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07 Mar. '15
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06 Mar. Friday
President Calls on Govt to Present ‘Currency Stabilization Plan’
President’s adviser said the government failed to live up to its pledge to table the plan by March 5.
Putin Endorses Draft Treaty on ‘Integration’ with Tskhinvali
Although largely similar with the one signed with Sokhumi, final draft is different in some clauses.
05 Mar. Thursday
PM Warns Mayors, Gamgebelis Against Delays in Infrastructure Projects
“Elected mayors and gamgebelis have a sense of being untouchable – they are wrong,” he said.
Govt Agencies Instructed to Present Administrative Spending Cut Figures
Ministries and agencies will have to present spending cut scheme by March 16, Finance Minister said.
04 Mar. Wednesday
IMF Assessments on Georgian Economy, Hit by ‘Severe External Shocks’
IMF hailed c.bank for refraining from intervening in the foreign exchange market.
GD Blocks Parliamentary Probe into Sakdrisi
Most of the GD MPs refused to vote for composition of ad hoc investigative commission.
U.S. Diplomat: Tbilisi Pursues ‘Thoughtful Strategy’ for its Security
“Georgia is doing everything it can and when time comes NATO will make appropriate decisions,” he said.
PM Vows to Accomplish ‘Restoration of Justice’
“Lot has been done” for “restoration of justice,” but “many cases still remain to be investigated,” he said.
Annual Inflation 1.3% in February
On monthly bases inflation stood at 0.1% in February.
03 Mar. Tuesday
Breakaway Region’s Leader Discourages S.Ossetians From Going to Georgian Hospitals
Tibilov has again spoken out against S.Ossetian residents going to Georgia for medical treatment.
02 Mar. Monday
At UN Human Rights Council, Georgian FM Criticizes Russia’s ‘Aggressive Policies’
“Russia’s aggression against Ukraine should be dully responded by international community,” she said.
Georgian Parliament Speaker Visits U.S.
Usupashvili is accompanied by GD MP Tedo Japaridze, who chairs foreign affairs committee.
28 Feb. Saturday
UNM Plans Protest Rally to Demand Govt Resignation
UNM has called for a protest rally in Tbilisi center on March 21.
GD Boycott Thwarts Parliament Special Session, Sought by UNM
UNM wanted debates on economy; GD MPs rejected it as UNM’s attempt to “stage a show.”
Tbilisi Condemns Murder of Nemtsov
Nemtsov’s death is “a loss for the Russian people and their better future,” parliament speaker said.
Romanian PM Reiterates ‘Strong Support’ for Georgia’s EU, NATO Integration
Romanian and Georgian prime ministers met in Bucharest on February 27.
27 Feb. Friday
C.Bank Chief Responds to ‘Slanderous Campaign’, Calls to Stop ‘Blame-Shifting’ over GEL Fall
Late on Friday afternoon GEL strengthened 3.7% to 2.1654 per U.S. dollar.
Georgian, Russian Diplomats Meet in Prague
Russia said to complete remaining work to implement 2011 WTO deal in near future.
January GDP Growth 0.5% - Preliminary Data
Government plans to more than halve its growth forecast for this year.
Georgian PM Visits Romania
Garibashvili will meet his Romanian counterpart Victor Ponta.
26 Feb. Thursday
EU’s Tusk Calls on Georgia to ‘Advance Substantially Reforms’
“Fostering a political climate of respect is another area where I have encouraged progress,” Tusk said.
Georgia Aims to ‘Fulfill All Benchmarks’ of EU Visa-Free Plan by EaP Riga Summit
Visiting Brussels, PM said Georgia expects European Commission to give positive recommendation.
Ivanishvili Blames GEL Fall on Central Bank
Blaming government for depreciation of lari is groundless, ex-PM said.
Two Parliamentary Committees Endorse Supreme Court Chair Candidate
Gvenetadze outlined priorities at two separate hearings of parliamentary committees on February 25.
Georgian PM Visits Brussels
Garibashvili will meet EU leadership, as well as Moldova’s new PM Chiril Gaburici.
25 Feb. Wednesday
President Rejects to Convene Parliament Session to Debate on Economy
Govt should be given time to present plan on overcoming existing difficulties, President said.
Govt Vows to Step Up Privatization Amid GEL Depreciation
Economy minister said govt expects to raise USD 300-350 million in two-three months from privatization.
24 Feb. Tuesday
Georgian FM Visits NATO HQ
PM Garibashvili also plans visit to Brussels this week for talks with EU officials.
PM’s Special Envoy for Russia Speaks on Breakaway Regions, NATO
Moscow should not be concerned over Georgia’s “cooperation” with NATO, Abashidze said.
C.Bank Sells Dollar as GEL Falls Further
GEL lost up to 3% of its value against dollar, the biggest single-day fall since September, 2004.
Lack of Quorum Thwarts Parliament Committee Hearing into Supreme Court Chair Nomination
Legal affairs committee failed to hold hearing twice on Monday due to lack of quorum.
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