Dream member David Matikashvili made the announcement after US Ambassador Kelly Degnan said Ukraine had withdrawn its law on deoligarchization from the Venice Commission.
Matikashvili reiterated the ruling party’s argument about refusing to submit the law to the Commission, citing the fact that the law is identical to the Ukrainian one. Information about the revocation of the law was news for Dreams, the politician noted.
“Ukrainian law “On deoligarchization” was once highly appreciated with a very high rostrum of the European Union. We remember that the bill was called a bold step and decision. As for the information that the Ukrainian side has withdrawn the law and is not waiting for an assessment [Венецианской комиссии], this is news to us, we learned about it from the US Ambassador. We will look into the situation and make a decision,” he said.
The draft law “On Deoligarchization” presented by Georgian Dream was drawn up similar to the Ukrainian law. The ruling party openly states that the law will not affect the founder of the ruling party, Bidzina Ivanishvili.
The opposition opposes the adoption of the draft law in the presented form. NGOs and representatives of the European Union are calling for sending the bill to the Venice Commission.