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Wednesday, March 12 2008, #045 (1564)

Parliament nearing passage of disputed constitutional amendments

Against opposition protests, parliament passed in its second hearing yesterday a set of constitutional changes which would redraw how the legislature is elected. (more)

Russian official says Georgia-Russia flights ready to resume

Flights between Georgia and Russia may resume by the end of March, a Russian official said after Georgia paid off most of its debts to Russian airline authorities. (more)

‘Little time left’ to fix election law, ODIHR chief says

Yesterday a top OSCE official emphasized the urgent need for the government and opposition to reach a consensus on the “outstanding legislative changes required to improve the electoral framework.” (more)

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Some sense but little use in opposition hunger strikes

Perpetual protests keep the opposition on the 6 o’clock news, but turnout is sagging. (more)

Poll: Which is country is friendliest toward Georgia?

The public perceives Ukraine to be the friendliest country toward Georgia, according to an opinion poll conducted by the newspaper Kviris Palitra. (more)

Former economy minister unconvinced on Eurobonds issue

Announcing the government’s decision in January to issue Eurobonds worth EUR 500 million, Prime Minister Lado Gurgenidze said that part of the money raised will go on the construction of natural gas storage units in Georgia. (more)

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“Famous Georgian poet Ana Kalandadze dies” (more)

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