Politics
‘Neither Ukraine nor Georgia are currently on a path to NATO membership’ – Obama
27 March, 2014
NATO needs to boost its presence in eastern European countries that feel vulnerable to Russia after its annexation of Crimea, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday
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WHY DID SCHULZ FORGET ABOUT GEORGIA?
27 March, 2014
At the press conference of Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Ketevan Kardava, a journalist from the Georgian Public Broadcaster expressed her protest.
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“IF HE HAS ANY COMMON SENSE, HE WILL COME”
27 March, 2014
Interview with Irakli Gharibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia

Georgian publication of our media holding - Kviris Palitra – netted an exclusive interview with Irakli Gharibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia. Below we present important excerpts from it: Q. – According to different assumptions, that night somebody struck ex-Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania with a heavy object (presumably, an ashtray) in the head…
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Russia strongly against Georgia’s NATO membership
27 March, 2014
Alexander Grushko, Russian ambassador to NATO, has stressed that Moscow is against Georgia’s NATO membership. According to him, it would be a serious mistake for Georgia to become a NATO member.
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“We consider it as advice”
27 March, 2014
Commenting on the US Department of State’s statement expressing concern over the decision to summon ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili for questioning, Georgian government officials said that they perceived the statement as “an advice” from a partner state to observe due process. Some senior lawmakers from the Georgian Dream ruling coalition said there is “nothing alarming” and there is no need to “dramatize” the situation. The US Department of State said that “no one is above the law, but launching multiple simultaneous investigations involving a former president raises legitimate concerns about political retribution, particularly when legal and judicial institutions are still fragile” in Georgia.
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‘Ask me for whatever you want, but leave the investigation alone’ – Nino Kadagidze recalls talk with Saakashvili
26 March, 2014
Zurab Zhvania’s family has responded to Mikheil Saakashvili. According to them, the investigation has reached its final phase.
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‘If I didn’t bite my tongue, he would put me behind bars’ - Saakashvili about Ivanishvili
26 March, 2014
Georgia’s former president Mikheil Saakashvili told “Rustavi TV 2” in an interview regarding his summons to questioning in court
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'Russia is far more isolated in this instance than it was five years ago with respect to Georgia' - Barack Obama
26 March, 2014
Obama said at a press conference in the Netherlands that “In fact, Russia is far more isolated in this instance than it was five years ago with respect to Georgia, and more isolated
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‘Someone gave Zurab a large sum of money, and I want at least a part of it’ – Saakashvili quotes Zhvania’s wife
26 March, 2014
Georgia’s former president, Mikheil Saakashvili remembers the details of meeting Nino Kadagidze, the wife of Zurab Zhvania
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Rude words from a story and astonished politicians at Georgian Parliament
25 March, 2014
An incident has taken place at a session of the Parliamentary Committee of Legal Issues.
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“Hello, my name is Kote Tolordava and I am a drug addict. I know that there is no such thing as a former junkie, because such people always stand on a dangerous precipice of going back
In celebration of World Book Day, bookstore network “Biblus” organized a bike procession titled “Gift-A-Book”.
On April 23, on an episode of the second season of a popular show “Exact Match” aired by GDS, Levan Maspindzelashvili’s amazing transformation took the judges by absolute surprise.
Data Akhalaia requested political asylum in Greece. Akhalaia’s lawyers, Malkhaz Velijanashvili and Irakli Zakareishvili declared that asylum-associated procedures are already in motion.
Publishing house “Palitra L”, in recognition of World Book Day, took part in a book fair organized in Rustaveli Theater.
Fifty bulldogs and and their owners went back to school on Monday. The canines and their human companions traveled to the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, for the annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest
Most of us would probably agree that looking back is much easier than gazing into the future. Evaluating the past is extremely important but having a more or less unmistakably calculated vision of prospective hazards or opportunities should be even more significant. If on the eve of political upheaval of the beginning of those roaring nineties of the 20th century in the former USSR the Georgian political leadership of that time and the nation’s intellectual elite had had a clearer perspective of those devastating incipient developments, Georgia might have endured the end-of-soviet-era economic social and political “earthquakes” much easier and with minimized pains and losses.
A special group will work on the issue of the Board of Trustees of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB). The group will try to solve the deadlock created around the GPB board after the verdict of the Constitutional Court. Majority member Eliso Chapidze claims that the court made a decision that would disturb the reform of the Public Broadcaster. Last year the Parliament amended the Law on Broadcasting, introducing a new rule for the formation of the Board of Trustees of GPB. The new rule envisaged pre-term termination of the authority of seven current members of the Board from January 2014. In December 2013 however, six members of the board filed a lawsuit with the Constitutional Court arguing that the termination of their authority was illegal and unconstitutional.
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