The radical opposition filed its version of the de-oligarchization draft bill, which is essentially a measure to protect oligarchs, People’s Power movement’s head, Sozar Subari, stated.
“They sought to draft legislation that would fit Bidzina Ivanishvili, but they failed since going against all legal rationale is impossible,” he stated.
Subari pointed out that the information provided by US Ambassador Kelly Degnan, according to which Ukraine withdrew the de-oligarchization bill from the Venice Commission, could be located nowhere.
“We tried to confirm Kelly Degnan’s facts. So far, we could not obtain this information from either the Ukrainians or the Venice Commission,” he said that the Ukrainian law on de-oligarchization is still available on the Venice Commission’s website.
European lawmakers, according to the People’s Power leader, have a very high opinion of Ukrainian law.
“Why could something useful to Ukraine not also be beneficial to Georgia?” Sozar Subar went on.
US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan Tuesday stated that obtaining the Venice Commission’s judgment on the de-oligarchization bill before it is approved will be a “very useful step for the Georgian government.”
According to the US Ambassador, the de-oligarchization measure produced in Ukraine has been withdrawn from the Venice Commission, and there is no current request for the Venice Commission to consider it.