According to him, the official response also mentions that the conclusion on the Ukrainian model of deoligarchization will be in 2023, but they cannot name a specific date.
“We received an official response from the Venice Commission through the representation of the Georgian Embassy in the Council of Europe that the work on the Ukrainian law continues. It has not been withdrawn and the normal process is underway. We were also told that the conclusion on this project would be in 2023, but they could not tell us the date. Based on this, we will discuss how expedient it is to send our project to the Venice Commission for an opinion. This is the latest information we have. There will be a conclusion on Ukrainian law, but the Venice Commission cannot name a specific date,” Papuashvili said.
When asked whether the Georgian parliament would pass the law on deoligarchization in all three readings before 2023, Shalva Papuashvili replied as follows: “We’ll see. That is why we said that our approach is such that it is identical to the Ukrainian law, so what will be the conclusion under the Ukrainian law, the same will become relevant for us, but, as I told you, the answer is that the conclusion will be in 2023.”