Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar has reportedly made an offer to stage Euro 2012 this summer. The tournament, which starts next month, is scheduled to be co-hosted by Ukraine and Poland, but last week`s bombings in Dnepropetrovsk have sparked serious security concerns. In addition, some European leaders object to mistreatment towards the ex-prime minister Yulia Timoshenko who is held in Kharkov prison currently and refuse to arrive in the country. UEFA authorities have already responded to the offer of the SFF, saying it is unreal to change the host country in such a short period of time- 39 days until the opening of the Europe 2012 championship.
Former health minister and currently president`s representative to Kakheti region, Zurab Chiaberashvili believes that the current government will not be able to influence on the judiciary at the trials and he will be able to prove his innocence as well as the arrested ex-prime minister and UNM leader Vano Merabishvili.
Former defense minister of Georgia Dimitri Shashkini thinks the efforts of the current government to get Merabishvili away from politics will be useless. Secretary general of the United National Movement Vano Merabishvili was sent to custody for four different charges by Kutaisi city court yesterday.
The officers of VII unit of Old Tbilisi Police Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs pressed charges against representatives of Orthodox clergy: archimandrite of Sameba cathedral church, father Anthimoz (Tamaz) Bichinashvili and monk from "Ioane and Tornike Eristavi convent"
Ex-minister of health and currently the president`s representative to Kakheti Region, Zurab Chiaberashvili has been released from the Kutaisi N2 prison after his family paid 20,000 GEL bail according to the ruling of the Kutaisi city court announced late last night.
Vice Prime Minister of Georgia and the candidate of the Georgian Dream ruling party for the president, Giorgi Margvelashvili has commented on the investigation of the violence that occurred on Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi, on May17. Margvelashvili says any person should be sanctioned in accordance with the law.
Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II condemns the violence that occurred on Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi on May 17, when the LGBT rally was dispersed by the worshippers and protestors of a counter-demonstration.
At the Police Day celebration on May 19, Charge d`Affaires Bridget Brink said that the United States stands with PM Ivanishvili and others who condemn the violence that occurred at a May 17 rally in Tbilisi to mark the International Day Against Homophobia.