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Wednesday, April 23 2008, #077 (1593)

Russia accuses Georgia of violating peace treaty

Yesterday Russia accused Georgia of violating an Abkhazian peace treaty by operating surveillance drone flights above the breakaway region, following the downing of an unmanned Georgian aircraft over the weekend. (more)

Opposition: Departure of top government figure brings internal ‘fight into the open’

Speaker of Parliament Nino Burjanadze’s decision to part ways with the ruling party next month has led opposition politicians to speak of a deep internal struggle in a weakened government. (more)

Election campaigns pick up steam

With just under a month until the parliamentary elections, politicians are now campaigning in earnest. (more)

Words of the Day

Russia’s armed aggression cannot be ignored

Russia’s aggression on Abkhazia in the last week has been political, economic and now, following the downing of an unmanned Georgian spy plane, military. (more)

Entrepreneurs say business environment ‘normal,’ but confusing tax legislation a problem

The Young Economists’ Association polled businessmen on their views of Georgia’s business environment. (more)

Preparation underway for Marabda–Akhalkalaki railway

Ukrainian specialists are preparing construction plans for the Marabda–Akhalkalaki section of the Baku–Tbilisi–Kars project, according to Sadradin Mamedov, a representative of the Azerbaijani Transport Ministry. (more)

Press Scanner

“Ramaz Klimiashvili: If the ruling party wins the elections, it will be thanks to Russia!” (more)

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