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Monday, April 7 2008, #066 (1582)

Saakashvili administration claims victory in Bucharest summit

In the days after the NATO summit in Bucharest, where Georgia had hoped to receive a Membership Action Plan (MAP) for accession to the alliance, the government has claimed victory over Russia in a NATO statement promising eventual membership for Georgia. (more)

Lawyers go on strike, demanding court reforms

Thousands of lawyers plan to go on strike today, some demonstrating in front of Tbilisi courts to demand independent and fair court proceedings. (more)

New director general appointed to Georgian Public Broadcaster

A new director general has been selected to helm the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB), the station’s supervisory board announced on April 4. (more)

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Spinning the MAP

Georgia left Bucharest without a MAP, but with a promise for eventual entry into NATO. Back home, Tbilisi’s campaign for NATO integration swiftly morphed into a spin war. (more)

Swedish analyst criticizes Georgia’s social programs

Swedish political writer John Munkhammar criticized the government’s implementation of social assistance programs in the run-up to parliamentary elections. (more)

SOCAR starts construction of underwater pipeline

Azerbaijani state oil company SOCAR has begun constructing an underwater gas pipeline at the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli field, company representatives said on April 3. (more)
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“Doctors protest in front of the Ministry of Economic Development” (more)

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