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Dulwichman and Looed.
Thanks for your two good and well thought out posts. We certainly need some clarity from the company: surely they are legally obliged to talk to us shareholders. It’s all very frustrating. I have now emailed the company 5 times in the past week and have had no response whatsoever. I don’t understand why they are not able to tell us that things are still moving forwards and that we still have a chance of success. They could drop discrete hints on the website to keep us all hopeful.
Unless of course they don’t give a **** about shareholders, which up until now I just haven’t wanted to believe.
Dulwichman – I agree and hope we are both right that the recent win in Texas will encourage a rethink by all parties involved, and that extends to parties not directly involved in the Texas case (GOGC etc.)
We need to see how FRC can weaponize this decisive win in Texas to get clarity on their (our) position with the GOGC, the status of the PSA and the assignment of the asset to FRUS. The GG have previously stated that they were cooperating with the company and would respect the decisions of international courts. It would bed reassuring to see some evidence to that effect.
We know very little about the Georgian legal process other that ZM seems to be involved in a lot of hearings that we deduce are not going his way.
The failure to fix the “simple admin error” regarding the assignment in the Georgian registry remains a concern. But, we found out that the company hadn’t in fact returned the undeveloped lands despite ZM saying they had done so. The GOGC were furious that the company had breached force majeure and extracted oil. It was only after the event that FRC advised GOGC that it was ZM, not the company.
Now, with the Texas win and with Texas recognizing the assignment, with the undeveloped lands now handed back to GOGC, with lots of pats on the back from the US political machine for Georgia regarding relations, and supposing the company have an attractive financing package, then it is likely as good as its going to get as far as FRC’s chances of getting the green light to restart operations and extend the PSA.
We don’t really know what is going on with Hope. The Texas case revealed that, at the time, he didn’t have the finances for more Cayman related action. Perhaps he saw the company had outmaneuvered him and left him with an empty shell.
All parties are happy to kick the ball way down the road with regard to further litigation. If we get some clarity on the FRC – GOGC relationship, and crucially the assignment, then I would hope further litigation falls by the wayside. If anything, we might now see a combination of FRC / Hope / FTI going after ZM.
It seems these cases move at a glacial pace. The FRC interlocutory appeal to compel arbitration was launched in Feb 2021 and has only just been resolved. That said, If FRC do now have the initiative then we might see settlements in these cases sooner rather than later. Even better if the operational side of the business can now just get on and operate irrespective of these civil cases.
Earsburn. Quite agree with your concerns. Uncle Sam had money on the table long before the Ukraine issues but a lot was being held back as the Georgian gov were simply not moving forward at the agreed rate in terms of democracy and cleaning up corruption. As far as I can see the money is still on the table post Ukraine but as yet the Gov do not seemed to have moved. To be fair it may be wise for them to wait until the Ukraine matters have some clarity. It may be the case of waiting to see what and when something happens as far as Putin in power goes.
You are also correct in so far the pressure is on for Georgia to fall in line with the western powers and the people also want this but I think very few know what pressure is coming from the other way in terms of what is in the public domain.
Certainly the flow of the court cases is so far positive and the others still pending may well be advantageous in terms of timing. Looed may have a better take on my view that as we have won some court cases so far it may well be the time for some re thinking prior to any further time in court my general rule is that civil court cases are mostly a failure to negotiate and whilst each case is an individual matter to be decided on its own merit I would guess our recent wins may well cast a shadow over previous positions in future cases.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says Russian President Vladimir Putin will only seriously negotiate over peace once he realises he cannot break Ukraine's defence.
Scholz says Putin "will not win" the war in Ukraine and has already failed to reach his strategic goals.
"We must make Putin realise that there will not be a dictated peace, Ukraine won't accept it," Scholz says at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
He says the costs for Putin and his regime are enormous, and continue to rise each day.
Scholz also pledges Germany will end its use of Russian oil by the end of the year, and is working hard to end its reliance on Russian gas."
Putin will not be giving Georgia any problems.
" facilitating Georgian energy independence"
Isn't that what FRR is doing ?
All Good imo
“OPC’s analysis and simulation enabled GOGL to outline to the government and stakeholders its commitment to supporting decarbonisation and the energy transition while facilitating Georgian energy independence“
I have to say that I see very much support for Ukraine on the Georgian pages of FB.
I'm confident that everyone is aware that if you fly too close to the sun, you're gonna get burned.
Pukin has changed everything.
Hopefully it's changed in our favour.
I believe so.
The policies and actions of the Georgian Dream government have been troubling me for a long time. Various international organisations (for press freedom, human rights, etc.) have drawn attention to Georgia's slide into authoritarianism. Of late, EU representatives have stated that the government's anti-liberal judicial and social policies are contrary to the EU's rules for membership, and that this disapproval may prevent the country's current membership application from being accepted.
This is bad news for any Western company, like FRR, wishing to invest in the country. The party is effectively owned (indeed it was founded) by a multi-billionaire oligarch, Bidzina Ivanishvili, with a strong Russian based financial need to counter any move towards the West. As parts of the country are already occupied by Russia, caution by the government is to be expected, but the lack of criticism of Russian aggression, and the mealy-mouthed nature of it's 'support' for Ukraine leaves liittle doubt as to where it's owner's sympathies lay.
According to the polls in Georgia, the populace is strongly pro-Western, pro-EC, pro-Ukrainian and anti-Russian. Corruption as usual, however, doesn't take any notice of democratic preferences. All is certainly not lost, and the Western powers have definitely woken up to the danger in Georgia, but it's a concern of which we should be aware.
The Georgians are clearly not as stupid as that clown who runs russia and will not allow their country to be destoyed by the russians.
Maxnoby is back tsbs…! Lol
At this risk of calling quite the opposite (because it suits our narrative), I'm in agreement - I think it's a translation issue.
Possibly the translation, as the article is pushing for a move towards the West and commenting on Georgia moving in the wrong direction.
MP, not good reading in my eyes, especially the last paragraph , is it written wrong or is it me reading it wrong …??
The U.S and EU must act to move GG away from west and more to Spewtin …?????
24.05.2022 / 20:22AA
Ian Kelly and David Kramer - Putin loses in Ukraine, but wins in Georgia
Ian Kelly and David Kramer - Putin loses in Ukraine, but wins in Georgia
Putin loses in Ukraine, but wins in Georgia - this is the title of a joint article published on the American news website The Bulwark by former US Ambassador to Georgia Ian Kelly and former US Assistant Secretary of State David Kramer during the George W. Bush administration.
The article talks about Georgia going in the wrong direction and emphasizes that especially after the crisis in Ukraine, the Georgian government is becoming more and more similar to the Russian model, with full one-party rule and persecution of the opposition.
"We owe it to many Georgians who hope to join the European Union and NATO to impose travel bans and other sanctions on those who undermine hope for a future with the West," the statement said.
The authors add that the latest disturbing step on Georgia's path to authoritarianism came last week when a judge sentenced Nika Gvaramia, director of the main opposition TV station Main Channel, to more than three years in prison on politically motivated charges.
Ian Kelly and David Kramer claim that the Georgian Dream has strong control over the judiciary and law enforcement agencies. According to them, the ruling party has been campaigning against the leaders of the opposition, especially the United National Movement.
"Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili , who was arrested after returning to Georgia from Ukraine last fall, has suffered from deteriorating health and ill-treatment in prison," the authors said.
The article says that the Georgian Dream government seems to base its decisions not on whether it promotes integration with Western norms, but on whether their concrete move could offend the Kremlin dictator.
The American authors publish in the publication the failure of the Georgian Dream to carry out reforms to ensure an independent judiciary. They also note the annulment of the April 19 agreement and the cancellation of the construction of the Anaklia deep-water port.
Kelly and Kramer consider the Georgian Dream's policy towards the ongoing war in Ukraine to be the most disturbing. According to them, like Putin, the leaders of the "Georgian Dream" seem to see the war primarily as an opportunity to attack opponents.
"Why did Georgia take such a position of intimidation [against Russia], especially when three-quarters of Georgians surveyed believe that Russian aggression against Georgia is still ongoing and why [the Georgian government] is attacking Ukrainian leaders?" The authors ask.
The publication says that the United States and its European allies must act to persuade the Georgian government, and especially those behind the scenes, to make decisions and pursue policies that move Georgia further away from the West and closer to Russia.
Just about to say "a whole day with no green lines" and what happens
"While the war rages, the fight against climate change has to take second place. Yet the experts tell us that climate change is on the verge of becoming irreversible. That could be the end of our civilisation.
Therefore, we must mobilise all our resources to bring the war to an early end. The best way to preserve our civilisation is to defeat Putin as soon as possible. That’s the bottom line.”
Maxnoby’s Karma came by way of tsbs…!! Well done to you ….. big thumbs up imogi
The snakes ball bag has had more posts removed than any other poster on here, including Tabs! ))) You'd think the penny would drop with Admin and they'd ban him?
Well done the both of you
are you sure yours is great though...just saying :-)))
Ted Cruz on cnbc shortly discussing European gas shortage, could be interesting.
(Tv channel 505)
Tsbs: I reported it too, so great minds think alike ... although I am sure it was you whose report dealt the killer blow ;).
well got that rubbish taken down Ive had enough of seeing it. This board is for what little we have of frontera.
Rainbow take heed please or your next