blast’ Kills Security Officer in Zugdidi
Blast partially destroys building of local branch of state security service in Zugdidi.
Iranian MPs Visit Georgia
A group of four Iranian lawmakers will meet senior Georgian MPs and government members.
27 Oct. Monday
Russia’s Aeroflot Resumes Georgia Flights
Russia’s flagship airline will conduct daily flights between Moscow and Tbilisi after six-year pause.
Georgian President Congratulates Ukraine on Democratic Elections
Elections demonstrated once again Ukraine’s European choice, President Margvelashvili said.
PM Speaks of Abkhazia, S.Ossetia
PM said independent Abkhazia, S.Ossetia is “utopia” and offered them to have “autonomy” within Georgia.
26 Oct. Sunday
Saakashvili Says ‘Classical Rules of the Game’ No Longer Apply in Georgian Politics
Ex-president says it’s naive to think that Ivanishvili will allow power transfer through elections.
25 Oct. Saturday
Georgia’s Foreign Trade in Jan-Sept, 2014
Georgia’s foreign trade increased 10% year-on-year in the first nine months of 2014 to USD 8.37 billion.
UNM Plans Protest Rally on November 15
UNM accuses government of “doing nothing” against Russia’s attempt to “annex” Abkhazia.
24 Oct. Friday
Georgian President Meets Japanese PM in Tokyo
PM Shinzō Abe said Japan and Georgia are “friends.”
Mokhe Incident Detainees Released as Govt Slammed for Mishandling Dispute
The Orthodox Church has publicly weighed in controversy, claiming right over disputed building.
U.S. Department of State on Prosecutions of Former Govt Officials in Georgia
Concerns remain about how some cases have been handled, U.S. Department of State said.
23 Oct. Thursday
Abkhaz Leader Makes TV Address on Moscow-Proposed Treaty
Russia does not try to impose its proposed draft treaty, Raul Khajimba said.
Once Mosque, Disputed Half-Ruined Building Sparks Confrontation
14 people were arrested after the incident in the village of Mokhe on October 22.
22 Oct. Wednesday
Lithuanian FM Visits Tbilisi
Linas Linkevičius arrived in Tbilisi after visiting Azerbaijan.
Akhalaia Sentenced to 7.5 Years in Prison
Court found ex-prison chief guilty of power abuse and torture in two separate cases.
Top NATO Commander: ‘Partnership with Georgia Rock Solid’
NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe met Georgian PM, Defense Minister.
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