“Ultimately, we made a decision to send the draft law to the Venice Commission,” Irakli Kobakhidze, the chairman of the party Georgian Dream stated about the draft law on deoligarchization.
He explained that the reason for making the decision was a request made publicly by European Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi. The recommendation of the European Commissioner was to send the document to the Venice Commission.
“We had a meeting with the newly appointed EU ambassador, I also had a personal meeting, and we heard a request from him to send the draft law to the Venice Commission. Even now, I think that it was not necessary to send this document to the Venice Commission at all, but since there were such requests, we took them into consideration. Therefore, the draft law was sent to the Venice Commission,” remarked Kobakhidze.