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A government commission on the immortalization of memory of the first President was set up in Abkhazia.

The Head of Abkhazia Sergey Bagashp has set up a government commission on the immortalization of memory of National Hero, the first President of the Republic Vladislav Ardzinba.

The former special representative of U.N.O on Abkhazia disproved the negotiations in Sukhumi.

The former special representative of secretary general of U.N.O. on the settlement of Georgian-Abkhazian conflict, now the professor of Potsdam University Diter Boden who have come to Tbilisi on Saturday and before that had been in Abkhazia has disproved the suppositions of Georgian politicians that he had considered there his document about the division of authority between Tbilisi and Sukhumi.

GUAM will consider the experience of the Visegrád Group

 GUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) will consider the experience of the Visegrád Group(Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) in matters of international trade, investment and energy policy , said Georgian Deputy …

Sky Georgia to start daily Tbilisi-Batumi flights

Sky Georgia airlines will begin daily flights between Tbilisi and Batumi at the end of March, Business Georgia reports.With this aim, the company will lease a new 44-seat plane from Ukraine.The price of a return ticket will be $120, or $200 for business class.

The year of Vakhtang Chabukiani

The year of Vakhtang Chabukiani

The 100-year anniversary of the great ballet dancer has been celebrated in Tbilisi.

GUAM head sure organization not threatened with disintegration

GUAM Secretary General Valery Chechelashvili is sure the organization is not threatened with disintegration and that it has a future. As he declared in Tbilisi on Friday during conversations with journalists, GUAM has to activate concrete projects, Trend reports.“We cannot boast that all eight groups existing within the organization are actively realizing projects. That is why it is necessary to use all the potential that the organization has,” Chechelashvili said.

Georgian prisoners to swap cells for monastery life

Some Georgian prisoners will be able to serve out their sentences in monasteries rather than jails when a new law comes into force on Saturday, Georgia Online said.

Saakashvili says neither he nor Georgian nation can be killed

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has said that rumors in the Russian media about a possible attempt on his life concern the whole country and not just him personally, Georgia Online said.

Torrential rains cause flooding in Georgia’s Tsageri region

A natural disaster has inflicted serious damage to Georgia’s Tsageri region. As a result of heavy rains, the Rioni River has risen. About 50 families of the village Orbeli are cut off from the outside world, Georgia online reports.In addition, in Tsageri, the Ladjanuri has flooded another 30 homes. Local authorities and the population are struggling with the elements themselves. Rains were also expected in Tsageri on Thursday.

Georgian, Polish prime ministers discuss bilateral relations

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, who arrived in Tbilisi on Thursday for an official visit, held his first meeting with his Georgian counterpart, Nikolai Gilauri, Georgia Online reports.According to the press service of the Georgian prime minister, issues of economic and political relations and prospects for their deepening were discussed at the meeting. The sides also discussed the start of direct flights between Tbilisi and Warsaw and the holding of a joint business forum.

Azerbaijan is Georgia’s 2nd-largest trading partner

 Georgia’s state statistics service reported that Azerbaijan was the country’s second-largest trading partners in January 2010, Business Georgia reports.During the stated period, trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Georgia amounted to $43.1 million (11.2% of total turnover). Georgian exports to Azerbaijan were worth $15 million (14.1% of total exports).The main exports from Georgia to Azerbaijan were motor cars (56%), cement (8.8%) and cattle (7.2%), with other products making up the remaining 28%.

Council of Europe rules on Azerbaijani human rights

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has published its rulings on the implementation by Azerbaijan and other European states of the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, Trend reports.The decisions taken on 25 cases or categories of cases concerning Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Britain, Turkey and Ukraine were published.

Russia – Georgia: the BORDER is half-open.

Russia – Georgia: the BORDER is half-open.

Georgian experts have different opinions about the advantage of the opening of “Upper Lars”. 

Georgian air force unites with ground forces

The Georgian air forces will cease to exist as an independent element of the country’s armed forces and will be merged with the ground forces under an amendment to defence laws, Georgia Online reported on Wednesday.

Saakhashvily asks Sargsyan to mediate in relations with Moscow.

Georgian President Michael Saakashvili has asked his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan to meditate in the issue of Tbilisi’s normalization of relations with Moscow, the leader of Georgia’s Labour Party Shalva Natelashvili has said, Novosti Armenia reported.

Georgia wants to see its goods return to Russian market, but wary of trap

Georgia wants to see its goods return to Russian market, but wary of trap

The opening of additional markets for Georgian goods is to be welcomed, but it is necessary to exercise caution when dealing with Russia, Georgian Finance Minister Kakha Baindurashvili said on Wednesday ahead of a cabinet meeting, RIA Novosti reported.

Niche of absolute intransigence

Niche of absolute intransigence

President Saakashvili said that the young Georgian state had withstood three tsunamis.

OSCE ready to return to Georgia.

Support of Georgia by the OSCE will become more effective, the deputy speaker of the Georgian parliament told  journalists on the end of the meeting with a delegation from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, reports Georgia Today.  

European Commission allocates 200 million euro for Nabucco

The European Commission has allocated 2.3 billion euro for the realization of gas and energy projects, 200 million euro of which will go on the building of gas pipeline Nabucco. At the same time, the new EU commissioner on energy, Gunter Ettinger, declared the money is frozen until final approval of investment decision, Kommersant writes.  

Georgian bus drivers face fines for unauthorized change of route

The Georgian capital is implementing a special project to improve traffic safety – Working Together for Safe Traffic Movement. In accordance with the program, aimed at safer movement of transport, construction companies carrying out road works should protect work zones with the help of modern equipment and road signs, Business Georgia reports.