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31 Dec. '11 2011-Schlüsselereignisse in Bildern
31 Dec. '11 Elfter georgischer Soldat in Afghanistan getötet: Corporal Besik Niniashvili
30 Dec. '11 Republikanische Partei nennt Gesetz zur Parteienfinanzierung 'gefälscht' und ruft zu einer Untersuchung auf
30 Dec. '11 Tbilisi und Tskhinvali tauschen Inhaftierte aus
30 Dec. '11 EU-Botschafter äußert sich zum Vorgehen beim Gesetz zum Wahlverfahren
30 Dec. '11 Abgeordneter der Regierungspartei Akaki Minashvili: Keine weiteren Gesetzesänderungen zum Wahlverfahren geplant vor der Wahl im nächsten Jahr
30 Dec. '11 Abgeordnete: Parteienfinanzierungsgesetz nicht rückwirkend gültig
29 Dec. '11 US-Botschaft äußert Bedenken zum Vorgehen beim Gesetz zum Wahlverfahren
29 Dec. '11 Neue Regulierungen zur Parteienfinanzierung treten in Kraft
29 Dec. '11 Ivanishvili: Präsident Saakashvili ist in 'Agonie'
29 Dec. '11 Ivanishvili möchte seine Staatsbürgerschaft über ein Einbürgerungsverfahren wiedererlangen
29 Dec. '11 Sokhumi veröffentlicht die Endergebnisse der Volkszählung
28 Dec. '11 Präsident Saakashvili wird von verschiedenen Gruppen dazu aufgerufen, gegen die neue Regulierungen zur Parteienfinanzierung Einspruch zu erheben
28 Dec. '11 Neue Regulierungen zur Parteienfinanzierung zielen ab auf die Parteivermögen
27 Dec. '11 Neue Regulierungen zur Parteienfinanzierung in zweiter Lesung verabschiedet
27 Dec. '11 Strafen für politische Bestechung verschärft
27 Dec. '11 Parlament verabschiedet neues Gesetz zum Wahlverfahren
27 Dec. '11 Ivanishvili verliert Gerichtsverfahren um Staatsbürgerschaft
26 Dec. '11 Ivanishvili widerruft seine russ. Staatsbürgerschaft
26 Dec. '11 Gerichtshof entscheidet im Fall Journalisten gegen Innenministerium
26 Dec. '11 Präsident Saakashvili äußert sich zur Wichtigkeit der Integration von Minoritäten
25 Dec. '11 Patriarch der Georgischen Kirche trifft Ivanishvili
24 Dec. '11 Sokhumi und Tskhinvali verurteilen das Gesetz des US-Kongresses mit Aussagen zum Verkauf von Defensivwaffen an Georgien
23 Dec. '11 Präsident Saakashvili in Prag bei Vaclav Havel's Begräbnis
23 Dec. '11 Teil des Wahlgesetzes in zweiter Lesung verabschiedet
23 Dec. '11 Georgien's neues nationales Sicherheitskonzept
Parliament approve on December 23 with 111 votes to 3 Georgia’s new national security concept, replacing the one adopted in July 2005.
Major changes in the new concept are mainly related to Russia, reflecting, as deputy secretary of National Security Council Batu Kutelia told lawmakers, “the changed realities” as a result of the August, 2008 war.
Kutelia also said on December 23, that unlike the previous concept, the new one was a result of broad discussions with political parties and civil society; he said that feedbacks received from Georgia’s Western partners were also taken into consideration while working on the new concept.
Russian military “occupation of the Georgian territories” and “a risk of a new military aggression” by Russia, as well as “terrorist acts organized by Russia from the occupied territories” are identified among the major threats and challenges Georgia is facing.
The previous concept, which was adopted three years before the August, 2008 war, said there was “little possibility of open military aggression against Georgia,” but the threat of cross-border hostilities from state and non-state actors was deemed “real.”
Initial draft of the new concept, which was first unveiled earlier this year, did not contain a reference to “terrorist acts organized by Russia from the occupied territories”. Late last year Georgia said a Russian military officer based in breakaway Abkhazia was behind series of terrorist acts in Tbilisi in autumn, 2010. This summer the Georgian Interior Ministry said that it had foiled two terrorist attempts with one of them allegedly plotted by a Russian security officer based in Abkhazia and another one by Russian officer stationed in South Ossetia.
The new national security concept says these cases show that “after the occupation of Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region, the Russian Federation uses these territories for recruiting and training of terrorists with a purpose of carrying out terrorist acts on the territory of Georgia.”
The concept says that Russia’s “main goal” is to turn Georgia into “a failed state”, to derail Georgia from its path of Euro-Atlantic integration and “to forcibly return Georgia back on the Russian orbit.”
“The eventual goal of the military aggression carried out in August, 2008 was not only to occupy Georgia’s territories or/and to achieve international recognition of proxy regimes [in Abkhazia and South Ossetia], but to change Georgia’s foreign policy course or/and to forcibly replace democratically elected government [of Georgia], because independent and democratic Georgia is perceived by Russia’s ruling political elite as a significant threat,” the concept reads.
Absence of international missions, including UN and OSCE, in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Russia’s continued military build-up in those regions and non-fulfillment of August 12, 2008 ceasefire commitments, combined with Moscow’s refusal to reciprocate Georgia’s unilateral non-use of force pledge creates “a risk of potential new aggression” by Russia, according to concept.
It, however, also adds, that “international support” towards Georgia, as well as presence of EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) on the parts of the country controlled by Tbilisi, “are significant deterrent factors of this risk.”
Georgia’s relations with Russia are also discussed in a separate chapter of the concept on “Major Directions of Georgia’s National Security Policy.” It says that Tbilisi aspires relations with Russia based on “good neighborly and equal principles.”
It, however, also says that “it will not be possible without respect of Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity by Russia and [without] start of de-occupation process.”
“Georgia supports Russian Federation’s transformation into stable democratic country,” the concept reads.
The document mentions relations with North Caucasus in the portion where ties with Russia are discussed and says that establishment of atmosphere of “cooperation and peace in the North Caucasus is of special importance for Georgia.”
“Georgia realizes necessity of deepening and developing relations with people living in the North Caucasus, which will help to increase awareness among the population living there about Georgia’s goals and political course,” the document reads.
Securing country's territorial integrity and further development of democratic institutions are listed among the country's key national interests.
Other Threats, Risks and Challenges
Apart of Russian factor, the document identifies potential spillover of conflicts from neighboring countries as a “threat” Georgia is facing.
In this context the document mentions conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh as “a challenge”.
“Renewal of armed conflict between these states will weaken security of all three South Caucasus countries and increase political influence of the Russian Federation in the entire region,” the concept reads.
In this portion dealing with conflicts in the Caucasus, the document also says that Russia tries to incite negative sentiments among the population of the North Caucasus region.
The document says that “absence of control” over the Abkhaz and South Ossetian portions of the Russian-Georgian state border creates obstacles to efficiently tackle the problem of transnational crime.
Violation of fundamental rights of persons forcibly displaced from the occupied territories is described as “a significant challenge”, saying that securing their return in safety and dignity, as well as restoration of their property rights represents one of the priorities of the Georgian state.
The document also identifies sustainable economic development, terrorism, cyber security, energy security, ecology, organized transnational crime, demography, integration of ethnic minorities in the country’s political, economic and social life through boosting knowledge of the Georgian language and preservation of monuments of historic and cultural heritage among the challenges for the national security.
While hailing the document, lawmakers from the Christian-Democratic Movement (CDM) have long been calling for including in the concept a wording to “stress on the role” of the Georgian Orthodox Church in terms of the Georgian identity and preservation of the Georgian historic and cultural heritage; no such wording will be included in the document.
Euro-Atlantic Integration
The concept has a separate chapter about Georgia’ integration into NATO and the European Union, saying that this is country’s “one of the major” foreign policy and national security  priorities.
The concept says that the August war has failed to undermine Georgia’s NATO aspiration and the country has achieved “a huge progress” on this path since 2004.
It also says that “gradual integration” into the EU is Georgia’s “one of the most important directions”.
The document also says that Georgia welcomes EU’s policy of engagement with Russia, but also notes that “such policy will only be fruitful” if such policy contributes to Russia having a foreign policy based on respect of neighbors’ sovereignty. The concept also stresses on the importance of the EU to effectively influence on Russia to fully comply with its commitments undertaken under the EU-mediated August, 2008 ceasefire agreement.
South Caucasus
Relations with Georgia’s neighbors in South Caucasus have a separate sub-chapter in the section on “Major Directions of Georgia’s National Security Policy.”
Like the previous one, the new concept also identifies relations with Azerbaijan as “strategic.”
Relations with Armenia are described in the new concept as “close partnership”.
“Georgia is linked with Armenia and Azerbaijan with historically established traditionally good-neighborly relations,” the concept reads. “Georgia deems it of huge importance to elaborate joint approaches towards future development of the region. Deepening cooperation in the region, development of common economic space and common market will significantly contribute to region’s stability and welfare.”
Strategic Partnership with U.S.
According to the document Georgia “is deepening strategic partnership” with the United States, which is reflected in the bilateral strategic partnership charter signed in 2009.
It notes importance of the U.S. support in “de-occupation” of the Georgian territories, as well as of the U.S. assistance to the development of democratic institutions in Georgia.
“Georgia’s defense capabilities have significantly increased through the U.S. assistance programs,” the concept reads. “Georgia is interested in further deepening of cooperation in this field.”
Other Partners and Neighbors
On Ukraine the document says that “Georgia aspires to maximally use possibilities of the strategic partnership” with Kiev.
The concept describes Turkey as Georgia’s “leading regional partner.” The document says, that deepening of economic ties with Turkey, which is Georgia’s largest trading partner, and “successful implementation of transport and energy projects is of strategic importance for the both countries.”
“Turkey, as a member of NATO and one of the regional leaders, is also an important military partner. Georgia pays a huge importance to further development of relations in the sphere of security and defense with Turkey,” the concept reads.
The concept notes separately “active cooperation” with the Baltic States, “huge importance of cooperation” with Eastern and Central European states, as well as with the Scandinavian countries.
According to the document cooperation with Moldova and Belarus is of “huge importance” and welcomes these countries’ participation in the EU’s Eastern Partnership initiative.
It says that Georgia “pays huge attention to the development of close cooperation” with Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, especially in the field of economy, transpiration and energy.
The concept says that Georgia also pays “huge attention to broadening political dialogue and economic cooperation” with China, Japan, South Korea, Israel, Persian Gulf states, Canada, India, Brazil, Australia. The document notes importance of continuation of establishment of diplomatic relations with Latin American and Caribbean countries.

According to the concept UN should play “a leading role” in resolving conflicts and for that purpose Georgia deems necessary to increase UN’s effectiveness. It also notes importance of OSCE and Council of Europe. The concept mentions GUAM – organization made up of Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova – in the context of Georgia’s relations with Azerbaijan and Ukraine. In the concept adopted in 2005 GUAM was mentioned in the context of cooperation within the Black Sea region.
23 Dec. '11 Parteien erhalten Mittel, um Frauen als Abgeordnete aufzustellen
23 Dec. '11 Russ. äußert sich zum WTO-Abkommen mit Georgien: "... vollkommen in der Linie der neuen Ralitäten ... eingeführt im Kaukasus 2008 ..."
22 Dec. '11 Gerichtshof wird am 27.12. über den Fall Staatsbürgerschaft von Ivanishvili entscheiden
21 Dec. '11 Presse-Distributoren rufen dazu auf, das Auktionsverfahren von Kiosken zu revidieren
21 Dec. '11 Stellvertretender russischer Außenminister, Grigory Karasin, besucht Sokhumi
21 Dec. '11 Präsident Saakashvili äußert sich zu den Wahlen im nächsten Jahr, der Regierungspartei und Opposition
    New regulations for party funding are ‘very good’;
    ‘Main opposition forces come from the past’;
    ‘I hope, new opposition forces will emerge’;
    ‘National Movement stands above my personality’;
    Says to complete EU free trade talks before the end of his presidency;
President Saakashvili said that “main” opposition forces in Georgia “come from the past” and expressed hope that new ones would emerge to offer “better vision” to the society.
“The main forces, which today oppose us, are still those who come from the past, kind of a neo-Shevardnadze wing, which is being created on the one hand and on the other hand those people, who failed to find place in modern conditions. Of course I would be happy if opposition forces – new ones not discredited by their past, which I hope will emerge – will offer their better vision to the society,” Saakashvili said without naming any specific party.
He was speaking in an interview which he gave jointly with President of the European People's Party Wilfried Martens to Imedi television station in Batumi and which was aired on December 20.
Saakashvili said there were all the conditions in order to go through “parliamentary elections in October of next year normally” and to avoid “the worst” and “continue building of institutions.”
He said that institutionally political parties should be strong enough to be “above personalities”. Referring to his ruling party Saakashvili said: “This party stands above my personality” and added that the most important was to keep continuity of “reformist, pro-European” vision focused on the future and “the Georgian miracle.” He also added that the ruling party would require “new blood”.
Saakashvili also hailed passing with its first reading new regulations for party funding as a “very good system”, saying that it was done based on recommendations from the Council of Europe’s Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO). One of the key provisions of the new regulations is banning legal entities, involving business organizations, to fund political parties.
Saakashvili said that the new regulations would prevent attempts to derail Georgia’s development “with money, especially brought in by invaders.”
He also said that he was “relieved” with the decision to drop plans about increasing number of lawmakers in the next Parliament from current 150 to 190. He said he was always against of increasing number of MPs.
In the same televised interview Saakashvili also hailed launch of talks on deep and comprehensive free trade agreement with the European Union and said it was his plan to complete those negotiations before the end of his second and final presidential term by in autumn, 2013.
21 Dec. '11 IDS Borjomi International möchte 2012 den Export des Borjomi-Mineralwassers nach Russland wiederaufnehmen
20 Dec. '11 Verfassungsänderungen zum Wahlsystem in erster Lesung verabschiedet
20 Dec. '11 Verfassungsänderungen zum Wahlsystem gebilligt
20 Dec. '11 Neue Regulierungen zur Parteienfinanzierung gebilligt
20 Dec. '11 Abgeordnete bestätigen die Entsendung eines weiteren Infanteriebatallions nach Afghanistan
19 Dec. '11 Int. Gerichtshof befindet den kriegsbeogenen Fall Georgien's gegen Russland für zulässig
European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) declared as admissible an inter-state application lodged by Georgia against Russia in connection to the August, 2008 war.
“The Court’s admissibility decision in no way prejudges the merits of the Georgian government’s complaints. The Court will deliver its judgment at a later date,” the Strasbourg-based court said on December 19.
Georgia appealed ECHR on August 11, 2008, a day before the ceasefire agreement was signed with Russia and the final, formal inter-state application was filed in February, 2009 alleging that Russian military forces and separatist forces under their control carried out indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks against civilians and their property in breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
    Georgia's Case vs. Russia Fails to Proceed on Merits in ICJ
Georgia accuses Russia of breaching eight clauses of the European Convention on Human Rights, involving right to life; prohibition of torture and of inhuman or degrading treatment; right to liberty and security; right to respect for private and family life; right to an effective remedy; protection of property; right to education and freedom of movement.
Russia dismisses allegations as unjustified and not confirmed by “admissible evidence”. Russia claims that its military forces did not launch attacks but defended the civilian population of South Ossetia against Georgian offensive.
The Strasbourg-based human rights court held a hearing to decide whether to consider Georgia’s case against Russia on merits on September 22.
Apart of this inter-state case, ECHR has also received a large number of individual applications in connection to the August war. According to the court 1,712 individual applications are currently pending against Georgia. Further 208 individual applications, involving more than 900 applicants, have been lodged against Russia and in addition, 20 individual applications are pending against both Georgia and Russia.
Georgia also has a separate inter-state application against Russia filed to the European Court of Human Rights; the complaint was filed by Georgia in 2007 in connection to deportation of hundreds of ethnic Georgians by Russia following a spy row between the two countries. The complaint has already been found by ECHR as admission and the case is currently under deliberation by the court on its merits.
19 Dec. '11 Geostat: Bruttoinlandsprodukt im 3.Quartal um 7.5% gewachsen
19 Dec. '11 Zeitung zu Präsident Saakashvili: 'Presse nicht abtöten'
19 Dec. '11 Neues Abkommen zur Reform des Wahlsystems
19 Dec. '11 Gespräche geplant, wie das Wahlsystem revidiert werden kann
19 Dec. '11 Chef der Partei New Rights: Erhöhung der Zahl der Abgeordnetensitze unwahrscheinlich
18 Dec. '11 Tabula Magazine und der Bericht von Transparency International zu Georgien's Werbemarkt
17 Dec. '11 Umfrage sieht die Regierungspartei mit großem Vorsprung vorn in Stichprobenwählergruppe
17 Dec. '11 DEFENSE COOPERATION WITH REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA - Volltext des Gesetzes zum US-Verteidigungshaushalt 2012

A section from the U.S. National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

(a) Plan for Normalization - Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the President shall develop and submit to the congressional defense committees and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives a plan for the normalization of United States defense cooperation with the Republic of Georgia, including the sale of defensive arms.

(b) Objectives - The plan required under subsection (a) shall address the following objectives:

(1) To establish a normalized defense cooperation relationship between the United States and the Republic of Georgia, taking into consideration the progress of the Government of the Republic of Georgia on democratic and economic reforms and the capacity of the Georgian armed forces.

(2) To support the Government of the Republic of Georgia in providing for the defense of its government, people, and sovereign territory, consistent with the continuing commitment of the Government of the Republic of Georgia to its nonuse-of-force pledge and consistent with Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations.

(3) To provide for the sale by the United States of defense articles and services in support of the efforts of the Government of the Republic of Georgia to provide for its own self-defense consistent with paragraphs (1) and (2).

(4) To continue to enhance the ability of the Government of the Republic of Georgia to participate in coalition operations and meet NATO partnership goals.

(5) To encourage NATO member and candidate countries to restore and enhance their sales of defensive articles and services to the Republic of Georgia as part of a broader NATO effort to deepen its defense relationship and cooperation with the Republic of Georgia.

(6) To ensure maximum transparency in the United States-Georgia defense relationship.

(c) Included Information - The plan required under subsection (a) shall include the following information:

(1) A needs-based assessment, or an update to an existing needs-based assessment, of the defense requirements of the Republic of Georgia, which shall be prepared by the Department of Defense.

(2) A description of each of the requests by the Government of the Republic of Georgia for purchase of defense articles and services during the two-year period ending on the date of the report.

(3) A summary of the defense needs asserted by the Government of the Republic of Georgia as justification for its requests for defensive arms purchases.

(4) A description of the action taken on any defensive arms sale request by the Government of the Republic of Georgia and an explanation for such action.

(d) Form - The plan required under subsection (a) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may contain a classified annex.

Source: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:h1540:


17 Dec. '11 Georgien im Gesetz zum US-Verteidigungshaushalt 2012
The U.S. defense authorization bill contains a section, which calls for “normalization” of military cooperation with Georgia, including the sale of defensive arms.
The U.S. National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, a voluminous document authorizing appropriations for military activities of the Department of Defense, has a section with title “Defense cooperation with Republic of Georgia”. The Senate approved the USD 662 billion defence bill on December 15, a day after the bill was passed by the House of Representatives and it is now expected to be signed by President Obama.
    "Defense Cooperation with Republic of Georgia"
    WikiLeaks: Two Views on U.S.-Georgia Military Cooperation
The portion of the legislation dealing with Georgia calls on the U.S. President to submit to the congressional committees for defense and foreign affairs within three months after the bill is enacted a “plan for normalization” with a purpose to support Georgia “in providing for the defense of its government, people, and sovereign territory, consistent with the continuing commitment of the Government of the Republic of Georgia to its nonuse-of-force pledge.”
It calls for the sale of the U.S. “defense articles and services” and also for encouraging “NATO member and candidate countries to restore and enhance their sales of defensive articles and services to the Republic of Georgia as part of a broader NATO effort to deepen its defense relationship and cooperation” with Georgia.
The plan should include “a needs-based assessment” prepared by the U.S. Department of Defense about Georgia’s defense requirements, as well as list of “each of the requests” made by Georgia for purchase of defense arms during the last two years. The plan should be submitted in unclassified form, although may contain a classified annex, according to the document.
U.S. Republican Sen. John McCain, who has previously called on the U.S. administration for number of times “to resume” arms sale to Georgia, highlighted this section of the bill dealing with Georgia in his remarks on December 15.
“U.S. defense cooperation with the Republic of Georgia has been stalled ever since Russia invaded that country three years ago,” he said. “While there has been some slow and minor progress to enable Georgia’s armed forces to deploy to Afghanistan – which they have done in greater numbers than most of our NATO allies – precious little has been done to strengthen Georgia’s ability to defend its government, people, and territory.”
According to the U.S. officials currently defense cooperation with Georgia focuses on two areas – helping the country in its defense reforms and training and equipping Georgian soldiers for the deployment in Afghanistan.
Georgian officials, including President Saakashvili, have said for number of times previously about Tbilisi’s willingness to purchase air defense and anti-tank weapons. President Saakashvili said earlier this year that it should become “the next stage of cooperation” with the U.S. in the defense field.
17 Dec. '11 Georgien und Jordanien stimmen überein, im Katastrophenmanagement zusammenzuarbeiten
16 Dec. '11 Moskau weist Aufrufe der südosset. Opposition zurück
Moscow has snubbed South Ossetian opposition’s calls for securing implementation of the post-election deal with the breakaway region’s authorities, saying it would be “legally and morally” wrong for Russia “to exert pressure” on lawmakers in Tskhinvali.
Alla Jioyeva, an opposition leader whose victory in the November 27 presidential run off over Kremlin-backed candidate was annulled by the supreme court, called on Russia to intervene and secure implementation of the December 9 agreement with Kokoity which was designed to end post-election crisis. Russia acted as a guarantor of the deal, which was brokered by the Kremlin official who was in Tskhinvali since November 30 negotiating with the opposition representatives.
As part of the deal Kokoity, who was intending to stay as the leader of the region till repeat presidential election in March, resigned and also asked the Parliament to sack two of his key allies – chief prosecutor and chairman of the supreme court; in return Jioyeva suspended two-week long street protest rallies of her supporters and agreed on holding repeat elections in March in which she will be eligible to run, according to the agreement. But the breakaway region’s Parliament, dominated by Kokoity’s ruling Unity party, voted down on December 14 resignation of chief prosecutor and supreme court chair.
After the Parliament’s refusal to sack Kokoity’s allies, Jioyeva called on Russia, as a guarantor of the deal, to intervene.
“We think, that main goal of the agreement has been achieved. Everything has been done in order to resolve difficult socio-political situation, which emerged after the presidential elections in South Ossetia in November. It is difficult to understand those, who are again trying to exacerbate situation in the republic by misinterpreting for own benefit existing agreement,” Russian news agencies reported, quoting a statement released by the Russian embassy in Tskhinvali on December 16.
The statement also says, that the Russian side indeed was a guarantor of the agreement and suggested that the agreement had been fulfilled, because Kokoity submitted to the legislative body a proposal on dismissal of chief prosecutor and chairman of supreme court. “And it has been done,” the statement reads.
“Being an independent branch of the government, the Parliament of South Ossetia performs its duties based on freewill of MPs… We deem it inadmissible to exert pressure on the South Ossetian lawmakers with a purpose to adopt a decision in line with interests of any party,” the Russian embassy said.
“It was only to be expected,” Jioyeva said in a first reaction after reading the Russian embassy’s statement, according to RFE/RL's Russian-language service, Ekho Kavkaza. Jioyeva, however, declined to further comment, citing that she did not want to be pushed into making “anti-Russian statements.”
The opposition rallied in Tskhinvali for few hours on December 15 to protest against violation of the post-election deal. The opposition vowed to resume rallies later, but no details of their plan were reported. There were no reports of protest rally in Tskhinvali on Friday.
16 Dec. '11 Maestro TV Personal demonstriert vor Polizeistation
16 Dec. '11 Chef des russ. nationalen Sicherheitsrates Nikolai Patrushev trifft abchas. Führer in Sokhumi
15 Dec. '11 Russland will 'Internat. Sicherheitsabsprachen' aus den Genfer Gesprächen herausnehmen
15 Dec. '11 EU: 'Waffenstillstandsabkommen muss umgesetzt werden'
15 Dec. '11 Opposition nimmt wieder Straßenproteste in Tskhinvali auf
14 Dec. '11 18. Runde der Genfer Gespräche
14 Dec. '11 Abgeordnete in Tskhinvali stimmen gegen Maßnahmen aus dem Abkommen zwischen Jioyeva und Kokoity
Contrary to a deal between ex-South Ossetian leader Eduard Kokoity and opposition leader Alla Jioyeva, Parliament in the breakaway region voted down on December 14 a proposal on sacking chief prosecutor and chairman of the supreme court.
Dismissal of these two senior officials, close allies of Eduard Kokoity, together with the latter’s resignation, was part of the agreement which also ended opposition’s two-week long street rallies in Tskhinvali. Before resignation on December 10, Kokoity dismissed chief prosecutor, Taimuraz Khugaev, and chairman of supreme court Atsamaz Bichenov – but the move also required an approval from the breakaway region’s legislative body, dominated by Kokoity’s ruling Unity party.
In a secret ballot on December 14, the breakaway region’s Parliament voted down with 22 to 8 a proposal on dismissal of chairman of the supreme court. In case of chief prosecutor, votes were evenly split between for and against 15 to 15 with one ballot paper annulled, a local news agency, RES, reported.
Alla Jioyeva condemned the Parliament’s refusal to follow provisions of the agreement, which was signed late on December 9 between her and Kokoity in presence of Kremlin official, Sergey Vinokurov. According to the agreement Russia is “a guarantor” of the deal.
“Some lawmakers do not want stability in the republic and they spare no efforts to stir tensions,” Jioyeva was quoted by the RES.
She said that Russia, as a guarantor of the deal, should now intervene and react on violation of one of the provisions of the agreement. Jioyeva also said that she would now meet with her key allies to discuss future steps.
14 Dec. '11 Chef des russ. nationalen Sicherheitsrates Nikolai Patrushev zu Georgien
Secretary of Russia’s National Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, has accused Georgia of preparing on its soil “individuals for carrying out terrorist acts in Russia”.
Russian officials are time after time accusing Georgia of assisting Islamist insurgents in North Caucasus. Last time such allegation came in August from National Counter-Terrorism Committee (NAK), which is Russia's government body operating under the Federal Security Service (FSB).
In an interview with Russia’s Argumenty i Fakty newspaper, published on December 14, Patrushev said Georgia’s leadership should be differentiated from the Georgian people.
“Multi-ethnic peoples of Russia and Georgia are inextricably tied to each other. Saakashvili is carrying out a policy, which is far from the interests of the Georgian people. More and more Georgian soldiers are being sent to take part in combat operations abroad [reference to Georgia’s participation in the Afghan operation]. Training of individuals for carrying out terrorist acts in Russia is conducted on the territory of Georgia. Negative processes are taking place in the country’s economy. [Georgia’s] external debt is increasing, inflation is going up. Local population is misinformed, including about the August, 2008 war; number of foreign media outlets is also helping them in this,” said Patrushev, who was chief of FSB for nine years before becoming chief of National Security Council in 2008.
14 Dec. '11 EU-Vertreterin für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik Catherine Ashton: Georgien wird beim  EU-Russland-Gipfel angesprochen
13 Dec. '11 Parlament Committees Condemn Russia Election Fraud, Arrest of Protesters
13 Dec. '11 Transparency International  legt Bericht zu Georgien's Werbungsmarkt vor
13 Dec. '11 Abchasische Parliamentswahlen für 10.März geplant
13 Dec. '11 Stellvertretender russischer Außenminister, Grigory Karasin, zu den Beziehungen mit Geogien
12 Dec. '11 Präsident Saakashvili äußert sich zu der Bedeutung der beginnenden Gespräche mit der EU: 'ein sehr wichtiger Schritt für unser Land'
12 Dec. '11 Geostat: Auslandsdirektinvestitionen von Jan-Sept angestiegen um 7.1% im Jahresvergleich auf 643 Mio. USD
12 Dec. '11 Opposition beendet Straßenproteste in Tskhinvali
11 Dec. '11 Ivanishvili startet seine neue Partei Public Movement
10 Dec. '11 In Bildern: Abchasien
10 Dec. '11 Kokoity erklärt, dass er zurücktritt
10 Dec. '11 Ansprache des US-Botschafters zu Menschenrechten
10 Dec. '11 Präsident Saakashvili äußert sich zu den Entwicklungen nach den Wahlen in Russland
10 Dec. '11 Rücktritt von Kokoity für Samstag erwartet
10 Dec. '11 Jioyeva und Kokoity treffen eine Vereinbarung zur Beendigung der Krise nach der Wahl
9 Dec. '11 Staatsbudget für 2012 bestätigt
9 Dec. '11 Regierungspartei bietet Änderungen an im Gesetzesentwurf für den neuen Wahlmodus
9 Dec. '11 Außenminster Vashadze trifft US-Außenministerin Clinton in Brüssel
8 Dec. '11 Umfrage zeigt, das nur zwei Parteien bei einer Wahl in naher Zukunft nahe beieinander liegend Chancen hätten: Regierungspartei und zu gründende Ivanishvili-Partei
8 Dec. '11 Russ. Außenminister Lavrov verurteilt NATO, weil dort Georgien 'Aspirant' genannt wird
8 Dec. '11 Saakashvili: 'Russland hat keine Resourcen, um die besetzten Gebiete zu behaupten ... die Methoden und die Sprache der Vergangenheit funktionieren nicht mehr ...'
President Saakashvili said that “firmly established” terms “occupied” and “ethnic cleansing” in respect of Georgia’s breakaway regions, represents “the biggest headache” for Moscow, which has “no resources to maintain occupied territories.”
“It is very important that the terms occupation and ethnic cleansing have been firmly established in the European terminology, because the term ethnic cleansing means that no one will ever be able to legitimize [ownership] on our seized houses, yards, villages and the property of people who have been expelled, that means that this property will be returned and the term occupation means that occupation always ends with de-occupation,” Saakashvili said.
He made the televised remarks after addressing a congress of the European People’s Party Marseille, France on December 7.
“Today’s Russia has no resources to maintain occupied territories; these days we are all watching in what a condition Russia is; it is actually very shaken,” he said.
In separate remarks, during his address to the EPP congress in Marseille, Saakashvili said that recent events in Tskhinvali, where post-election crisis continues after a Kremlin-backed candidate lost the race, as well as events in Moscow, involving post-election protests, “have shown to us that the methods and the language of the past simply do not work anymore.”
“I travel a lot to Post-Soviet countries and I can tell you: there is no way they will accept the new Soviet Union in any form, under any name or any pretext,” Saakashvili said.
8 Dec. '11 Georg. Botschafter in Schweden, Zurab Tchiaberashvili, ehemals EU-Botschafter in Straßburg, äußert sich zum WTO-Abkommen mit Russland
Article by Zurab Tchiaberashvili, Ambassador of Georgia to the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein, Permanent Representative of Georgia to the UN Office and other International Organisations in Geneva
An agreement signed by the Governments of Georgia and the Russian Federation as a result of bilateral negotiations on Russia’s membership to the World Trade Organization (WTO) should be deemed a serious success for the Georgian side.
Georgia has demonstrated that it is a full-fledged, responsible member of the international community, which wisely makes use of its rights and responsibilities available through membership in various international and regional organizations.
Georgia’s demands were fully legitimate and in line with WTO’s basic principles and regulations. In particular, based on the principles of transparency and uniform application of national policies and regulations, Georgia was pushing for the establishment of mechanisms to monitor all trade across the Abkhaz (Gantiadi-Adleri) and Tskhinvali region (Roki-Nizhny Zaramag) sections of the Georgian-Russian border.
Although Georgia’s demand was fully legitimate, before resumption of the Georgia-Russia talks on Russian accession to the WTO with Swiss mediation in March 2011, no tangible solution was in sight as to how Russia could accommodate this demand of Georgia.
At the same time, there was sizeable international interest, especially on the part of Georgia’s friends and partners, in Russia’s WTO accession. Such interest emanated, in part, from the expectation that its accession to the WTO would significantly increase bilateral trade with Russia and, further from the expectation that Russia, as a member of the WTO, would abide by internationally-recognized trade rules, a point Georgia itself has always emphasized. It will be much easier for Georgia to deal with a rule-abiding and predictable Russia, acting based on international norms, than with a Russia, that does not shy away from blatantly violating international norms. (Of course there are skeptics who argue that WTO accession will not make Russia change its ways in defying international norms and that it will try to misuse WTO regulations for its own benefit; that, however, is a matter of separate discussion).
WTO accession procedures (written regulations and practice) give a member state (in this case, Georgia) a right to veto an acceding state’s bid for membership (in this case, Russia). However, in practice, using this right of veto irresponsibly, without a well-founded justification, can become very damaging for the reputation of any WTO-member state.
Coincidentally, from the very resumption of negotiation in March 2011, through their conclusion, Russia was permanently trying to portray Georgia as a capricious country, seeking to block Russia’s WTO entry by pushing for politically-motivated demands not related with WTO principles and norms. In parallel, in its public statements, Russian officials stressed that it would be possible for Russia to join the WTO without reaching a bilateral agreement with Georgia and in fact, even demanded other WTO members to adopt this line.
Among the reasons behind Georgia’s success in the Swiss-mediated bilateral negotiations on Russia’s WTO membership were: (a) articulating its demands in line with WTO principles and rules; and (b) explaining these demands correctly and clearly to its key partners.
As a result, in the process of negotiations, Georgia delegitimized Russia’s key arguments that (a) Georgia was acting emotionally upon politically-motivated interests, and (b) for that reason, Russia should become a WTO member through bypassing Georgia. The reasoning behind this positioning was a realization on the part of Russia that the signature of any reasonable deal with Georgia in the framework of the Swiss-mediated negotiations would bring a serious blow to its general policy in respect of Georgia.
The role of the neutral party, Switzerland, widely recognized as a reliable mediator in such complex negotiations, is worth mentioning here. Russia would have had easily succeeded with its destructive tactics if talks between Russia and Georgia on Russia’s WTO membership had been conducted without Swiss mediation; it was quite difficult for Russia to do that in the presence of Switzerland.
The signed agreement and the negotiating process itself have also disempowered the arguments of those, who try to simply tailor their policies and actions to Russia’s imperial approaches. It appears, that with the right approach, Russia is amenable to making concessions, especially when it has something tangible to lose. The stakes in this case, through WTO membership, were better trading terms with its major trading partners, something Russia felt compelled not to forego.
A very important factor was the repeated emphasis by both the United States and the EU that Russia had to find a mutually acceptable agreement with Georgia and that there was no way for Russia to join the WTO without Georgia’s consent.
This created a serious problem for Russia then and is even more problematic for Russia now. It became obvious, that Russia completely disregards the positions of Tskhinvali and Sokhumi and that Russia uses them as hostages for its own benefits. As a result of the agreement, Russia has indirectly recognized that Georgia has the right to: (a) receive information about Russia’s trade with Georgia’s occupied territories; (b) demand transparency of trade in three trade corridors, involving three border-crossing points on the border between the territories of the two countries.
Although the topic of this article is to analyze international aspects of the negotiations and the reached agreement without discussing details of basic principles for a mechanism of customs administration and monitoring of trade in goods envisaged by the deal, one legal aspect definitely deserves attention: the agreed mechanism covers not only Gantiadi-Adleri and Roki-Nizhny Zaramag border crossing points, but also Larsi border-crossing point; with this Russia has lost an argument to support its claim about having separate trade regimes – one with Georgia, when movement of goods takes place via Larsi border-crossing point and another one, when movement of goods occurs via so called ‘third countries’ (via Gantiadi-Adleri and Roki-Nizhny Zaramag border-crossing points).
The agreement reached in the framework of the Swiss-mediated Georgia-Russia talks on Russia’s WTO membership has demonstrated that contrary to Russia’s claims that it will not talk with the Georgian government on any issue, Russia can, in fact, negotiate with Georgia. Moreover, given this agreement, Russian unwillingness to show similar pragmatism as in the WTO talks on other issues with Georgia will be even more blatantly irrational in the eyes of the international community and will raise further legitimate questions as to why other problematic issues cannot be resolved through bilateral dialogue. No one expects an immediate change in Russia’s imperialistic policies and a show of goodwill, but the WTO deal has created a certain opportunity to gradually overcome a deadlock in the bilateral relations.
The agreement itself creates one more inconvenience for Russia: the component of international monitoring in the process of implementation and oversight over the mechanisms envisaged by the deal. The damage inflicted to Russia’s imperialistic policy is not limited to the fact that Russia had to sign an agreement with Georgia, but further that international monitors will monitor/oversee the implementation of the agreement. Allowing international monitors on its soil is a serious compromise by a state with imperial ambitions.
Those, who were skeptical about the possibility of reaching agreement in the Swiss-mediated Georgia-Russia talks on Russia’s WTO membership, now say that Russia will not live up to its commitments. Judging from Russia’s policies (and not only in respect of Georgia) and from past experience, it is difficult to counter these doubts of skeptics. We have living examples of violations by Russia of agreements of even higher significance than the current one - the EU-brokered August 12, 2008 ceasefire agreement with Georgia.
By not implementing the WTO agreement with Georgia, Russia will not only seek to undermine Georgia once again; by doing so, Russia will trample on the momentous efforts put in the negotiating process by Switzerland, the European Union and the United States, and will put their respective reputations in question. Whether this is worth it for Russia or not, depends neither only on the provisions of the signed agreement and WTO rules, nor on trade matters exclusively.
7 Dec. '11 Alla Jioyeva beobachtet zum ersten Mal Fortschritte in den Gesprächen mit dem Kreml-Vertreter
... Eduard Kokoity unter Druck, da seine offizielle Amtszeit am 7.12. abgelaufen ist ... Premierminister Brovtsev soll vorübergehend das Amt übernehmen ...
Alla Jioyeva, an opposition candidate whose victory in the presidential runoff in breakaway South Ossetia was annulled, said after talks with a Kremlin official in Tskhinvali that “for the first time” since the launch of consultations on November 30 she had left the negotiating table “with positive” stance.
“We have listened and we have been heard,” she said after the talks on December 7, as her supporters continued rallying in Tskhinvali center for the eight day. “We very much hope that the next round will be more fruitful.”
Sergey Vinokurov, who is in charge of inter-regional and cultural relations with foreign countries at the Russian President's administration, is in Tskhinvali since November 30. Supporters of Jioyeva have previously openly accused him of siding with the authorities instead of mediating.
Jioyeva hailed a decision by the incumbent leader of breakaway region, Eduard Kokoity, to sack several senior officials. Citing “public discontent”, Kokoity fired on December 7 education minister; healthcare minister; head of the information and communications committee; Tskhinvali mayor; head of the Znauri district and mayor of Kvaisi. The opposition has been calling for resignation of Kokoity, as well as of chief prosecutor Taimuraz Khugaev.
In another important development on December 7, one of the vice-speakers of the breakaway region’s Parliament, Yuri Dzitsoiti, said in a written statement that Eduard Kokoity’s term in office had expired and PM of the breakaway region Vadim Brovtsev should now become an acting president.
Dzitsoiti, who is a member of ruling Unity party which backed in the elections Jioyeva’s rival candidate Anatoly Bibilov, said that although the Parliament set March 25, 2012 as the date for repeat elections, Kokoity can not stay in power till that date because his constitutional term in office expired on December 7.
“He must resign and the presidential duties should be assumed temporarily by PM Brovtsev,” Dzitsoiti said, adding that Brovtsev, “as a person not involved” in the post-election crisis “can prepare necessary conditions for holding of repeat election.”
Brovtsev, who is not a native of South Ossetia, was running a construction firm in Chelyabinsk, a city 1,600 km east of Moscow, before he became PM in breakaway South Ossetia in August, 2009.
“This option [Brovtsev as acting president] is normal; that’s acceptable for us,” Jioyeva was quoted by RIA Novosti news agency.
7 Dec. '11 Alexander Ankvab äußert sich zu dem georgia-russ. WTO-Abkommen
Abkhaz leader, Alexander Ankvab, has downplayed concerns of opposition groups in the breakaway region about Russia-Georgia WTO deal, saying that the agreement carries no risk for Sokhumi, Abkhaz news agency, Apsnipress, reported on December 7.
“Joining the World Trade Organization is important for Russia, which is our strategic ally. And what should we do in this case? Wear a sackcloth and ashes? There is no reason for that. Fears are needless here, even more so phobias. And believe me, we will not do anything that will harm Abkhazia,” Ankvab said.
He said that there were issues which required to be addressed quietly without much publicity. “We always defend Abkhazia’s interests. Maybe someone wants us to speak out loudly and noisily against something, but that would not be right. There are no risks for Abkhazia,” Ankvab said.
He said data about volume of trade between Russia and Abkhazia was publicly available and it “does not represent any strategic interest for anyone.”
“If we are concerned about the fact that on the Russian side of the border electronic seals will be attached to cargo, who said that this will also work on the Abkhaz side of the border? No one has agreed it with us. And who said that cargo will move somewhere else via [Abkhazia]? It has not been either agreed with us. No observers, who will be monitoring there [on the Russian side of the border and on the Georgian side of the administrative border with Abkhazia] can not accompany cargo on our territory. We will not allow them in and no cargo will go anywhere without agreement with us,” Ankvab said.
He said the fact that the Georgia-Russia bilateral agreement makes no mentioning of Abkhazia, defining “trade corridors” with their geographic coordinates, would not change a reality on the ground.
“Abkhazia will not stop being Abkhazia only because our country was called ‘a corridor’; our constitution and our independence have not gone anywhere. No matter whether the agreement is signed or not, our task is to ensure that no international document violates our sovereignty and infringes our independence. We will not definitely allow it to happen,” he said.
In separate report on December 7, Apsnipress quoted Ankvab saying that Abkhazia should “legalize trade with Georgia.” He said he was in favor of customs administration of trade across the border on Enguri river.
“It’s not a secret that there are a lot of fruits and vegetables in stores and markets [in Abkhazia] imported illegally across the Georgian-Abkhaz border; but the state has no income from this trade turnover,” Ankvab was quoted.
7 Dec. '11 Premierrminister Gilauri trifft den kasach. Präsidenten Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana
7 Dec. '11 Vorschlag zur Erhöhung der Abgeordnetenzahl wird vielleicht neu überdacht
6 Dec. '11 Opposition in Tskhinvali wirft den Behörden 'Repressionen' vor
6 Dec. '11 Georgien ernennt ersten Botschafter für Argentinien und Australien
6 Dec. '11 Gerichtshof in Tskhinvali hält die Entscheidung zur Annullierung der Stichwahlergebnisse aufrecht
Inzwischen wurde in der Morgendämmerung eine Panzerabwehrrakete auf das Haus des Generalstaatsanwaltes von der abtrünnigen Region gefeuert. Der Generalstaatsanwalt Taimuraz Khugaev ist ein enger Verbündeter von Eduard Kokoity. Eduard Kokoity: ... eine geplante Provokation, um die Situation zu sprengen ... ; Alla Jioyeva: ... Provokation von Behörden selbst aufgeführt, um die Opposition zu diskreditieren ...
Supreme Court in breakaway South Ossetia upheld on Tuesday its earlier ruling annulling November 27 presidential runoff results.
An opposition candidate, Alla Jioyeva, who won the runoff, was requesting the Supreme Court to annul its earlier decision.
Meanwhile, at dawn on Tuesday an anti-tank rocket was fired at a home of the breakaway region’s chief prosecutor Taimuraz Khugaev, a close ally of incumbent South Ossetian leader Eduard Kokoity. The rocket, reportedly fired from RPG-26 rocket launcher, hit a second floor of a five-storey apartment building in Tskhinvali; no one was injured.
The breakaway region’s authorities linked the incident to ongoing events in Tskhinvali, involving opposition’s protest rallies.
“It was a well-planned provocation aimed at blowing up situation in South Ossetia,” Kokoity said.
Alla Jioyeva suggested that this “provocation” was staged by the authorities with a purpose “to discredit” the opposition.
5 Dec. '11 EU hat grünes Licht gegeben für die Gespräche zum Freihandelsabkommen Georgien-EU
5 Dec. '11 Russ. Präsident Medvedev: '... ich mag es nicht, dass man dort (in Südossetien) streitet ...'
5 Dec. '11 Maestro TV Journalisten fordern den Ombudsman Giorgi Tugushi auf, ihren Fall zu untersuchen
5 Dec. '11 HSBC Bank Georgien verkauft das Retailportfolio an Bank Republic
5 Dec. '11 Ivanishvili wirbt die in Washington ansässige Lobbyfirma "BGR Government Affairs LLC" an für Lobbyarbeit in den USA und Europa
5 Dec. '11 Proteste in Tskhinvali dauern an
Demonstrationen gehen in den 6.Tag, nachdem am Sonntag die Gespräche zwischen Alla Jioyeva und dem Kreml-Vertreter Alan Pliev ohne Ergebnisse endeten. ...
Opposition's protest rally goes into sixth day on Monday as yet another day of negotiations between Alla Jioyeva's allies and a Kremlin official failed to bring about any breakthrough on Sunday.
Alan Pliev, who is one of the four allies of Jioyeva taking part in the talks, said that the Sunday's meetings yielded no results.
Sergey Vinokurov, who is in charge of inter-regional and cultural relations with foreign countries at the Russian President's administration, described his role as "a mediator" between the opposition and the authorities.
"My role as a mediator is to defuse tensions and facilitate the sides to sit down at the negotiating table; so far we are succeeding in this," Interfax news agency reported, quoting Vinokurov as saying after the Sunday's meeting. The Kremlin official is in Tskhinvali since November 30.
Jioyeva's allies said that the Russian official told them to wait for the Supreme Court's decision into the appeal by Jioyeva, who is requesting annulment of the court's earlier decision through which results of the November 27 presidential runoff, won by Jioyeva, were invalidated. The opposition, however, fears that the court will try to drag out the hearings, which have yet to be launched.
Incumbent leader of breakaway South Ossetia, Eduard Kokoity, whose immediate resignation is among the demands of the opposition, said the authorities would not yield to the opposition's ultimatums.
On Sunday, in an appeal to the international community, read out at the rally, protesters called for assistance in resolving the crisis.
"The people of South Ossetia appeal to you with a request to immediately intervene in current developments with a purpose to stabilize situation and to restore constitutional order... In case of a delay of the international community's reaction one more tragedy may take place. The right of free choice of the entire people and of an individual represents an invariable value, which can not be subjected to manipulation," the local and Russian news agencies reported quoting the text of appeal. It also says that the post-election crisis "can provoke destabilization of the entire Caucasus."
Also on December 4, the voters in the breakaway region, majority of whom hold the Russian citizenship, cast ballot in the elections of State Duma, Russai's lower house of the Parliament. A day earlier opposition called on the supporters to turn out at the polling stations and to voter for Russia's ruling party United Russia in order to demonstrate that the protesters "stand beside Russia."
It was announced by speakers at the rally on December 4, that they plan to hold "presidential inauguration" of Alla Jioyeva on December 10.
Protesters in Tskhinvali center brave freezing winter nights by warming themselves up at fire barrels. Camped outside the government building in Tskhinvali's central square, protesters vow to keep rallying before thier demands are are met.
4 Dec. '11 Präsident Saakashvili plant 'neue Großstadt' an der Schwarzmeerküste
4 Dec. '11 Protestierende setzen in Tskhinvali Demonstrationen fort, während die Gespräche mit dem Kreml fortdauern
4 Dec. '11 Georgien gewinnt Juniorenwettbewerb des Eurovision Song Contest
Georgia won Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the second time, keeping domination of former Soviet states in this song contest, modeled under its grown-up version and launched eight years ago.
CANDY, a group of five girls from Georgia, won the contest for 10-15 year olds held in capital of Georgia's neighboring Armenia, Yerevan, on Saturday. The group won the contest with thier song Candy Music scoring 108 points in televoting beating Netherlands by five points, followed by Belarus and Russia with 99 points each. Georgia first won the contest in 2008.
Unlike grown-up version of Eurovision, hosting of the event in following year does not go to a winning nation; the host is selected through bidding process and next year it will be the Netherlands.
3 Dec. '11 Empfehlungen der Venedig-Kommission zum veröffentlichen Gesetzesentwurf der Regierungspartei für das Wahlverfahren
3 Dec. '11 Tbilisi verurteilt Angriff auf die britische Botschaft im Iran
2 Dec. '11 Protestierende halten Nachtwache in Tskhinvali
2 Dec. '11 Maestro TV sendet begrenzt weiter
2 Dec. '11 Präsident Saakashvili begnadigt inhaftierte israel. Geschäftsmänner
2 Dec. '11 EU-Georgien-Kooperationsrat trifft sich in Brüssel
1 Dec. '11 Gespräche zum Tumult bei Maestro TV scheitern
1 Dec. '11 Protestierende starten 'Nonstop-Demonstrationen in Tskhinvali
1 Dec. '11 Jährliche Inflation verlansamt sich auf 1.9% im November
1 Dec. '11 Kokoity weist Jioyeva's Ultimatum zurück
1 Dec. '11 Gruppe der Medienanwälter schreitet ein, um den Konflikt bei Maestro TV zu beenden
1 Dec. '11 Jioyeva stellt Kokoity ein Ultimatum
An opposition candidate Alla Jioyeva, whose victory in the November 27 presidential runoff was annulled by the breakaway region’s Supreme Court, has set an ultimatum to the outgoing South Ossetian leader Eduard Kokoity to recognize her as elected leader of the breakaway region before 6pm local time on Thursday.
In a written letter submitted to the Kokoity’s office, Jioyeva says that Kokoity should overturn the decision of the Supreme Court annulling the runoff results, as well as the decision of the Parliament setting March 25, 2012 as the date of repeat election. She has also demanded from Kokoity to publish a final vote tally of the November 27 runoff’s results giving her victory over Kremlin-backed candidate Anatoly Bibilov.
“In case the above mentioned points are not fulfilled before 6pm on December 1, 2011, the President [Eduard Kokoity], Acting Chairman of the Parliament [Zurab Kokoev] and Chairman of the Supreme Court [Atsamaz Bichenov] will be responsible for the further developments,” Jioyeva’s letter reads.
Meanwhile, supporters of Jioyeva are gathering on Tskhinvali’s main square, according to the reports from the breakaway region’s capital.
According to a reporter blogging live from Tskhinvali for Russian news website, Kavkazsky Uzel, the security forces blocked the access roads towards the government building with trucks. He is reporting that on Thursday troops from the interior ministry’s special task force are in larger numbers at the government building then it was on November 30.
1 Dec. '11 Georgien leicht verbessert auf Position 64 im Transparency International-Korruptionsindex, der 182 Länder umfasst
Der Score hat sich von 3.8 auf 4.1 verbessert gegenüber dem Vorjahr und hat damit wieder den Score von 2009 erreicht.
1 Dec. '11 Tskhinvali ist ruhig, während Alia Jioyeva Gespräche abhält mit einem Kreml-Vertreter
It was quiet in Tskhinvali on Thursday morning with supporters of an opposition candidate Alla Jioyeva, whose victory in the November 27 presidential runoff was annulled by the breakaway region’s Supreme Court, are expected to reconvene for a protest rally today, according to reports from the breakaway region’s capital.
After midnight Jioyeva’s supporters, who were gathered outside the government’s building in Tskhinvali, heeded her calls and dispersed. During the rally on November 30 security forces fired warning shots into the air, reportedly in an attempt to prevent protesters from breaking into the government building.
Jioyeva was meeting last night with Kremlin’s deputy chief of staff Sergey Vinakurov, who was sent to Tskhinvali by Moscow to try to settle post-election dispute in the breakaway region. Anatoly Bibilov, a presidential candidate backed by Moscow who lost the race to Jioyeva in now annulled runoff, has kept low profile since the second round of election.
Jioyeva said that “constructive dialogue” with the Kremlin official would continue later on Thursday.
According to Itar-Tass news agency, Jioyeva said that she had no intention to make any compromise and to back off from protecting her victory in the November 27 runoff even if she was allowed to run in the repeat election set for March 25, 2012. She has formally requested the Supreme Court to overturn its earlier decision annulling the runoff results. The Supreme Court confirmed receiving an appeal from Jioyeva but failed to specify when it would launch its consideration.
Rumors were circulating in Tskhinvali, that the authorities were intending to impose emergency situation, but acting chairman of the breakaway region’s Parliament, Zurab Kokoev, denied it, according to Res, a news agency run by the breakaway region’s government.
1 Dec. '11 Verfaherene Situation bei Maestro TV Standoff setzt sich den zweiten Tag fort
30 Nov. '11 Präsident Saakashvili besucht Kirgistan
30 Nov. '11 Moskau 'besorgt' über die Spannungen nach der Wahl in Südossetien
30 Nov. '11 Georgien beendet Abkommen zu Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) in Bezug mit Russland
30 Nov. '11 Details zum Tumult bei Maestro TV
30 Nov. '11 In Bildern: interner Konflikt bei Maestro TV führte morgens zur Abschaltung für mehrere Stunden
Erosi Kitsmarishvili, politischer Sekretär der Georgian Party und Ex-Botschafter Georgiens in Moskau sowie aktuell Mitbegründer der Mangementfirma Rustavi Media, die 2009 für drei Jahre die Mangement-Rechte an Maestro TV  erworben hatte, betrat mit einigen Dutzend Personen das Sendergebäude, um zu erklären, dass er den Generaldirektor des Senders entlasse ...
30 Nov. '11 Südossetien: Präsidentschaftskandidatin Alla Jioyeva standfest in der 'Verteidigung ihres Wahlsiegs'
Sie soll in einem Gesapräch mit Eduard Kokoity daraufbestanden haben, dass an diesem Tag eine Entscheidung getroffen wird zu ihrer Forderung, das Urteil des Gerichtshofs "Annulierung der Wahl" aufzuheben ...
Reporter: blogging live from Tskhinvali
lla Jioyeva, an opposition candidate for the breakaway region’s leadership, told supporters on Wednesday that she told outgoing South Ossetian leader Eduard Kokoity to overturn a ruling by the Supreme Court which annulled the Sunday’s presidential runoff in which Jioyeva was leading.
According to a reporter blogging live from Tskhinvali for Russian news website, Kavkazsky Uzel, Jioyeva said she told Kokoity during a meeting in the government residence in the center of Tskhinvali that he should take a decision today and there was no time for thinking over it for few days.
According to the reports from Tskhinvali few thousand supporters of Jioyeva are gathered on the city’s main square outside the government building.
Reports say that the security guard of the government building had to fire warning shots into the air to prevent the crowed from breaking into the building.
Earlier on Wednesday Jioyeva and one of her key supporters, Anatoly Barankevich, the breakaway region’s former secretary of national security council, who split with Kokoity after the August, 2008 war, met with Russian diplomats in the embassy of Russia in Tskhinvali. The Russian Foreign Ministry said on November 30 that the political forces should respect a ruling by the Supreme Court annulling the Sunday’s runoff results in which the Kremlin-backed candidate, Anatoly Bibilov, lost the race with Jioyeva.
“We had a serious conversation,” Jioyeva said after the meeting with the Russian diplomats. “We have requested to help us in protecting the people’s choice. We have been promised that our demands would be conveyed to the Russian leadership.”
30 Nov. '11 Moskau sagt den politischen Kräften in Tskhinvali, die Entscheidung des Gerichtshofs zu den Wahlen zu respektieren
30 Nov. '11 Kontroverse um Maestro TV
29 Nov. '11 Jioyeva schwört, 'den Wahlsieg zu verteidigen'
"... Ich bin etwas aufgebracht über Russland ... gewisse Leute mit Beziehungen zu Kokoity kätten Russland falsch informiert ... Kokoity will meinen Sieg stehlen .."
... In Tskhinvali geboren, Jioyeva, 62, war eine Lehrerin für zwei Jahrzehnte in einer Schule in Tskhinvali; Sie war dann auch mehrere Jahre Direktor dieser Schule, ehe sie 2002 zur Erziehungsministerin der abtrünnigen Region ernannt wurde. 2008 war sie entlassen und des Amtsmissbrauchs angeklagt worden, weshalb sie 2010 zu einer zweijährigen Haftstrafe verurteilt wurde. Jioyeva hat die Anklagen gegen sie als politisch motiviert zurückgewiesen. ...
29 Nov. '11 Parlamentspräsident Bakradze zum Scheitern des vom Kreml unterstützten Kandidaten in der Präsidentschaftswahl im abtrünnigen Südossetien
29 Nov. '11 Wahlwiederholung für März angesetzt im abtrünnigen Südossetien
29 Nov. '11 Gerichtshof in Tskhinvali annulliert die Ergebnisser der Stichwahl zur Präsidentschaft
29 Nov. '11 Präsident Saakashvili: Vereinigter Kaukasus hat keine Alternative
29 Nov. '11 Oppositionskandidat feiert Wahlsieg in Tskhinvali, während der Rivale das Ergebnis anfechtet
29 Nov. '11 Armenischer Präsident besucht Georgien
28 Nov. '11 Kontroverser Vorschlag zur Anzahl der Parlamentssitze debattiert
28 Nov. '11 Tbilisi erklärt, die südosset. Wahlen seien ein 'Kreml-geplanter Vorgang'
Stellv. Außenministerin Nino Kalandadze:  “Was sich dort ereignet, kann nicht als Wahlen betrachtet werden; es ist ein Vorgang, der vom Kreml geplant und vom offiziellen Moskau geführt wird. Moskau ist für die Ergebnisse verantwortlich.” ...
28 Nov. '11 Bibilov fechtet das Ergebnis der Stichwahl an
... Südosset. Wahlkommission: Jioyeva 56.74% (14,828 votes); Bibilov 40% (10,462 votes). ...
Anatoly Bibilov, breakaway South Ossetia’s emergency situations minister, disputes early results of the presidential runoff according to which he is losing the race to Alla Jioyeva.
With most of the votes already counted the breakaway region’s Central Election Commission (CEC) said Jioyeva was leading the race with 56.74% (14,828 votes) with Bibilov having 40% (10,462 votes).
“We have absolutely different information about the voting. We will submit all the information we have, as well as those violations which we have observed during the elections, to the court,” Bibilov said on Monday. “We will accept any ruling by the Supreme Court even if [the verdict] is against us.”
Before the noon on Monday the breakaway region’s Supreme Court said that a complaint had been filed from the Unity party, which backs Bibilov, about the alleged electoral violations. The court chairman, Atsamaz Bichenov, said that the allegations involve bribing and pressuring voters from Jioyeva’s campaign team. He called on the Central Election Commission not to announce any results of the runoff pending the court hearing, which was scheduled to start by the noon on Monday. The hearing, however, was postponed for Tuesday after the Unity party requested more time to provide additional information to the court in connection to its complaints.
The breakaway region’s CEC chairperson, Bela Plieva, said that no complaint had been filed to the electoral commission about alleged violations and she had learnt about the complaint filed to the Supreme Court from the media sources.
28 Nov. '11 Erste Auszählugen sehen Alla Jioyeva an der Stpitze der Stichwahl im abtrünnigen Südossetien
27 Nov. '11 Berichte: Angespannte Sicherheitslage in Tskhinvali nach Stichwahl
27 Nov. '11 Südosset. Wahlkommission: 'Stichwahl zur Präsidentschaft gültig'
27 Nov. '11 Abtrünnige Regio0n Südossetien hält Stichwahl ab
26 Nov. '11 Ivanishvili verschiebt Pläne, an den Präsidenten wegen der Staatsbürgerschaft zu appellieren
25 Nov. '11 Ivanishvili trifft die Parteispitze der Freien Demokraten und der Republikaner
25 Nov. '11 EU-Kommissar: Wahlen wichtige Test für georg. Demokratie
25 Nov. '11 Präsident Saakashvili verleiht dem poln. Abgeordneten Krzysztof Lisek den Siegesorden des Hl. Georg für die Georgien-Resolution
... The document, calling on the key EU institutions to, among other things, recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia as “occupied territories” by Russia, is based on a report prepared by MEP Lisek from the group of the European People's Party.
“This document really historic,” President Saakashvili said at the award ceremony in his residence in Tbilisi in presence of MEP Lisek. “Our nation knows very well how to express gratitude. This is exactly the case, when we should express our gratitude towards you. Of course this gratitude also belongs to the European Parliament, which you represent.” ...
wiki/Orders,_decorations,_and_medals_of_Georgia
25 Nov. '11 Georg. Patriarch Ilia II. erklärt, der Besuch in Moskau war 'nützlich'
Ilia II. nahm an der Feier zum 65.Geburtstag des russ. Patriarchen Kirill teil und traf den russ. Präsidenten zusammen mit einer Delegation von orthodoxen Kirchen aus mehreren anderen Ländern.
25 Nov. '11 Minenarbeiter getötet bei Einsturz in der Mine Mindeli in Tkibuli
24 Nov. '11 Parlament verabschiedet Gesetz für georg. Auswanderer
24 Nov. '11 Neues Datum festgelegt für den Start von Ivanishvili's Bewegung
24 Nov. '11 Zeitung Batumelebi erklärt, 'der Erpresser in den Fällen vor zwei Jahren sei ein Polizist'
24 Nov. '11 Ivanishvili kauft Anteile an der Bank vom Fußballer Kaladze
24 Nov. '11 Civil.ge Rückfrage: Fragebogen an die Leserschaft zum Ausfüllen im Internet, Feedback ist wichtig
23 Nov. '11 Änderungsantrag zum Staatshaushalt 2011 vorgeschlagen wegen höherem Wachstum von 6% statt geplanter 5.5%
23 Nov. '11 Ronald Reagan - Statue in Tbilisi im Rike Park enthüllt in Anwesenheit von zwei US-Kongressabgeordneten
Die Statue zeigt Reagan sitzend auf einer Parkbank.
23 Nov. '11 Regierung erwägt neue Regeln zur Parteienfinanzierung
22 Nov. '11 Im Gerichtshof wird der Fall Journalisten gegen Innenministerium angehört
22 Nov. '11 Präsident Saakashvili: Spott für Putin bedeutet 'Beginn des Endes für die authoritäre Herrschaft in Russland'
Putin war in den Ring gestiegen im "Olympiysky Stadium in Moscow" nach einem Kampfsportkampf und von Buhrufen und Pfiffen begleitet worden. ...
- ‘I am sure their days are numbered’;
- Russia ‘wants Georgia to be its slave’;
- ‘Some Georgian politicians miss licking Russian soldiers’ dirty underwear’;
- ‘Russian Church declared a crusade for restoration of Soviet Union’;
... “For Georgia today it is very important to keep the pace of development, because in Russia there also are a lot of well-disposed people – not in the Kremlin or its satellite organizations – who are delighted with our reforms,” he said. ...
Standard & Poor's hob Georgiens Bewertung auf BB-.
22 Nov. '11 Präsident Saakashvili: Freihandelsgespräche mit der EU werden im Dezember starten
22 Nov. '11 Präsident Saakashvili stellt Position zur Umsiedlung des Parlaments nach Kutaisi klar
22 Nov. '11 Zentralbank reduziert den Leitzins auf 7%
22 Nov. '11 Präsident Saakashvili zur Hinwendung zu Kutaisi als Georgien's 'politisch-administrativem Zentrum'
22 Nov. '11 Saakashvili's Sprecher zu Medvedev's Bemerkungen zum Georgienkrieg und zur NATO
Medvedev’s Erklärung, dass der Georgienkrieg die NATO-Ausdehnung gestoppt hat, ist “noch eine andere Bestätigung darüber, wer und weshalb der Georgienkriek begann” drei Jahre danach. ...
“The reasons of the military aggression against Georgia were once again stated in a cynical way – yet another sign [showing] the international community what aggressive goals Russia was guided by in respect of not only Georgia, but of other neighbors too,” spokesperson Manana Manjgaladze said.
“Yet another mockery of international law, international norms and rules is behind this aggressive rhetoric. Regrettably this is a real face of the regime, which currently rules Russia. This is yet another confirmation of what we and the entire international community knew about who started the 2008 August war and why,” she added.
21 Nov. '11 Russ. Präsident Medvedev: Georgienkrieg hat NATO-Pläne der weiteren Ausdehnung in den postsowjetischen Raum durchkreuzt
Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev said twice on Monday on two separate occasions, that the August, 2008 war with Georgia thwarted NATO's plans to expand further on the post-Soviet space.
Speaking at the headquarters of the Russian 58th army during a meeting with officers from the Southern Military District in Vladikavkaz, North Ossetian Republic, Medvedev said, that "the peace-enforcement operation" against Georgia was "absolutely necessary".
“Time goes by fast – more than three years have already passed, but what is the most important our approaches towards and our assessments of those events have not changed. We of course consider that it was absolutely necessary action by our army to save large number of our citizens and, if not to remove totally, to curb the threat which was coming at the time from the territory of Georgia,” Medvedev said.
“If we had faltered in 2008, geopolitical arrangement would be different now and number of countries in respect of which attempts were made to artificially drag them into the North Atlantic Alliance, would have probably been there [in NATO] now,” he added.
Russia's NATO envoy, Dmitry Rogozin, who was also present at the meeting with the army officers, said that Russia's response to the developments in South Ossetia in August, 2008 came as a surprise for NATO.
Medvedev responded: "They were really expecting absolutely different sort of response." He then added that NATO "miscalculated" Moscow's response.
Later on the same day, on November 21, Medvedev met in Rostov-on-Don with a group of journalists from Russia's North Caucasus and Southern federal districts. He started the meeting by telling the journalists that earlier on Monday he visited the 58th army headquarters in Vladikavkaz, which he said, was "a special place" because of its role in the August, 2008 war.
"Today I already spoke with the army officers and I will tell it to you too, that it was of course a very difficult page in our recent history, but, unfortunately, it was absolutely necessary [decision]. And the fact that Russia's actions at the time were so tough has eventually secured a situation for us, which, despite of all the difficulties, is now quieter than it was," Medvedev said.
"We have simply calmed some of our neighbors down by showing them that they should behave correctly in respect of Russia and in respect of neighboring small states. And for some of our partners, including for the North Atlantic Alliance, it was a signal that before taking a decision about expansion of the Alliance, one should at first think about the geopolitical stability. I deem these [issues] to be the major lessons of those developments in 2008," Medvedev added.
21 Nov. '11 Russ. Präsident Medvedev trifft in Vladikavkaz den Kreml-geförderten Kandidaten Anatoly Bibilov vor der Stichwahl in Südossetien
21 Nov. '11 Start von Ivanishvili's Bewegung verschoben
21 Nov. '11 Russ. Präsident unterzeichnet Abkommen mit Sokhumi, Tskhinvali zu Zollangelegenheiten zwei Wochen nach dem WTO-Abkommen mit Georgien
20 Nov. '11 Patriarch Ilia II trifft russ. Patriarch Kirill in Moskau
Patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Ilia II, met with Russian Patriarch Kirill in Moscow on November 19.
The Georgian Patriarch is in Moscow to participate in celebration of Russian Orthodox Church leader's 65th birthday.
"Conversations with you are always a pleasure for us - no matter whether they take place in Moscow or in Kiev, as it happened this year, because... any opportunity to communicate with you definitely brings good results," Patriarch Kirill said.
One of "the good results" that the communication between the two Churches should bring, Patriarch Kirill said, was improvement of relations between Georgia and Russia and people of the two countries.
"These are the two nations with the same faith; they are neighbors, who have lived together for centuries. Even when they lived in different political systems and in separate countries, as well as in the times when they lived in the same state, Orthodox Russians and Orthodox Georgians were invariably tied with warm friendly feelings. We are praying and we are working to return this love, because we believe that no external difficulties can destroy foundation of our relations, because the foundation is that they belong to the Holy Orthodox Church," the Russian Patriarch said.
Georgian Patriarch Ilia II said that close relations between the Russian and Georgian Orthodox Churches represent "firm foundation for our states, governments - they should follow example of our Churches." He also said: "We deeply respect Russian history, literature, art, philosophy."
According to a press release by the Russian Orthodox Church, the Georgian Patriarch expressed confidence during the meeting that "misunderstanding, which occurred between our states, are possible to overcome."
"We - the Patriarchs and Churches - should spare no efforts to help peace and well-being to prevail. Conflicts between our states remain open wounds; they should be healed. I think we will be able to do that," the Georgian Patriarch said.
On November 20 Russian President met with heads and delegations of the Orthodox Churches, among them the Georgian Patriarch, visiting Moscow for the Russian Patriarch’s 65th birthday celebration.
“Unity of the Orthodox [Christian] world is very important component of international development… Despite the fact that there might be difficulties between the states, despite global problems, including of economic and ideological nature, the Church can serve as the only institution, which binds communication between the peoples and helps in difficult times.”
19 Nov. '11 Azerbaijan 'erkennt' Südossetien-Wahlen nicht an
19 Nov. '11 Georg. und armen. Premierminister treffen sich in Batumi
18 Nov. '11 Patriarch Ilia II besucht Moskau
19 Nov. '11 Azerbaijan 'erkennt' Südossetien-Wahlen nicht an
19 Nov. '11 Georg. und armen. Premierminister treffen sich in Batumi
18 Nov. '11 Patriarch Ilia II besucht Moskau
18 Nov. '11 Regierung zögert die Privatisierung von Staatsunternehmen hinaus wegen schlechter Situation an den int. Aktienmärkten
18 Nov. '11 Georg.-russ. WTO-Abkommen in Einzelheiten
Neutral Private Company, Trade Corridors, Monitoring Mechanism, Joint Committee and Dispute Resolution
18 Nov. '11 Präsident Saakashvili gerüßt 'historische' Resolution des europäischen Parlaments
17 Nov. '11 Resolution des europäischen Parlaments zu Georgien
- Ivanishvili-related amendment rejected;
- Calls on EU to recognize Abkhazia, S.Ossetia as ‘occupied territories’;
- ‘Enter more extensively into constructive dialogue with opposition’;
- ‘Georgia - one of the best-performing partners in Eastern Partnership’;
- ‘Further improvement needed in justice system, labor reforms’
17 Nov. '11 Urteil abgegeben in Georgien's erster verhandlung mit Jury
17 Nov. '11 Ivanishvili wiederholt, 'NATO sei ohne Alternative für Georgien’s Sicherheit'
17 Nov. '11 US-Minister für die Marine Ray Mabus besucht Georgien
17 Nov. '11 Ivanishvili appelliert an den Präsidenten wegen georg. Staatsbürgerschaft
16 Nov. '11 Präsident Saakashvili trifft EU-Außenbeauftragten Catherine Ashton
16 Nov. '11 EU-Außenbeauftragten Catherine Ashton besucht Georgien
16 Nov. '11 Burjanadze über Ivanishvili, Wahlen und Protestkundgebungen
15 Nov. '11 Georg. Patriarch Ilia II. trifft Ivanishvili
15 Nov. '11 Präsident Saakashvili ruft dazu auf, den Freihandel mit der Eu zu forcieren
15 Nov. '11 Kommission zur Wiederüberprüfung der Wahllisten eingerichtet
15 Nov. '11 Russ. Außenministerium: 'Abchas. und südosset. Diplomaten über WTO-Abkommen unterrichtet'
15 Nov. '11 USA 'erkennen Südossetien-Wahl nicht an'
14 Nov. '11 19 Mio. EUR Hilfe von der EU zur Entwicklung der Regionen in Georgien
EU has pledged to provide in next three years EUR 19 million to help reduce regional disparities and stimulate economic growth in Georgia's regions.
The funds will be transferred directly to Georgia's state budget in three tranches, "provided the conditions, agreed in advance, are met by the government," according to EU delegation in Tbilisi.
"The mechanism of transferring funds only when agreed conditions are met allows the Georgian authorities to choose the speed of reforms and achieve jointly agreed milestones," it said. "Each year, based on an independent evaluation, the EU assesses progress achieved as well as compliance  with the programme's requirements."
Infrastructure development in the regions, involving hospitals, local roads, gas and water connection, as well as improving regional strategic planning capacities, including the reinforcement of human resources and statistics are among the goals of the programme, according to the EU delegation.
Agreement on EUR 19 million assistance was signed on November 14 by Ambassador Philip Dimitrov, head of the EU delegation to Georgia and Giorgi Baramidze, Georgia's state minister for Euro-Atlantic integration issues.
14 Nov. '11 Alasania verurteilt die geplante Erhöhung der Anzahl der Sitze im Parlament
14 Nov. '11 Kokoity: Sieg der Gegenkandidatin Alla Jioyeva in Präsidentenwahl ausgeschlossen
Outgoing leader of South Ossetia, Eduard Kokoity, ruled out the possibility of winning second round of presidential election in the breakaway region by his opponent, a female candidate Alla Jioyeva.
Asked whether he thought it was possible for the woman to become a new leader of the region, Kokoity responded in an interview with the Komsomolskaya Pravda radio on Monday: “This is ruled out.”
“No one infringes women’s [rights] here. In our society woman are treated very well and they are respected. But anyway, Caucasus is the Caucasus,” said Kokoity, who himself was not eligible to run because he has already served two five-year presidential terms.
In a tight race Jioyeva, a long-time school teacher and former education minister of the breakaway region, won 25.37% of votes in the Sunday’s elections, only few votes short of Anatoly Bibilov, the emergency situations minister, who garnered 25.44% of votes. The two will face each other in the runoff set for November 27.
14 Nov. '11 NATO erkennt Südossetien-Wahl nicht an 
14 Nov. '11 EU erkennt Südossetien-Wahl nicht an
14 Nov. '11 Südosset. Wahl geht in Stichwahl
13 Nov. '11 Südosset. Wahlkommission CEC: Präsidentschaftswahl gültig
13 Nov. '11 Patriarch Ilia II: Ivanishvili sollte seine georg. Staatsbürgerschaft wiederbekommen
12 Nov. '11 Abtrünniges Südossetien: Wahl eines neuen Führers
12 Nov. '11 EU-Außenbeauftragten Catherine Ashton wird Georgien besuchen
11 Nov. '11 Prozeduren gestartet zur Verfassungsänderung bezüglich der Erhöhung der Abgeordnetenzahl
11 Nov. '11 Abgeordnete diskutieren Gesetzesentwurf zum Staatshaushalt 2012
11 Nov. '11 Präsident Saakashvili trifft brit. Premierminister Cameron in London
11 Nov. '11 Moskau und Tbilisi begrüßen WTO-Abkommen
10 Nov. '11 Präsident Saakashvili und NATO-Generalsekretär Rasmussen begrüßen NATO-Georgien-Beziehungen
10 Nov. '11 Regierung macht Pensionspläne bekannt
10 Nov. '11 US-Vizepräsident Biden: Georg.-russ. WTO-Abkommen 'historisch'
10 Nov. '11 Georgien bestätigt, dass die Truppenzahl in Afghanistan erhöht wird
10 Nov. '11 NATO-Generalsekretär Rasmussen und Parlamentssprecher Bakradze diskutieren Reformen
10 Nov. '11 Büro des Präsidenten stellt Präsident Saakashvili's Bemerkungen zur Zeit nach der Präsidentschaft klar
10 Nov. '11 Georgien begrüßt 'erfolgreiches' WTO-Abkommen mit Russland
9 Nov. '11 NATO sagt Georgien, das Momentum für Reformen hochzuhalten
9 Nov. '11 NATO-Generalsekretär Rasmussen begrüßt das russi.-georg. WTO-Abkommen
9 Nov. '11 NATO-Generalsekretär Rasmussen: 'Partnerschaft NATO-Georgien solide'
9 Nov. '11 Georgien und Russland unterzeichnen WTO-Abkommen
Russia and Georgia signed on November 9 a bilateral agreement, completing WTO talks, Georgian negotiator, Sergi Kapanadze, said.
“We are very glad that after hesitation, Russia accepted the Swiss proposal; that is very important for us, because this is the first time when an international monitoring will be carried out on movement of cargo between Russia and Georgia, which also involves [cargo going in and from] Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region,” Kapanadze told Georgian TV station, Rustavi 2, via phone from Geneva on November 9.
The package of documents includes bilateral agreement between the Russian and Georgian governments on customs administration and trade monitoring, he said. The package also includes documents related to the mandate of third, neutral party, Switzerland, which will hire a private company in charge of monitoring of trade. Kapanadze also said that the sides have also exchanged notes on terms of operation of a company, which will be monitoring the trade; these terms, he said, include provisions guaranteeing the company’s neutral operations.
9 Nov. '11 NATO-Rat in Begleitung von NATO-Generalsekretär Rasmussen besucht Georgien
9 Nov. '11 Präsident Saakashvili's neue Wortwahl zur Frage, wie es nach seiner Präsidentschaft weitergeht
8 Nov. '11 Abgeordnete der Regierungspartei sprechen von 'neuem pro-russ. Zentrum' um Ivanishvili
Ruling party lawmakers said on November 8, that the Kremlin-orchestrated attempts were underway in Georgia to create “a new pro-Russian political center” around billionaire-turned-politician Bidzina Ivanishvili.
Speaking at Parliament session on November 8 the parliamentary majority leader, Petre Tsiskarishvili, said Ivanishvili was Russia’s “last hope”, who was trying to throw Georgia back into the past.
Ruling Party Links Ivanishvili with Russia
Debates on Ivanishvili in the Parliament were triggered after an opposition lawmaker, Jondi Bagaturia, said sort of sarcastically that he “managed to find Putin’s agent”; he was saying it waving a printed photo showing Georgia’s ex-economy minister and former state minister in charge of reforms Kakha Bendukidze shaking hand with Vladimir Putin. Bendukidze, who now runs Tbilisi-based Free University and who like Ivanishvili amassed wealth in Russia in 1990s, has recently often been reminded to the authorities by the opponents after the ruling party launched accusing Ivanishvili of being “the Kremlin’s project.”
“Don’t call people with dissent opinion Russia’s agents; look for the agents among you,” MP Bagaturia told ruling party lawmakers.
“It’s not about agents and spies; it’s about ideological” differences between Ivanishvili and Bendukidze, MP Petre Tsiskarishvili responded. “These two men are diametrically opposed – Bendukidze who serves the Georgian deed and [Ivanishvili], who has been sent to Georgia by Moscow with big bag of money as a last hope to somehow change situation in Georgia and to turn Georgia’s foreign priorities towards North.”
He said that after multiple failed attempts - among them economic embargo, street protest rallies and the August war - to undermine the Georgian state Russia was now pinning its “last hope” on Ivanishvili.
“Just imagine a Jewish man running his businesses in any of the Israel’s adversary state… returning [to Israel], demanding to rule the political processes… Do you think he could have stayed in Israel after making such statements?.. Would he still have [the Israeli] citizenship? Would he be able to freely operate in the political and public life?” MP Tsiskarishvili said.
“Our country is very democratic, allowing this person [referring to Ivanishvili] everything. The law has deprived him his Georgian citizenship and not the authorities, otherwise he is free in his activities. He has [access] to the media, freedom of movement,” he said.
Another ruling party lawmaker, Rati Samkurashvili, said during the same session that the archive photo, shown by MP Bagaturia, was from the pre-August war period, when “Georgia was ready for cooperation with Putin, until Russia launched open aggression against Georgia.”
Saakashvili: Always Ready for Talks with Putin
Bidzina Ivanishvili, responding to the allegations about his Russian ties, said at a news conference on November 1, that accusing him of being the Kremlin stooge was the only thing the authorities could do because “they simply have nothing else” to say. “That’s because of one simple reason – I have never done anything illegal,” Ivanishvili said.
Ruling party lawmakers argued that Ivanishvili’s pro-Russian sentiments were demonstrated while blaming Georgia for triggering off war with Russia in August, 2008 and accusing Georgia of provoking Russia in imposing economic embargo in 2006. The ruling party MPs also argued that Ivanishvili was trying to please Putin by avoiding any tough remarks against him, even expressing hope that Russia’s next government will launch democratic reforms and rapprochement with the West.
8 Nov. '11 Abchasische Oppositionsgruppen verurteilen das russ.-georg. WTO-Abkommen
8 Nov. '11 Präsident Saakashvili: 'Ich sehe sehr optimistische Aussichten für die Wirtschaft Georgien’s'
7 Nov. '11 Außenminister Grigol Vashadze besucht Armenien
7 Nov. '11 Abgeordneter der Regierungspartei schließt frühe Wahlen aus
7 Nov. '11 Präsident Saakashvili: Parlament ab Mai 2012 in Kutaisi
7 Nov. '11 Ivanishvili spricht über seine geplate politische Partei
7 Nov. '11 Ivanishvili: 'NATO-Mitgliedschaft hat keine Alternative'
7 Nov. '11 Dacheinsturz tötet zwei Minenarbeiter in Tkibuli
6 Nov. '11 USA begrüßt das russ.-georg. WTO-Abkommen
5 Nov. '11 Georg. und finn. Außenminister begrüßen die gegenseitigen Beziehungen
4 Nov. '11 Georgischer Unterhändler Sergi Kapanadze: 'Wir haben ein WTO-Abkommen mit Russland'
Georgian negotiator in the Swiss-mediated WTO talks with Moscow, Sergi Kapanadze, said on November 4, that an agreement had been reached with Russia and only technical issues are remaining, which should be settled in next five days.
“We have an agreement with Russia,” Sergi Kapanadze, the Georgian deputy foreign minister, said after talks in Geneva. “We are glad that they [the Russian side] finally were able to accept the final Swiss proposal. Initialing of the agreement will happen tomorrow in Geneva.”
He said that the text of the agreement “is the same”, which Georgia had accepted last week.
“We will have technical work remaining next week, but hopefully there will be no complications as we have agreement over the text now,” Kapanadze said.
He also said that next week the Swiss mediators would provide the text of the mandate that it would confer to a neutral private company.
According to the deal observers from a private company will be stationed at the both ends of so called "trade corridors", but not inside of these corridors, meaning that they will not be stationed inside the breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Georgian officials said last week, that trade corridors, which will be defined by their geographic coordinates not by names, lie through breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The monitoring will also involve Zemo Larsi-Kazbegi border crossing point, which is on the undisputed section of the Georgian-Russian border, outside the breakaway regions.
“We will also have to agree to the text of the contract that Georgia and Russia will sign with the monitors,” Sergi Kapanadze said.
He said that the agreement should be signed before November 10, when the formal meeting of the WTO working party on Russia’s accession is scheduled.
Negotiations on the accession of a new member to WTO are held within a working party, uniting countries that have unsettled trade issues with a candidate country. The meeting is expected to approve the Russia’s draft accession document, a voluminous report detailing conditions for joining the organization.
“We have also agreed to the text of the working party report on Russia’s accession, which relates its WTO related commitments to Georgia,” Kapanadze said.
4 Nov. '11 Ombudsmann studiert den Fall um Ivanishvili's Staatsbürgerschaft
4 Nov. '11 EU zu den georgisch-russ. WTO-Gesprächen
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on November 3, that EU welcomes “the announcement that an agreement has been reached” in the Swiss-mediated talks between Tbilisi and Moscow on Russia’s WTO accession.
“The EU in this regard, appreciates the flexibility shown by both Georgia and Russia to find a compromise on a highly complex issue and encourages both parties to overcome the very last technical hurdles in order to formalize the deal,” Barroso said in a statement.
He also said that Russia’s WTO accession would be “to everyone’s advantage.”
“We will also continue our important work towards political association and economic integration with Georgia, including to form a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area,” Barroso said.
EU has yet to announce when it will launch talks on deep and comprehensive free trade agreement with Georgia. The Georgian officials were hoping the talks to be launched before the end of this year.
The EU has also praised “the hard work, persistence and creativity of Switzerland in their mediation effort between the parties.”
“The EU stands ready to contribute to the implementation of the agreement if requested to do so by the parties,” Barroso said.
“The EU now looks forward to seeing Russia’s WTO accession finalised with a view to reaching a consensus decision at the WTO Ministerial Council meeting on 15-17 December in Geneva,” he added.
4 Nov. '11 Medvedev zu den georgisch-russ. WTO-Gesprächen
Russia’s President, Dmitri Medvedev, said on November 3, that Russia “is ready to accept some of the compromise ideas” proposed by Switzerland, which mediated WTO talks between Russia and Georgia.
Asked directly what terms, in particular on trade monitoring, had Russia agreed on, Medvedev told journalists on the sidelines of a summit of the Group of 20 in Cannes: “These are technological issues. The only thing I can say is that what has been said by our representative Medvedkov, I, being Medvedev, fully confirm.”
Russia’s chief WTO negotiator Maxim Medvedkov said earlier that Moscow agreed on the Swiss proposal, which was accepted by Georgia last week.
Asked if his response meant that Russia had agreed on the Swiss proposal, the Russian President responded: “We are ready to accept some of the compromise ideas, which have been recently developed with the participation of Switzerland.”
4 Nov. '11 NATO-Chef zu dem anstehenden Besuch in Georgien
Visit of the NATO's senior decision-making body, North Atlantic Council, to Georgia next week is "a very significant event that stresses the very special partnership between Georgia and NATO," Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the alliance's secretary general, said on November 3.
Speaking at a news conference in Brussels, he said that since NAC's first visit to Georgia three years ago, there had been "significant progress" in NATO-Georgia relations, as well as  in "reforms of the Georgian defense and the Georgian society in general."
"The purpose of our visit to Georgia will be to discuss with the political leaders in Georgia how we can make further progress when it comes to reforms, and further progress in the relationship between Georgia and NATO," Rasmussen said.
He reiterated NATO's gratitude for Georgia's significant contribution to the Afghan operation. "Georgia belongs to the largest contributors to our operation in Afghanistan and it is a testament to the very strong Georgian commitment to our Alliance," he added.
The NATO Secretary General and NAC, involving ambassadors from the member states, will visit Tbilisi and Batumi on November 9-10.
On 9 November, the Secretary General will chair a meeting of the NATO-Georgia Commission in Tbilisi, with the participation of Georgian Prime Minister Nika Gilauri.
The Secretary General and NATO ambassadors will meet with Parliamentary Chairman Davit Bakradze and a group of Georgian lawmakers, as well as Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze in Tbilisi on November 10. Also in Tbilisi NATO officials will meet with opposition, media and civil society representatives.
Also on November 10the Secretary General and NATO ambassadors will meet with President Saakashvili in Georgia's Black Sea resort town of Batumi. During the visit the NATO Secretary General will also hold bilateral meetings with President Saakashvili, parliamentary speaker and the prime minister. Andres Fogh Rasmussen also plans to deliver a speech at the Tbilisi State University and to greet Georgian troops which have served in Afghanistan.
3 Nov. '11 Präsident Saakashvili: WTO-Abkommen mit Russland 'diplomatischer Sieg'
President Saakashvili said on November 3, that WTO deal with Russia was “a diplomatic victory”, because for the first time after losing control over Abkhazia and South Ossetia in early 1990s, Tbilisi would be able to gain access to information about movement of cargo at those sections of border.
According to the Swiss-mediated deal between Russia and Georgia, a private company hired by Switzerland will monitor trade at the three border crossing points – two of them in Abkhazia and South Ossetia and third one in Zemo Larsi-Kazbegi border crossing point at undisputed section of Russian-Georgian border.
Saakashvili said that initially Russia was strongly against of any kind of international monitoring of trade; later Russia offered monitoring only on undisputed sections of the border, outside Abkhazia and South Ossetia, he said, adding that Tbilisi had immediately rejected both of these proposals. Saakashvili said that at the later stage of talks Russia agreed to subject to international monitoring only the cargo moving from Russia into Georgia via the breakaway regions, but not the cargo whose final destination was inside the breakaway regions.
“There were five or six variations of this proposal, but we have rejected all of them in recent months. In overall there were total of about ten proposals, rejected by the Georgian side,” Saakashvili said.
Eventually, he continued, the sides agreed on a proposal developed with the help of the Swiss mediators. According to this proposal, Saakashvili said, the Swiss side, “which acts on behalf of the international community”, would hire “internationally certified monitors” from a private company, who will report before the Swiss side and the latter will share the information with Georgia.
“For the first time since 1992-1993 we have achieved a situation wherein we will receive with the facilitation of international monitors in permanent regime information about all the cargo entering into the Georgian sovereign territory,” Saakashvili said, adding that these observers “will be accountable before the third party and this third party [Switzerland] will be obliged to provide this information to us.”
“I believe that this is our diplomatic victory. Of course our eventual diplomatic and any other kind of victory will be when our customs service will be deployed on this side of the border [referring to Abkhaz and South Ossetian sections of border with Russia]… We will all achieve this,” Saakashvili said.
“But what we achieved today is the first important affirmation what represents Georgia’s customs borders,” he said.
He said that Georgia would not have resolved the issue of territorial integrity through these WTO-related talks; he also said that the eventual deal was also important from the security point of view.
“We will know what kind of cargo is moving there and it has not only economic, but also a huge security importance,” Saakashvili said.
He also said that international monitoring was something on which Georgia would not have compromised in talks with Russia.
“I think that our [Western] partners have also realized it very well, that Georgia was not going to make even one step back from this very principle position regardless of whatever one might have said,” Saakashvili added.
He made the remarks standing in front of Georgia’s map in the yard of his house in Kvareli. On the map he was explaining where the monitors from a private company would be stationed to monitor trade.
3 Nov. '11 Ivanishvili plant, am 25.11. seine öffentliche Bewegung Georgian Dream zu starten
... The planned movement is likely meant to be a grassroots movement to serve as a platform for Ivanishvili’s political activities.
During his first-ever press conference on November 1, Ivanishvili said that he would try to rely mainly on “new faces” while building his political party.
“There will be new faces, maximally as possible,” he said.
Ivanishvili also said that he would manage to regain his Georgian passport with the help from the Georgian people and international community.
“I want to assure you that the Georgian population together with the international community will manage to force Saakashvili to restore my Georgian citizenship. But if it fails to happen we have parallel plans, but the result will be the same in both ways – we will come into power through elections and change Saakashvili’s government through elections,” he said without going into details of “parallel plan”.
He also reiterated desire to cooperate closely with Irakli Alasania's Our Georgia-Free Democrats (OGFD) and Republican Party, led by Davit Usupashvili.
Ivanishvili, who in his one of the written statements last month slammed several political parties as “pseudo opposition”, also said on November 1, that he wanted to cooperate with parties other than Republican and OGFD; he did not name any specific political party. He, however, also made it clear that cooperation did not mean forming a joint political party or electoral bloc.
3 Nov. '11 Jährliche Inflation geht im Oktober auf 2.3% zurück
3 Nov. '11 Russland erklärt, WTO-Abkommen mit Georgien erreicht
2 Nov. '11 Präsident Saakashvili über WTO-Gespräche mit Russland
2 Nov. '11 US-Botschafter trifft Führer der christl.-demokrat. Partei im Parteibüro
2 Nov. '11 Russland's GRU-Chef kommentiert zu Georgien
2 Nov. '11 In Bildern: Ivanishvili's Pressekonferenz
1 Nov. '11 Ivanishvili's erste Pressekonferenz
1 Nov. '11 Georgien erklärt, man warte auf Russland's Antwort auf den schweizer WTO-Vorschlag
1 Nov. '11 USA erklären, die georgisch-russ. WTO-Gespräche 'verlaufen ganz gut'
31 Oct. '11 Einige Details des möglichen russ.-georg. WTO-Abkommens
31 Oct. '11 Georg. und schweizer Präsident diskutieren WTO
31 Oct. '11 Schweizer und georg. Präsident treffen sich in Batumi
30 Oct. '11 Kremlin-Berater: 'Einige Fragen vom schweizer WTO-Vorschlag müssen abgeklärt werden'
30 Oct. '11 Russ. und schweizer Präsidenten diskutieren WTO
29 Oct. '11 Präsident Saakashvili: 'Ernsthafte Kräfte der Opposition versuchen uns in die Vergangenheit zu stürzen'
28 Oct. '11 Frankreich begrüßt 'Fortschritt' in georgisch-russ. WTO-Gesprächen
28 Oct. '11 Zwei Oppositionelle aus Stellen in der Stadtverwaltung entlassen
28 Oct. '11 EU-Diplomat: Tbilisi und Moskau scheinen nahe einer Einigung zum WTO-Abkommen zu sein; wir ermutigen die Parteien, in den kommenden Tagen das Abkommen fertigzustellen
28 Oct. '11 Cartu Bank erklärt, dass sie keine finanzielle Hilfe der Zentralbank brauche als Reaktion auf eine Äußerung der Nationalbank
Diese Erklärung steht im Zusammenhang mit der kürzlichen Beschlagnahme von Bargeld durch die Polizei unter dem Vorwurf der Geldwäsche.
27 Oct. '11 Georgien nimmt den Schweizer Vorschlag zum WTO-Abkommen an, Russland braucht noch Zeit für die Anwort
27 Oct. '11 NATO-Gesandter Appathurai spricht zu den Beziehungen zu Georgien: positiver Reformprozess in den letzten Jahren
27 Oct. '11 Außenminister Grigol Vashadze trifft den aserbaidschanischen Präsidenten
26 Oct. '11 Zentral Bank reduziert Leitzins auf 7.25%
26 Oct. '11 Präsident Saakashvili 'unzufrieden' mit dem Fortschritt beim Weinexport; Chef der Weinagentur Samtrest entlassen 
26 Oct. '11 Delegation der Venedig-Kommission besucht Georgien wegen Wahlreform
25 Oct. '11 US-Haussprecher zum Patt bei den WTO-Gesprächen
25 Oct. '11 Ivanishvili: 'Ich kam unvorbereitet in die Politik'
25 Oct. '11 Anwalt: Gerichtshof lehnt einstweilige Anordnung im Fall des Staatsbürgerschaftsentzugs von Ivanishvili und seiner Frau ab
24 Oct. '11 Ivanishvili's Pressekonferen für 1.11. geplant
24 Oct. '11 Georgien's Jan-Sept-Außenhandelsumsatz um 36% gestiegen
24 Oct. '11 Russland und Georgien halten am 25.10. WTO-Gespräche ab
23 Oct. '11 Anwalt: keine Pläne, den Präsidenten anzurufen für Ivanishvili’s Staatsbürgerschaft bis jetzt
22 Oct. '11 Cartu Bank reklamiert, dass die Politik hinter dem Zugriff auf Geld der Bank durch die Polizei stehe
22 Oct. '11 EU ruft Russland und Georgien auf, sich in der WTO-Frage zu einigen
21 Oct. '11 Ivanishvili: 'Ich will das Wort Weltrevolution gar nicht hören'
21 Oct. '11 Ivanishvili äußert sich zur Außenpolitik und der territorialen Integrität
20 Oct. '11 Zentralbankchef äußert sich zur polizeil. Untersuchung der Cartu Bank
20 Oct. '11 Georgisch-russ. WTO-Gespräche werden nächste Woche fortgesetzt
20 Oct. '11 Ivanishvili trifft ausländ. Diplomaten
20 Oct. '11 USA ruft zu gleichen Rahmenbedingungen für Wahlen auf, um in den nächsten zwei Jahren freie und faire Wahlen zu gewährleisten
20 Oct. '11 ALandwirtschaftsminister ersetzt: jetzt Zaza Gorozia, Gouverneur von Samegrelo
20 Oct. '11 Zwei Senatoren drängen die Obama-Regierung, die georg. Souveränität in den WTO-Gesprächen mit Russland zu schützen
20 Oct. '11 Zwei Senatoren rufen dazu auf, Georgien in den WTO-Gesprächen mit Russland zu unterstützen
19 Oct. '11 Öffentli. Fernsehen bereit, Lifeübertragung von Ivanishvili’s Presskonferenz auszustrahlen
19 Oct. '11 Präsident Saakashvili: Georgien's Wirtschaft wird um 7% wachsen
19 Oct. '11 Cartu Bank: beschlagnahmtes Bargeld beläuft sich auf 2 Mio. USD und 1 Mio. EUR
19 Oct. '11 Zentralbank untersucht Ivanishvili's Cartu Bank
19 Oct. '11 CDM-Chef verurteilt die 'aggressiven' Aktionen der Regieung gegen Ivanishvili
19 Oct. '11 Ivanishvili: trotz 'Aggression' und 'Okkupation' muss Tbilisi die Beziehungen mit Moskau verbessern
18 Oct. '11 Alasania Condemns 'Robbery Attack' on Ivanishvili's Bank Cash Van
18 Oct. '11 Police Seize 'Large Amount' of Cash of Ivanishvili's Bank
18 Oct. '11 President's Spokesperson: Stripping Ivanishvili of Citizenship 'Fully in Line with Law'
18 Oct. '11 Premierminister Gilauri trifft remierminister von Kanada
18 Oct. '11 Estn. Außenminister besucht Georgien
17 Oct. '11 Ivanishvili trifft Führer des National Forum
17 Oct. '11 Präsident Saakashvili: 'Georgien nahe dran, die historischen Ziele zu erreichen'
17 Oct. '11 Ivanishvili's erstes TV-Interview
17 Oct. '11 EUMM-Chef: Sicherheitssituation verbessert
17 Oct. '11 US-Kriegsschiff besucht Batumi
16 Oct. '11 Medvedev: Georgien-Krieg war ein 'harte Test für mich'
15 Oct. '11 Ivanishvili appeliert, gegen den Einzug seiner Staatsbürgerschaft
15 Oct. '11 Russ.-georg. WTO-Gespräche für 10.10. geplant
15 Oct. '11 Stellvertrender US-Außenminister besucht Georgien
14 Oct. '11 Ivanishvili im Interview mit Reuters
13 Oct. '11 Designierter US-Botschafter für Russland spricht über Georgien
13 Oct. '11 Ivanishvili möchte, dass die wichtigen TV-Sender seine Pressekonferenz ausstrahlen
13 Oct. '11 Georgien's ersterr Botschafter für Süd-Korea
13 Oct. '11 Ministerien autorisiert, Darlegen für diervse Projekte herauszugeben
13 Oct. '11 Ivanishvili äußet sich zu Treffen mit Alasania und Vertretern der "Republican Party"
13 Oct. '11 Ivanishvili streitet Gespräche mit Ex-Verteidigungsminister Okruashvili ab
13 Oct. '11 Kitsmarishvili von der oppositionellen Georgian Party sagt vorgezogene Parlamentswahlen voraus
12 Oct. '11 Chef der Meldebehörde äußert sich zur Staatsbürgerschaft von Milliardär Bidzina Ivanishvili
12 Oct. '11 Opposition reagiert auf die Erkärung von Milliardär Bidzina Ivanishvili: mehrere Parteiführer treffen sich mit Ivanishvili
12 Oct. '11 Milliardär Bidzina Ivanishvili’s offener Brief an die georg. Regierung, Politiker, politische Parteien, Medien und georg. Bürger
12 Oct. '11 Milliardär Bidzina Ivanishvili: 'Ich werde definitiv an die Macht kommen'
12 Oct. '11 Russ. Premierminister Putin hofft, dass Russland sich dieses Jahr der WTO anschließen wird
11 Oct. '11 Meldebehörde: Milliardär Bidzina Ivanishvili ist kein Bürger Georgiens
11 Oct. '11 Regierungspartei bringt Milliardär Bidzina Ivanishvili mit Russland in Verbindung und verspricht mehr Unterstützung für Parteien
11 Oct. '11 Milliardär Bidzina Ivanishvili ist dabei, politische Verbündete auszuwählen
11 Oct. '11 Gesetzesänderung zum Börsengang von Staatsunternehmen angenommen
11 Oct. '11 Ankvab ernennt neuen Außenminister
10 Oct. '11 Umfrage in der Bevölkerung zeigt, dass die Erhöhung der Abgeordnetensitze missbilligt wird
10 Oct. '11 Georgien erklärt, es gebe keine Fortschritte in den WTO-Gesprächen mit Russland
9 Oct. '11 Milliardär Bidzina Ivanishvili will seit seiner Hinwendung zur Politik zum ersten mal vor die Fernsehkameras treten
8 Oct. '11 Moskau begrüßt die Anerkennung der Unabhängigkeit von Abchasien und Südossetien durch Tuvalu
7 Oct. '11 Präsident Saakashvili: Immer bereit zu Gesprächen mit russ. Premierminister Putin
7 Oct. '11 Präsident Saakashvili: Sarkozy's Rede historisch für Georgien
7 Oct. '11 Franz. Präsident Sarkozy ruft zum Dialog auf und erinnert Russland an die Versprechen vom Waffenstillstandsabkommen
7 Oct. '11 Franz. Präsident Sarkozy kommt in Tbilisi an
7 Oct. '11 Ivanishvili's bietet in einer Erklärung allgemein an, eine georg. Fernsehanstalt mit Nachrichtenlizenz aufkaufen zu wollen
7 Oct. '11 Schriftliche Erkärung von Bidzina Ivanishvili
7 Oct. '11 Milliardär Bidzina Ivanishvili umreißt seine politischen Ziele
7 Oct. '11 Füherer der Christdemokraten: 'Gemässigt zu bleiben ist in Georgien ein harte Job'
6 Oct. '11 Milliardär Bidzina Ivanishvili, der sich für die Politik bereit macht, wählt Irakli Tripolski als Sprecher, aus
6 Oct. '11 Koalition aus sechs Oppositionsparteien bricht auseinander – National Forum; Our Georgia-Free Democrats (OGFD); Conservative Party; Republican Party; Georgia’s Way und Party of People
6 Oct. '11 Ankvab besucht Moskau
6 Oct. '11 Presseberichte: Sarkozy wird während seines Besuchs in Tbilisi zu einem Dialog zwischen Georgien und Russland aufrufent
5 Oct. '11 Anfangsentwurf zum Staatshaushalt für 2012 dem parlament vorgelegt
5 Oct. '11 Präsident Saakashvili zum Ablauf der Nachwahl eines Abgeordneten in Telavi
5 Oct. '11 7. Oktober zum Feiertag in der Hauptstadt Tbilisi erklärt wegen des Festes Tbilisoba
5 Oct. '11 Milliardär Bidzina Ivanishvili plant eine politische Partei
5 Oct. '11 Georgischer Verhandlungsführer Sergi Kapanadze zu den anstehenden WTO-Gesprächen mit Russland
4 Oct. '11 17. Runde der Genfer Gespräche
4 Oct. '11 Präsident Saakashvili: Im neuen Parlamentsgebäude in Kutaisi wird erste Sitzung am 26. Mai stattfinden
4 Oct. '11 Präsident Saakashvili eröffnet nun wie andere georgische Politiker Webseiten in den sozialen Netzwerken Facebook, YouTube, Twitter und Flickr
4 Oct. '11 USA rufen zu 'erfolgreichem Ergebnis' bei den georgisch-russischen WTO-Gesprächen auf
4 Oct. '11 Minen-Lizenz für 93.5 Mio. GEL vesteigert
3 Oct. '11 Jährliche Inflation geht zurück auf 4.6% - Geostat
3 Oct. '11 Tbilisi begrüßt den Besuch des 'großen Freundes' Sarkozy
3 Oct. '11 Tbilisi nicht optimistisch bezüglich des WTO-Abkommens mit Russland
3 Oct. '11 Watchdog-Gruppen zur Gesetzesänderung des neuen Wahlrechts
3 Oct. '11 Kandidat der Regierungspartei gewinnt Nachwahl in Telavi
2 Oct. '11 'Mäßige' Wahlbeteiligung in Telavi bei der nachwahl des Abgeordneten
1 Oct. '11 Präsident Saakashvili in Telavi vor der Nachwahl des Abgeordneten
1 Oct. '11 SEinige Watchdog-Gruppen reagieren schroff auf die geplante Kommission zur Wählerliste

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