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Monday, February 25 2008, #037 (1553)

Hints of compromise at Putin-Saakashvili meeting

Saakashvili and Putin head-to-head in Moscow
A face-to-face meeting between President Mikheil Saakashvili and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on February 21 marked a potential thaw in Russia-Georgia relations, as behind the scenes negotiations continued on key disputes. (more)

Opposition call off hunger strike

Levan Gachechiladze tells supporters to stand down
The opposition coalition called off a hunger strike planned for February 22, with former presidential candidate Levan Gachechiladze telling a light crowd of supporters that the coalition would take the high road after the government agreed to key concessions. (more)

Public broadcaster gets new management, but will everyone like it?

Government officials say they will collaborate with the opposition to draw up a shortlist for a new board of trustees of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB), which will be presented to parliament this week. (more)

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Azerbaijani state oil company increases investment in Georgia

Azerbaijani state oil company SOCAR plans to open 20 more gas stations in Georgia, with at least three expected to open in March, as part of the expansion of its daughter company, SOCAR Georgia. (more)

Government keeping bread prices stable, newspaper reports

A local newspaper claims the government is keeping bread prices artificially low until parliamentary elections in May, in the face of a rise in international wheat prices. (more)

Applications for Georgian citizenship up

More people are applying for Georgian citizenship, according to the Justice Ministry. (more)

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“Opposition leader’s flat raided in Kvareli” (more)

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