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Thursday, April 3 2008, #064 (1580)

UPDATE: No MAP for Georgia, Ukraine at Bucharest

NATO will not offer Georgia a Membership Action Plan at this week's summit, but could review the its decision later this year.

Georgia awaits NATO decision at Bucharest summit

This afternoon NATO is expected to complete deliberations on Georgia and Ukraine’s membership bids. (more)

Imedi TV’s return delayed by debts, legal challenges

Imedi TV, off-air for more than three months, is enveloped in an ownership dispute between the family of its deceased founder and a self-declared heir. (more)

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Guest Commentary: The Caucasus Election Script

Being the leader of a post-Soviet country on the edge of Europe is a delicate balancing act. (more)

Expert not convinced that Poti tender winner is right choice

The recent announcement that investors from the United Arab Emirates have won the tender to manage a free economic zone in Poti port has provoked statements of concern from some commentators in Georgia. (more)

Official: Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan capacity to increase by 20 percent this year

In 2008 the daily output of the Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan oil pipeline will reach 1.2 million barrels, according to a representative of the consortium behind the pipeline. (more)

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“Lado Vardzelashvili presented another majoritarian candidate” (more)

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