Shalva Papuashvili: My cabinet applied to the Venice Commission to learn about the situation on Ukrainian deoligarchization law - we will first find out what the situation is, and we will act accordingly

My cabinet applied to the Venice Commission to learn about the situation on Ukrainian deoligarchization law, said the Speaker of the Parliament, Shalva Papuashvili.

As Papuashvili said, what the American Ambassador to Georgia, Kelly Degnan, said regarding the Venice Commission is news.

"Regarding point 12, of course, we are in communication with the European Union, and we have not received any information from the European Union in this regard. What the American Ambassador said about the Venice Commission is news. My cabinet has already applied to the Venice Commission regarding this issue in order to learn about the situation on Ukrainian law as of now. We know that this law is posted on the website as a law pending for conclusion. We will first find out what the situation is, and we will act accordingly," Papuashvili said.

According to him, the Georgian de-oligarchization bill is a copy of the Ukrainian law, so there was no need to hear an additional opinion from the Venice Commission.

For information, US Ambassador Kelly Degnan said today that "there’s some confusion because this law, the version that was drafted in Ukraine, was withdrawn from the Venice Commission. So, there is currently no request to the Venice Commission to review any de-oligarchization laws, whether in Ukraine or in Georgia."

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