ODHIR representatives observing electoral environment in Georgia
Representatives of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODHIR) have arrived in Georgia to get acquainted with the pre-election situation in Georgia.
The ODHIR representatives discussed today Georgia`s Election Code with the members of the parliamentary majority.
The mission`s role and involvement in the pre-election period was lined up at the meeting.
"Naturally it`s very significant that the international monitoring mission have opportunity to get fully acquainted with the election environment. Therefore, I think the information we gave them was very interesting for them", Pavle Kublashvili, the chairman of the parliamentary committee for legal issues said.
Few hours remain until the visit of Catherine Ashton, the EU foreign policy chief, to Ukraine. Prior to her arrival, she made a statement expressing her concern about the dispersal of peaceful protestors in Kiev last night.
US Assistance Secretary Victoria Nuland and EU Foreign Policy Chief, Catherine Ashton are already in Ukraine. Victoria Nuland has already met with the opposition leaders to discuss the situation in Ukraine. She said the negotiations were constructive with the opposition. Victoria Nuland will meet with Ukraine`s authorities later today.
International non-governmental organizations the Freedom House calls on the president of Ukraine, Victor Yanukovych to resign. the Freedom House has published a release regarding the situation in Ukraine.
Fund for UN Women in Georgia has presented the results of the survey on family violence conducted in Georgia. The survey covered all regions of the country interrogating 1500 respondents. According to the survey, about 80% of the respondents say that family violence is usual in Georgian families, while 34% believe that husbands` violence on wives can be justified and should not be punished by legislation.
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A group of Georgian youth have assembled and planned to hold a demonstration for the support of the people of Ukraine, who have been holding nation-wide demonstrations against the decision of the country`s government to reject EU association deal.
Three persons have been charged with varous charges in connection with the murder of convict Levan Kortava. Prosecutor`s office announced today the details of the crime, for which three persons - Solomon Dashniani, Teimuraz Gureshidze and Gela Ushkhvani were charged in connection with the murder of the convict.
The officers of State Security Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as a result of investigative activities held on the basis of operative information detained Kakhaber T. on suspicion of bribe-giving.
American investors have expressed their interest to the development of the Anaklia Port project. Vice Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili received the president of the America`s leading diversified provider of construction services to business and industry, the Conti Group today.