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Friday, May 16 2008, #091 (1607)

Saakashvili to meet Bush

President Mikheil Saakashvili is expected to meet the United States president in Jerusalem to discuss Georgia’s tense relations with Russia. (more)

Opposition say Saakashvili in no position to offer posts

Opposition leaders have mostly spurned the president’s offer of high-ranking posts in the new parliament after next week’s elections. (more)

Media monitoring report finds lack of balance

Georgian television’s campaign coverage is favoring the ruling party, an OSCE/ODIHR interim report suggests. (more)

The News in Brief

Kay’s legal team denies billionaire widow’s claims. (more)

Words of the Day

Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan pipeline capacity to increase

The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) will not oppose increasing the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) to 1.2 million barrels a day but this should not happen at the expense of the country’s interests, a SOCAR representative said. (more)

Former economy minister: Investment not creating jobs

In its campaign to rid Georgia of poverty, the government has promised that increased investment in the country will lead to a significant decrease in unemployment. (more)

The Week in Business

Press Scanner

“New newspaper called ‘Kriminaluri Kakheti’ is published in Kakheti province” (more)

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