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Tuesday, April 8 2008, #067 (1583)

New Rights join opposition coalition

The New Rights party will run with the eight-party opposition coalition in the upcoming parliamentary elections, coalition representatives said at a press briefing outside parliament yesterday. (more)

Adjaran chief attacks state hiring practices

The chairman of the Adjaran government unexpectedly lambasted the central government yesterday, particularly the Finance Ministry, for contributing to unemployment in his region. (more)

Prime minister under fire for Kosovo remarks

The dust is just subsiding from a flap over an apparent slip by the prime minister, who suggested that Georgia will recognize the sovereignty of Kosovo. (more)

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Loss of MAP a strike against Georgia, but also against NATO

Last week’s Bucharest summit was not only a failure for Georgia, but also for NATO. (more)

Ukraine, Georgia embark on new ferry link project

The Ukrainian government has approved an agreement with Tbilisi on preparation work for a new ferry link between Kerch port in Ukraine and the Georgian ports of Poti and Batumi, Ukrainian Transport Minister Yosyp Vinskyi said. (more)

Baku–Tbilisi–Erzerum gas transit increasing

Natural gas transit through the Baku–Tbilisi–Erzerum pipeline is increasing every month, the newspaper 24 Saati reports. (more)

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“Shevardnadze’s advice to Nino Burjanadze” (more)

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