“[Европарламент советует Грузии] systematically, through structural and regulatory reforms in various spheres of the political, economic and public life of the country, solve the problem of the excessive influence of personal interests, especially the former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanshvili,” the amendments adopted by the European Parliament say.
The adopted document also notes that the elimination of the excessive influence of personal interests in the political, economic and public life of the country is one of the priorities determined by the European Commission, which Georgia must meet in order to obtain candidate status.
Unlike the previously published version, which spoke about sanctions, the compromise version adopted today no longer requires sanctions.
For reference, the Committee of the European Parliament on Foreign Affairs, together with the compromise amendments, supported the report on Georgia’s implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU. The report has 47 supporters, 5 opponents, 2 deputies abstained.