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Friday, February 1 2008, #021 (1537)

Government promises to bolster property rights, ‘optimistic’ on opposition negotiations

President Mikheil Saakashvili announced a new commission yesterday to consider property disputes, a key source of criticism during his first term, while the speaker of parliament said the ruling party is optimistic about negotiations with the opposition. (more)

Bezhuashvili to lead Georgia’s spy agency

Recently-resigned foreign affairs minister Gela Bezhuashvili will be appointed head of the country’s intelligence agency, ruling party lawmakers confirmed yesterday. (more)

Okruashvili under house arrest in Paris

Former defense minister Irakli Okruashvili has been released from custody in Paris, but remains under house arrest awaiting a decision by a French court on extradition to Georgia, the Prosecutor General’s Office said yesterday. (more)

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Rustavi fertilizer company set to increase production

Energy Invest, which owns Rustavi-based fertilizer company JSC Azoti, plans to invest USD 15 million in the company in 2008 to increase nitric acid production. (more)

Tymoshenko touts White Stream in Brussels

After meeting with the European Commissioner in Brussels, Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said Kiev is urging the EU to support the White Stream natural gas pipeline project. (more)

Azerbaijani and Iranian experts to discuss transport corridor prospects

Experts from Iran and Azerbaijan will hold talks on the International North–South Transport Corridor. (more)

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