Parliament Speaker vows to complete judicial reform in one year
Parliament Speaker vows to complete judicial reform in one year

Georgian Parliament Speaker Kakha Kuchava pledged to complete the judicial reform in a year. He said carrying out the reforms was not linked to the EU micro-financial assistance.

Kakha Kuchava denied the information that the EU refused Georgia the assistance based on the government failure to meet the conditions for the financial aid, especially in terms of the judicial system.

Parliament Speaker said he had talked to the European Parliament President and MEPs engaged in Jean Monnet Dialogue over this issue.

Kuchava explained that talks about the financial aid preceded signing the EU-brokered April 19 Agreement.

“Everyone will see what we do and will do as planned,” he claimed. He expressed hope that all political groups and forces would take part in this process.

“After the government ensured full access to vaccines and opening up the economic processes, the country has 12% economic growth in seven months and taking the loan is no longer necessary. This is the reason why Georgia will not receive additional financial aid from the European Union at this stage,” said Vice-Speaker of the Parliament Archil Talakvadze.

Talakvadze claimed that sharing western values and reforms implementation does not necessarily mean taking loans.

GD Chairman Irakli Kobakhidze and Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili stated earlier that the EU macro-financial assistance to Georgia lost its economic significance as the government secured approximately extra GEL 1 billion (USD 320 mln) in the budget.