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On Thursday a meeting of Georgian and Turkish Coast Guard departments took place

In Turkey took place a dual meeting of the Coast Guard commission of Georgia and Turkey, in which Deputy Head of Border Police of Georgia, director of coastal guard division, captain Besik Shengeliya took part, informs Gryziya Online.Georgian side provided information on steam navigation order in Georgian offshore, were discussed possibilities of cooperation in the sphere of military personnel training.

 Georgia will accuse Russia of endangering flights in the Black Sea region

Georgia will accuse Russia of endangering flights in the Black Sea region

It is much more important for the international community than the principle of territorial integrity

Georgian lawmaker outraged by Russian Security Council bombs statement

A statement by the head of Russia’s Security Council suggesting Georgian involvement in Monday’s bombings in the Moscow metro was slammed by Georgian member of parliament and opposition leader Guram Chakhadze. Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said earlier that he could not rule out Georgian involvement in the attack, saying “Georgian footprints” could be discovered.“It is outrageous that this came from someone with a position like Patrushev – this is as good as the official Kremlin position,” he said.

Georgia wants to stop Russia-Abkhazia aviation cooperation

Georgia is to seek international recognition of the "illegal" aviation cooperation between Russia and Abkhazia, reports Interfax."The Georgian Foreign Ministry will take all legal measures to halt the illegal actions of Russia in regards to cooperation with Abkhazia in the sphere of air transport,” the head of the Foreign Ministry’s international relations department said in parliament.

Georgia's response to the terrorist attacks in Moscow

Tbilisi responded to the terrorist attacks fairly promptly.

Easter renewal

Easter renewal

Community of religion makes it possible for Russia and Georgia to demonstrate, that, despite the tragedy of 2008, not all the ships burnt between the two countries.

USA to deploy contingent in Georgia

  USA announced their intention to deploy a military contingent in Georgia.  Spokesmen of the Pentagon said it today in the course of their official to the U.S.Congress, RBC reports. There measures are necessary for “ensuring stability” during the joint preparations with Washington to  hostilities in Afghanistan.

 Circassian question put in Tbilisi

Circassian question put in Tbilisi

      Georgian and American scholars press for the recognition of genocide of Adygs

Former Guantanamo Bay inmates to live freely in Georgia

Three former inmates from the U.S. Guantanamo Bay detention camp whoarrived in Georgia on Tuesday evening will live freely in the country,Georgia Online reported, citing an Interior Ministry official.Interior Ministry analysis chief Shota Utiashvili said theex-prisoners are no threat.“This is why we hope their transfer to Georgia will pose no problem,”he said, adding that housing had already been arranged for the formerinmates.

Who owns Imedi? – an interview with Irakliy Moseshvili

Who owns Imedi? – an interview with Irakliy Moseshvili

The row over “The chronicles of the terrible future” program which was aired by the Imedi TV company is going from bad to worse. The scandal has been rekindled by a recording of a telephone talk between Georgy Arveladze, the head of the Georgian Imedi Production Group, and the program’s presenter Ekaterina Tsamalashvili.The conversation appeared in the Internet from nowhere. According to it, Saakashvili not only knew about the preparation of the program, but also insisted on it being as realistic and shocking as possible. 

Saakashvili ‘wanted to put tanks on the streets of Tbilisi’

U.S. advisors persuaded Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili not to deploy tanks on the streets of the former Soviet republic’s capital at the same time as a “mockumentary” on a Russian invasion was being aired, Russia’s Vzglyad paper said on Monday, citing Georgian media. The program, aired by Georgia’s Imedi TV channel on March 13, depicted the “possible consequences” of the opposition’s dialogue with Moscow and showed Russian forces in Tbilisi.

Georgian Parliament powers can be expanded

The State Constitutional Commission is working on a project to expand powers of the Georgian Parliament. According to information from the Commission, the work on a model of a bicameral Parliament to give the legislators more powers on the issue of government formation is underway, Azeri Trend news agency reported.

Georgia to present state strategy on South Ossetia and Abkhazia in OSCE

Georgian Minister of State for Reintegration Temur Yakobashvili will present a state Georgian strategy towards South Ossetia and Abkhazia on Friday in Vienna at the headquarters of the OSCE."We will hold a presentation of our strategy, which has already had a successful test run in the UN, US, EU", - said Yakobashvili, Azeri Trend international news agency reports. He stressed that the strategy is accepted by both politicians and academic circles, who consider this document to be a good basis for resolving conflicts.

Vladislav Ardzinba: man and legend

The first president of the republic of Abkhazia remains a part of the national myth

Georgia to start talks on EU associate membership this summer

Talks on EU associate membership for Georgia will begin this summer, Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze told journalists in Tbilisi on Wednesday, Georgia Online reports.

Turkey scraps transit tax for Georgians until May 1

Turkey has annulled transit tax for Georgian citizens until May 1 of this year, a Georgian Foreign Ministry consular official said on Tuesday, Business Georgia reports.

Heavy rains hit Georgia.

Torrential rains have damaged hundreds of houses in Georgia. In many regions power supplies have been interrupted. Flood waters mixed with mud have also damaged communications infrastructure and destroyed bridges.

The chronicle of terrible future.

The chronicle of terrible future.

It had to warn society of possible development of events in case of further activity of pro-russian opposition. 

Russia is not going to take part in "Nabukko"

Russia doesn't show an interest for participation in the project of building of gas main "Nabukko", the head of Ministry of Foreigh Affairs of Russia said, RIA Novosti reports.

Georgian Prime Minister discussed in Brussels air communication with the EU

During the working visit Prime Minister of Georgia Nika Gilauri held in Brussels on a series of meetings on making of some agreements on air communication. He met with his Belgian colleague Yves Leterme, with the European Commissioner for Transport Affairs Sim Calas and the European Commissioner for Enlargement of EU and Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule - reports "Georgia online".