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Wednesday, March 5 2008, #043 (1559)

Tbilisi unilaterally ditches South Ossetia negotiating format

Tbilisi sees no point in continuing talks over South Ossetia in the Joint Control Commission (JCC) negotiation format, State Minister for Reintegration Issues Temur Iakobashvili said yesterday. (more)

Detained journalist’s family expect imminent release

The family of Malkhaz Basilaia, a Georgian journalist detained in breakaway Abkhazia, ended their hunger strike yesterday after being told that Basilaia would be released within days. (more)

From Kakheti to Seattle: small wineries making a splash in the United States

Georgian wines are due to hit supermarket shelves in Seattle next week, as Georgia continues efforts to expand its presence on the international wine market two years into the Russian trade embargo. (more)

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Lessons to be learned from Yerevan riots (more)

Newspaper: Czech Republic top investor in Georgia, 2007

The Czech Republic was the biggest investor in Georgia last year, investing USD 222.2 million—around ten percent of the total figure. (more)

Georgia’s foreign debt increasing

Georgia’s foreign debt increased to reach USD 1.9 billion by the end of January, USD 172 million above the same time last year. (more)

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“Akaki Asatiani: if the parliamentary elections are rigged, the country will face a huge political and economic crisis!” (more)

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