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Friday, April 13, 2012, #070 (2586)

EU Ambassador dismisses fears of paramilitary groups

European Union Ambassador to Georgia Philip Dimitrov expressed his doubts about claims by Free Democrats leader Irakli Alasania that the government is forming illegal paramilitary groups in Zugdidi. (more)

Saakashvili promotes Georgian defense industry

President Mikheil Saakashvili has emphasized the importance of a strong defence system as “the main guarantee for peace". (more)

Parliament debates political TV ad financing


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"Panetta visits Georgian soldier wounded in Afghanistan" (more)


Armenian genocide memorial to put Georgia between rock and hard place

The Armenian Diaspora in Tbilisi has asked City Hall to erect a memorial to their genocide at the hands of the Turks in the early 20th century. (more)

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"Public transport price hike rumored" (more)

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