EU braces for end of Chinese clothing quotas

The FINANCIAL -- According to EU business, the European Union is bracing for the expiry of import quotas on Chinese textiles at the end of the year amid fears of a new wave of T-shirts and trousers bearing "Made in China"…

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Kyrgyz parliament elects prime minister, speaker

The FINANCIAL --According to RIA Novosti, the Kyrgyz parliament elected a new prime minister and speaker on December 24, following parliamentary elections December 16 which saw a landslide victory for the presidential Ak Zhol party. …

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Imedi TV Plans Exit Polls

The FINANCIAL -- According to Civil Georgia, Imedi TV said on December 23 it had commissioned, as it put it, “European foundation Dialogue for Development of Democracy” for conducting exit polls on the January 5 early presidential elections. …

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TV Names Man on Patarkatsishvili ‘Murder Plot Tape’

The FINANCIAL -- According to Civil Georgia, a man discussing business tycoon Badri Patarkatsishvili’s assassination plot with alleged Chechen warlord is a former Interior Ministry official Gia Dgebuadze, with nickname ‘mastera,’ the Tbilisi-based Rustavi 2 TV reported on December 23. …

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Court Rejects to Ban Saakashvili, Patarkatsishvili from Race

The FINANCIAL -- According to Civil Georgia, the Tbilisi City Court turned down an appeal by an election watchdog group late on December 22 and refused to strip Mikheil Saakashvili and Badri Patarkatsishvili of their presidential candidacy status for alleged attempt…

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Ukraine welcomes the EU Reform Treaty signature

The FINANCIAL -- According to an UNIAN, Ukraine welcomes the EU Reform Treaty signature at the Lisbon European Council summit on December 13, 2007, according to the statement of the Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry. …

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Suspected serial killer on trial in Ukraine

The FINANCIAL -- A criminal expert has gone on trial in Ukraine accused of raping and murdering dozens of young women and girls over a period of 25 years, prosecutors said on December 14, AP reports. …

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