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25 Jan. '15
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25 Jan. Sunday
Georgian MFA Expresses ‘Extreme Concern’ over Mariupol Shelling in Ukraine
“The rise in civilian casualties… is especially alarming,” the Georgian Foreign Ministry said.
24 Jan. Saturday
Bill Offers to Criminalize ‘Strife-Inciting Calls’
The bill is causing controversy with rights groups fearing its consequences on freedom of expression.
Bill Criminalizes Involvement with ‘Illegal Armed Groups’ Abroad
Among others, it also offers to criminalize “traveling abroad for the purpose of terrorism.”
23 Jan. Friday
President Meets Central Bank Chief as GEL Falls
GEL lost up to 6% of its value since January 1, falling to its lowest level since April, 2004.
Georgian Parliament Speaker to Visit Iran
A group of senior Georgian MPs will be visiting Tehran on January 24-27.
Interior Minister Tchikaidze Resigns
He announced about resignation in a written statement on January 23.
Russia’s State Duma Ratifies Alliance Treaty with Breakaway Abkhazia
Moscow also plans new treaty with S.Ossetia, envisaging merger of key structures.
Georgian PM Meets Turkish Counterpart, Azerbaijani President in Davos
Garibashvili also met Swiss foreign minister Didier Burkhalter.
7 Bidders Shortlisted for Anaklia Deep-Sea Port
Government plans to select a contract winner before September, 2015.
22 Jan. Thursday
President Meets GD, UNM MPs over New Supreme Court Chair
Margvelashvili met separately on January 22 with opposition and ruling coalition MPs.
Georgian PM, Lithuanian President Meet in Davos
EU visa liberalisation, EaP Riga summit, regional security issues discussed.
Remittances Down by 2.4% in 2014
Decline was caused by decreasing remittances from Russia.
Georgian, Dutch PMs Meet in Davos
Bilateral relations, crisis in Ukraine discussed, according to Georgian PM’s office.
21 Jan. Wednesday
Parliament Speaker Meets Chief Prosecutor over Vazagashvili Case
Usupashvili noted “public and political importance” of a prompt investigation of Vazagashvili’s death.
Georgia’s 2014 Foreign Trade
Exports declined by 2% y/y in 2014, caused mostly by decreasing re-export of vehicles.
Blast Kills Man at His Son’s Grave
Vazagashvili campaigned for almost 9 years for investigation into death of his son in police operation.
20 Jan. Tuesday
Georgian Defense, Interior Ministers Visit Spain
They will hold talks with their Spanish counterparts.
PM to Visit Davos for World Economic Forum
Georgian government delegation will head to Davos on January 20.
19 Jan. Monday
Protesters in Pankisi Condemn Prophet Mohammad Cartoons
Hundreds of residents from local Muslim community rallied in Duisi village on January 19.
Georgian Fighting for Ukraine Killed Close to Donetsk Airport
This is the third reported case of fatality among Georgians fighting in Ukraine.
18 Jan. Sunday
Georgian Orthodox Church Calls for ‘Limits to Freedom of Expression’
The Patriarchate said in a statement that “insult of religious feelings” of believers is inadmissible.
17 Jan. Saturday
OSCE PA Secretary General Visits Tbilisi
Georgia will host OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s annual session in 2016.
Georgian FM: ‘EU’s Unity, Firmness Crucial in Face of Russia’s Pressure’
EU’s firmness, including through maintaining sanctions, is the best strategy, Beruchashvili said.
16 Jan. Friday
EU Commissioner Calls on Georgia to Focus on AA Implementation
Hahn said govt “is really working hard” to meet criteria for visa liberalisation with the EU.
Tbilisi Denies Talks with Sokhumi over Enguri HPP
Head of the Abkhaz energy company claimed having talks with Tbilisi over HPP ownership.
EU Neighbourhood Commissioner Meets PM, FM
Hahn said he hopes assessment of second phase of visa liberalization will be very positive.
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