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Friday, January 18 2008, #011 (1527)

Opposition issue ultimatums before Saakashvili’s inauguration

Opposition leaders say they won't negotiate with Saakashvili
There is no compromise in sight between the government and the opposition, which again labeled president-elect Mikheil Saakashvili “illegitimate” just days before he is to retake office. (more)

Heir to the Georgian throne dies in Tbilisi

Giorgi Bagration-Mukhraneli
Giorgi Bagration-Mukhraneli, a claimant to the head of the Royal House of Georgia, died January 16 at the age of 63. (more)

Government, winemakers push for talks on Russian embargo

The Interior Ministry sent a letter to Russia’s chief sanitation official yesterday, emphasizing Tbilisi’s willingness to negotiate on the nearly two-year-old Russian ban of Georgian agricultural products. (more)

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Former Soviet countries in the economic freedom index

Estonia was the highest scoring former Soviet country—ranking 12th—in a recent economic freedom index published by US research institute Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. (more)

Russian company wins Armenian Railway tender

Armenian officials announced on January 16 that Russian Railways JSC won the recent tender for management rights of Armenian Railways JSC. (more)

Azerbaijani opposition goes after government’s economic record

Azerbaijan’s oppositional Democratic Party has attacked the government for mismanaging the economy and not doing enough to address rising inflation in the country. (more)

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“Drunken citizen damages Petre Tsiskarishvili’s car” (more)

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