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NEWS FROM GEORGIA



What Is this: Criminal Lobbyism or Incompetence?



Under such title on April 5, 2006 Entrepreneurs Party held press
conference in the building of State Parliament of Georgia.

The theme of press conference was duty on natural resources usage.
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Millennium Challenge Starts in Georgia

Source: Prime-News, 2006-04-10



Implementation of Millennium Challenge Georgia started on April 9, 2005.



The statement on the official start of implementation was made by
Zurab Noghaideli, Georgian Prime Minister and John Danilovich, MCC
Chief Executive in the State Chancellery of Georgia on Sunday.



The decision on allocation of USD 295 m within a Millennium Challenge
program for Georgia was made by the US State Department in 2005
autumn. <http://www.cenn.org/90_bull.html> more



Conference on Biosafety and GMO-free Georgia

2006-04-11



On April 11, 2006 launched Conference under title Biosafety and
GMO-free Georgia, organized by Green Movement of Georgia and Friends
of Earth International with support of Rights Oppositionists'
Party. The conference lastŐ× thee days (April 11-13, 2006). The first
day of the event was held in the building of State Parliament of
Georgia.
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NEWS FROM AZERBAIJAN



BTC PIPELINE TO BECOME THE IMPORTANT FACTOR IN FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF
GEORGIA

Source: AzerTaj, 2006-04-06



As AzerTag learned from the BP Company, after the main export oil
pipeline
is put in operation, the annual transit revenues
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Tentative Date For Final implementation OF BTC

Source: Prime-News, 2006-04-06



An official ceremony on commissioning of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil
pipeline at the full capacity will be held in the first half of July
2006.
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Kazakhstan to join to BTC pipeline in May

Source: "Day.az", 2006-04-06



In the words of Andgar Shuklutov, Ambassador Plenipotentiary of
Kazakhstan
to Azerbaijan, the next round of negotiations of the
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BAKU-NOVOROSSIYSK PIPELINE HAULS OVER 1 MILLION TONS OF CRUDE OVER THREE
MONTHS

Source: AzerTag, 2006-04-09



The Baku-Novorossiysk pipeline transported 1. 157 670 tons of crude in
January-March, State Oil Company of Azerbaijan said.
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NEWS FROM ARMENIA



WORLD BANK TO ASSIGN $8 MLN TO ARMENIA TO IMPLEMENT PROGRAM OF
REPRODUCTIVE
POWER

Source: ARMENPRESS, 2006-04-07



Today, Minister of Finance and Economy of Armenia, Vardan Khachatryan
and
Head of the World Bank's office in Yerevan, Roger Robinson will sign the
WB-authorized Reproductive Power Program.
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ARMENIA'S GOVERNMENT TO SELL IRAN-ARMENIA GAS LINE TO "ARMROSGASPROM"

Source: ArmInfo, 2006-04-07



Yerevan, April 6. ArmInfo-RBC. According to the Gasprom's press-office
information, the "Gasprom" and the government of Armenia signed an
agreement
on the purchase of the 40-km section of the Iran-Armenia gas line under
construction and the Razdan HPP's Unit N5 (Razdan-5) by "ArmRosgasprom"
CJSC
from the Republic's government. It is envisaged to sign the preliminary
purchase and sale agreement till April 14 and the final law of property
transfer must be carried out till January 1, 2007. According to the
agreement, the Armenia's government also engages itself to hand over the
functions of the Principal of the Iran-Armenia gas line's second part
construction with length of about 197 km to "ArmRosgasprom.
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THE POLLUTION OF SEVAN IS BECOMING DANGEROUS

Source: <Qyavar> TV Company of Gavar, 2006-04-10



Nowadays the problem of cleaning up the slops in the Gegharkunik region
is
very actual. Only with surface sewage 4000 tons of manure, 80 tones of
phosphats, 290 tones of nitrats and more than 115 tones of oil-products
are
thrown into the lake Sevan annually.
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IMPLEMENTATION OF MILLENNIUM CHALLENGES CORPORATION'S PROGRAM IN ARMENIA
TO
CONTRIBUTE TO REGIONS' DEVELOPMENT

Source: ARKA, 2006-04-13



The implementation of the Millennium Challenges Corporation's program in
Armenia will essentially contribute to the development of the country's
regions and rural poverty reduction, Speaker of the RA Parliament Artur
Baghdasaryan stated at his meeting with a US delegation, which includes
Chairman of the <http://www.cenn.org/90_bull.html> more






INTERNATIONAL NEWS



CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR, LEGISLATURE TAKE AIM AT CLIMATE CHANGE

Source: ENS, 2006-04-04



Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is ready to do battle with climate
change.
Today he directed the California <http://www.cenn.org/90_bull.html>
more



E ARTH'S ICE MELTING UNDER BLANKET OF GREENHOUSE GASES

Source: ENS, 2006-04-04



Large amounts of the greenhouse gas methane will be released into the
atmosphere in the near future, according to a Dutch scientist speaking
today
at the European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna. He said global
warming
could <http://www.cenn.org/90_bull.html> more



TASMAN SPIRIT OIL SPILL SICKENED PAKISTANI COASTAL RESIDENTS

Source: ENS, 2006-04-04



People living on the coast of Karachi near the location of the 2003
Tasman
Spirit oil spill have experienced <http://www.cenn.org/90_bull.html>
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B P facing criminal investigation over Alaskan oil spill

Source: Belfast Telegraph, 206-04-07



BP, the energy giant that trumpets its green credentials, is believed to
be
under criminal investigation in the US following a massive oil spill in
Alaska.



The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an arm of the US government,
is
looking into whether BP properly maintained its pipelines in Alaska.
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Civil society supports early warning system to minimise impact of
natural
disasters

Source: e-Civicus, 2006-04-07



Civil society representatives from around the world have joined with
senior
government officials and representatives of international organisations
in
stressing the need for mobilising political commitment to minimise
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Legal News



the latest edition of the WATER CODE of the Russian Federation: Serious
blow
to water resources of Russia

Source: ENWL, 2006-04-07



We call attention of all citizens to the latest version of the draft
Water
Code, currently under discussion in State Duma. If the Code is adopted,
without taking a number of basic amendments into account, virtually
opens up
infinite possibilities of the intolerably dangerous environment impact.
Also, it can become another source of the wide social protest.
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International Seminar / Conference / Meeting



Sustainable Economic Development in Ukraine: Addressing the
Environmental
Challenge

Open Dialogue between Government, Industry & Civil Society

18-22 September 2006



On behalf of Mariupol State University of the Humanities and the
conference
organising committee, welcome to:



www.open-dialog.com/conference <http://www.open-dialog.com>
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