The de-oligarchization bill, a draft already passed in two readings, has been reverted to the Parliament for discussion in the second reading.
Chair of the Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee, Anri Okhanashvili, clarified that the conclusion of the Venice Commission was the reason for this decision.
“We should continue debating these conclusions and recommendations at the committee meeting to identify the issues that, in the opinion of the Venice Commission, need to be clarified and corrected. As a result, we decided not to debate the bill in the third reading and instead re-examine the corrected version at the next plenary session,” Okhanashvili stated.
The Venice Commission published an interim opinion regarding the de-oligarchization bill and stated that the document sent from Georgia is based on personal approaches and is not systematic, as such failing the goal of serving to strengthen institutions and the legal framework.