Great expectations

Ahead of NATO’s next expansion effort, the four aspiring Balkan countries most eager to join the alliance are making headway with their membership preparations, but their candidacies remain problematic, as Brooks Tiger reports

NATO is slowly, if discretely, preparing for its next expansion. Although it is conceivable that this could go north to embrace the remaining two Nordic countries that still lie outside the alliance — Sweden and Finland — it is far more likely to go east. The question is: how far east — and when?

For the time being neither Stockholm nor Helsinki have expressed any interest in

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Georgia to Acquire Macedonian Su-25s

IN A deal reportedly co-ordinated by the US, the Republic of Macedonia is to sell its four Su-25 Frogfbot aircraft to the former Soviet republic of Georgia, says Yevgeny Sidorov, the political analyst of the Russian Information Agency RIA Novosti.

He claims that in April and May, both Macedonia and Bulgaria agreed to give Georgia seven Su-25s. Since the Macedonian Air Force has only four Su-25s on strength (three single-seat Su-25 Frogfbot-A and one two-seat Su-25UB Frogfoot-Bt it is assumed that the other three examples will be surplus Bulgarian Air Force examples.

During one of its regular sessions in June,

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GEORGIAN BEES FOR SERVICE purebred breeding

Georgian gray mountain bee in its economically useful traits are the best in the world.

In recent years, in large quantities exported from Georgia and are increasingly being used in various parts of the Soviet Union to improve the quality of local breeds, cross-breeding and industrial development of new breeding and breed groups of bees. Every year the demand for Georgian foreign bee among beekeepers. In 1963, the republic sr sent over 15 thousand breeding ewes and 3000 packages.

In addition regions of the Soviet Union, the uterus and the packages were sent to more than 30 foreign countries, including

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Saakashvili became a member of Lukashenka?

Alexander Lukashenko during negotiations with the Georgian guest said: "I am delighted now we have the opportunity to draw a line under a period of chaos, determining the level of our relations. " The Belarusian leader noted that relationship between Belarus and Georgia have been different, but at the moment Minsk tuned "to different things with Georgian brothers", he wants to make the Belarusian side of the case "even the highest compared with the Russian period." According to Interfax, the Minister Merabishvili gave Lukashenko "great greetings from President Saakashvili." "The official and unofficial level, our president emphasizes convergence, which is

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A day or figure: 25 million

Now, during a meeting with the Minister Interior Georgia, Ivane Merabishvili Alexander Lukashenko referred to this figure "laughter" and said that may be Lately increment mutual trade to 100 millions of dollars. The sudden visit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia may be beginning to improve relations between Minsk and Tbilisi.

In Minsk, Belarusian translation analogy presented

Almost devyatsisotstaronkavy is presented in which 658 poets 57 languages and 198 Belarusian translators invested poet Michas Scoble. And given the analogy due to personal money in publishing "Limarius." Verses many poets represented in it sounded now in the original presentation of the mouth diplomats accredited in Belarus. Head of the Embassy of Ukraine Igor Likhovyi fifty works of outstanding poets in the anthology of the country chosen for the presentation of lines of Taras Shevchenko.

Igor LikhovyiSalting Latvia Maira Mora reading poetry classics of Latvian literature Janis Rainis, who later heard in translation Sergei Poniznika. By the way, for

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Georgia says Russian aircraft invaded its place

Missile was fired near the village Tsytelubani, which is 65 kilometers west of Tbilisi and a few kilometers south of the border of the separatist South Ossetia. Our homeland violations of air space and the shelling of the Georgian countryside denies. The representative of the Russian Air Force Colonel Drobyshevskiy said that mon Russian planes flown in the region and the air did not violate Georgia’s place.Yet, representative of the Ministry Interior Shota Vstsiashvili said:"It’s been two Russian jet fighters that entered Georgian airspace place at half past seven in the evening Mon They crossed the border at Kazbegi. We

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Belarusian railways not refuse unsafe goods

Because man-made disaster in an unsafe area were about weave Fri populated in the Lviv region.On the danger of other countries like convince the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Belarus, while there is no question:"We designed maps winds, movement of air masses, because we all keep under control. And also goes round the clock sampling: samples demonstrate that any configurations yet.In case there will be suspected severe deterioration of the situation, we keep in constant contact with the Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine, with Gidrametam. And it is confirmed that the greatest danger appears particularly during combustion, in

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Our homeland warns Georgia

According to Lavrov, some zabugornye "guardians" of Georgia is prepared in this country dyversiyna terrorist groups to return Abkhazia and South Ossetia.Lavrov also said Our homeland that reinforces military presence in these 2-regions, which Moscow recognized the independence of a one-sided manner in late August:

Ese, what’s happening inside South Ossetia and Abkhazia, no longer has a case for peacekeeping

"Everything that happens inside South Ossetia and Abkhazia, no longer has a case for peacekeeping. There, after Russia’s recognition of the 2-republics are military bases located there troop Russian Federation in response to a specific appeal legitimately elected authorities 2

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EU sends observers to Georgia and means

The present decision about EU observers in Georgia is a continuation from last week’s agreement between French President Nicolas Sakrazi and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on the withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of Georgia.September 8 Sakrazi and Medvedev agreed in Moscow that before October 1, the European Union will deploy in so called "Buffer zones" around Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the goal of international observers in an amount not lower than 200 people, and Moscow for 10 days whereupon of these areas will lead his troops. Brussels ministerial meeting did not give an answer to answer the question

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