Irakli Kobakhidze, Chairman of the Georgian Dream, claims that “it was not necessary to send the draft law on de-oligarchization prepared by Georgian Dream to the Venice Commission, but the authorities considered the relevant request.”
Kobakhidze told journalists that the Government received a request to send the document to the Venice Commission from both European Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi and the newly appointed EU ambassador.
“We made a decision to send this bill to the Venice Commission. The reason for this was the request that we heard publicly from European Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi. His recommendation was to send this document to the Venice Commission. We also had a meeting with the newly appointed ambassador of the European Union and heard such a request from him as well.
“I still think it was not necessary to send this document to the Venice Commission, but since there were such requests, we took it into consideration and accordingly, the draft law has been sent to the Venice Commission”, said Irakli Kobakhidze.