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27 Nov. '14
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27 Nov. Thursday
Girgvliani Case-Related Charges Filed Against Saakashvili
This is the latest in series of criminal charges filed against Georgia’s former president since late July.
GD Divided as MPs Debate Surveillance Regulation Bill
Opposition MPs, as well as some GD lawmakers are against of govt-backed bill.
26 Nov. Wednesday
Latvian FM Lays Out EaP Riga Summit Goals
“We definitely want to see Riga Summit as a visa liberalisation summit,” Rinkēvičs said in Tbilisi.
Karasin on New Treaty Between Moscow and Sokhumi
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister expressed hope that dialogue with Tbilisi will continue.
25 Nov. Tuesday
Latvian President Visits Georgia
President Bērziņš is accompanied by government members and a large group of Latvian businessmen.
Case of Arrested MoD Officials Largely Declassified
Prosecutors said only 7% of the case, related to sensitive military information, remains classified.
NATO ‘Doesn’t Recognize So Called Treaty’ Between Moscow and Sokhumi
NATO Secretary General said it “does not contribute to a peaceful and lasting settlement.”
U.S. ‘Will Not Recognize Any So Called Treaty’ Between Moscow and Sokhumi
U.S. said its position “remains clear: these regions and integral parts of Georgia.”
EU: Moscow’s Treaty with Sokhumi ‘Detrimental to Efforts to Stabilise Situation’
It “contradicts principles of international law,” EU foreign policy chief said in a statement.
Georgian President Calls for Int’l Efforts to Counter Russia’s ‘Annexationist Policy’
Treaty signed between Moscow and Sokhumi “further aggravates situation” in region, he said.
24 Nov. Monday
PM Condemns New Treaty Between Moscow and Sokhumi
Garibashvili said it shows Moscow’s “unwillingness to actually improve political relations” with Georgia.
Georgian MFA Condemns New Treaty Between Moscow and Sokhumi
FM Beruchashvili said Tbilisi has asked for holding of UN Security Council.
After Signing New Treaty, Moscow Pledges over $200m for Abkhazia in 2015
More than half of that aid will go to meet Russia’s commitments set out in new treaty.
Moscow, Sokhumi Sign Treaty on ‘Alliance and Strategic Partnership’
The treaty was signed by President Putin and Abkhaz leader Khajimba in Sochi.
Opposition Parties Slam Georgian Govt for Moscow-Sokhumi Treaty
UNM pushes for a parliament resolution calling, among other issues, to scrap Abashidze-Karasin talks.
23 Nov. Sunday
Abkhaz Leader Speaks of New Treaty with Russia
Putin and Khajimba will sign the treaty in Sochi on November 24.
22 Nov. Saturday
Tbilisi Condemns Russia’s Move to Sign New Treaty with Sokhumi
The Foreign Ministry said it is a step towards “annexation of Georgia’s occupied territories.”
Moscow, Sokhumi Endorse Final Text of New Treaty
Although the text has been revised, concerns still remain in part of the Abkhaz society.
21 Nov. Friday
Civil Society Groups Slam PM for ‘Aggressive Tone’
PM criticized for using “inappropriate” and “slanderous” remarks in reference to campaign group.
3 Guantanamo Detainees Transferred to Georgia
The first time when Guantanamo detainees were transferred to Georgia was in 2010.
20 Nov. Thursday
GD’s Dueling Bills on Surveillance Regulation
Two competing bills on key part of surveillance regulation were tabled by GD MPs.
Moscow, Tskhinvali Drafting ‘Comprehensive Treaty on Integration’
Meanwhile, govt in breakaway Abkhazia endorsed final text of draft treaty with Moscow.
Parliament’s Group of Confidence Holds First Meeting
MoD-related cases, including one that caused split within GD coalition, discussed.
19 Nov. Wednesday
PM Hails ‘Very Successful’ Visit to Brussels
He said he had “very fruitful” and “positive” talks with NATO, EU officials.
18 Nov. Tuesday
Burjanadze Criticizes Govt’s ‘NATO Rhetoric’
She said choice is between “illusionary NATO membership” and restoration of territorial integrity.
Three New Deputies of FM Appointed, Two Others Retain Posts
New First Deputy FM, Davit Dondua, will be Georgia’s chief negotiator in the Geneva talks.
EU, Georgia Hold First Association Council Meeting
The EU has “underlined the need to improve the political climate” in Georgia.
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