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Georgia does not consider role in US-Iran conflict

By | February 6th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News, World|Tags: |

TBLISI, DFWatch – The Georgian Speaker of Parliament says that there is no talk of Georgia having a role in a potential conflict between Iran and the USA. Davit Bakradze was commenting a statement made earlier by the deputy secretary of the country’s security council, Batu Kutelia, […]

USA: democratic transfer of power is needed

By | October 21st, 2011|Categories: News, Politics, World|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch - America will be expecting to see a democratic transition of power in Georgia in the presidential election in 2013, Deputy Secretary of State William Burns said during a press briefing here in Tbilisi yesterday. Reactions have varied from the opposition seizing on the use of the phrase "transition of power" as [...]

French President greeted by astroturf crowd

By | October 7th, 2011|Categories: News, World|Tags: |

President Nicolas Sarkozy finally arrived in Tbilisi Friday from Baku. It was the final stop on his tour of the South Caucasus. Security was tight around Freedom Square. People who wanted to attend the event had to arrive two hours earlier. The square had been decorated with French, Georgian and EU flags for the occasion. In [...]

Sarkozy to Georgia: more reforms needed

By | October 7th, 2011|Categories: News, World|Tags: |

French president Nicolas Sarkozy told Georgians Friday that the country must strengthen democracy through further reforms if it wants to move closer to EU membership. A few thousand people were in or around Freedom Square in the center of Tbilisi while Sarkozy held his speech this afternoon but many seemed uninterested and left before he even [...]