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22 Dec. '14
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22 Dec. Monday
President Meets Leaders of Opposition Parties
Series of meetings is part of his initiative to build consensus on “anti-annexation” measures.
MoD Apologizes, Says Leadership Was Not Aware of Controversial Statement
“The text was prepared by MoD employees, but was not agreed with Minister,” Deputy Minister said.
21 Dec. Sunday
MoD Under Fire Over its Statement on Death of Georgian Fighting for Ukraine
PM had to react after MoD’s statement drew widespread condemnation.
PM Slams Sakdrisi Campaigners, Defends Gold Mining at Disputed Site
He said livelihood of mining company employees should not fall victim to “sterile archeological site.”
20 Dec. Saturday
Georgian MoD Statement on Death of Georgian Volunteer Fighting for Ukraine
“Full responsibility for the death… lies with representatives of previous authorities,” MoD said.
Georgian PM Says Ready for Result-Oriented Talks with Russian Leader
“In principle we have a readiness to hold such a meeting,” Garibashvili said.
Garibashvili Says Ex-Georgian Officials in Ukrainian Govt ‘Damaging’ Ties
It is also “damaging” for Ukraine itself, PM Garibashvili said.
Georgian Volunteer Fighter Killed Fighting for Ukraine
32-year-old was killed in the town of Shchastya in the Luhansk region.
19 Dec. Friday
Activists Vow to Keep Up Campaign Against Controversial Surveillance Regulations
Campaigners held a protest rally in downtown Tbilisi on December 19.
Lithuanian Diplomat Becomes New Head of EUMM
Kęstutis Jankauskas has served as Lithuanian ambassador to NATO since 2011.
President Weighs in on Sakdrisi
He said gold mining activities at the site, while court proceeding is still underway, are “inadmissible.”
Estonian FM Visits Georgia
She expressed hope for positive decisions on the visa-free travel at EaP Riga Summit.
U.S. Welcomes Ratification of Georgia Association Agreement by European Parliament
“The vote demonstrates Europe’s growing confidence in Georgia,” Department of State said.
18 Dec. Thursday
Georgian Diplomat Responds to Putin’s Remarks on High-Level Talks
Talks should aim at gradual solving of “main problematic” issues, Georgai’s special envoy said.
Putin on Relations with Georgia
He spoke about Georgia and Saakashvili during his annual press conference.
European Parliament Ratifies Georgia Association Agreement
MEPs backed the agreement by 490 votes to 76 on December 18.
PM Says Govt to Consider Reforming Prosecutor’s Office
He said “independence” and “accountability” of prosecutor’s office should be increased.
MEPs Debate on Georgia Ahead of Association Agreement Ratification
Most of the political groups in European Parliament voiced support for the ratification.
17 Dec. Wednesday
Georgian C.Bank Keeps Key Rate at 4%
Central bank said worsening external factors affecting negatively on Georgia’s economy.
Georgian President to Visit European Parliament as MEPs Set to Ratify Association Agreement
MEPs to debate on Georgia on Wednesday and will vote on ratifying AA on December 18.
16 Dec. Tuesday
EUMM Mandate Extended for Two Years
“The EU continues to firmly support territorial integrity of Georgia,” EU foreign policy chief said.
Georgian Troops Head to Mazar-i-Sharif
Unit will serve under the German command in northern Afghanistan and will have the task of rapid reaction force.
15 Dec. Monday
Georgian National Museum ‘Extremely Concerned’ over Sakdrisi
Sakdrisi is “archeological site of international importance,” the museum said in a statement.
Outcry as RMG Launches Gold Mining at Sakdrisi
Some archeologists believe Sakdrisi is one of the world’s oldest gold mines.
14 Dec. Sunday
Georgian President Visits Turkmenistan
Margvelashvili will meet Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
13 Dec. Saturday
Georgia’s Ex-Deputy Interior Minister Set to Take Same Post in Ukraine
President Poroshenko granted Ukrainian citizenship to Eka Zguladze on December 13.
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