“The government should create the maximum conditions for citizens to reduce labor migration” – Fridon Injia

📍 “The government should create the maximum conditions for citizens to reduce labor migration” – Fridon Injia

The chairman of the political group “European Socialists” Fridon Injia drew attention to the problems of labor migration, the need to protect the rights and interests of Georgian citizens who went to work abroad, at the meeting of the Diaspora and Caucasus Affairs Committee of the Parliament.

The Deputy Minister of IDPs from the occupied territories, Labor, Health and Social Protection and the head of the Migration Affairs Division presented a report on the challenges in terms of regulation and management of labor migration to the committee.

As Fridon Injia said, the labor inspection is not at the proper level, thousands of foreigners work in Georgia and they are not registered.

“For 30 years, we should have already gathered experience and created the necessary mechanism, even with the government’s decree that all tenders exceeding 1 million or 10 million GEL, the Labor Inspection and the Ministry should be represented there, and appropriate conditions should be put in place to guarantee control, accounting and income,” said the MP.

According to him, Georgia has concluded an agreement on labor migration only with Germany, Israel and France, but it has not concluded with the neighboring states, due to which the citizens of Georgia are absolutely vulnerable.

“I wonder what results we have achieved during this time?” For me, the result would be: protecting the rights of those who left and creating maximum conditions in Georgia to reduce labor migration rates. This would already be the result”, said Fridon Injia.

He addressed the representatives of the Ministry with an initiative and stated that for the return of even 100 successful doctors working abroad to Georgia, from the budget of the Ministry (which is 6 billion 237 million GEL), only 18 million per year will be allocated. GEL will be needed in order to offer them such an average salary as they might have abroad.

“I’m not talking about winning marks, I’m telling you from my heart and only in the interests of my country… these 18 million Help to bring the people who Georgia needs so much and who will be very useful to our people”, said Fridon Injia.

Fridon Injia’s speech at the plenary session of the Parliament of Georgia, where Zurab Azarashvili, the Minister of IDPs, Labor, Health and Social Protection from the Occupied Territories of Georgia, presented himself by interpellation.

📍 The speech of the chairman of the political group “European Socialists” Fridon Injia at the plenary session of the Parliament of Georgia, where Zurab Azarashvili, Minister of IDPs, Labor, Health and Social Protection from the Occupied Territories of Georgia, presented himself by interpellation.

🔹 “Today, in Georgia, up to 95% of medical institutions are sold, which is not the case in any European country. The percentage in European countries is distributed evenly between states and private companies.

🔹 You, as the Minister of Health, are responsible for the health condition of the citizens of our country and the availability and quality of medical services.

🔹 Therefore, I believe that in every district, at the first stage, there should be at least one medical institution, which is responsible for the ministry, and in the next stage, medical institutions should be opened in large settlements, and these medical institutions should definitely be under the control of the state.
The second issue concerns the Republican Hospital, which has always been exemplary and successful. This institution is currently under the control of the state, but the situation there is not favorable and I am requesting you to review the situation there today.

🔹 I believe that the Republican Hospital should be the face of the medical staff, the Ministry of Health, and Georgia as a whole. Take measures and make at least one medical institution in Tbilisi exemplary.

🔹 As a Georgian man, my heart hurts that the children of our country are in other countries and are working there as doctors and quite successfully. During the pandemic, many such Georgian doctors gave us useful advice and instructions in the fight against Covid.

🔹 The children of our motherland, who were educated here, or were partially educated in Georgia and then continued their studies abroad, unfortunately, today, they do not serve our people.

🔹 Our proposal is that the government of Georgia undertakes to create appropriate conditions so that Georgian doctors who have left Georgia can come to Georgia and serve their people and homeland. Or, we can use their knowledge and practical experience as much as possible through today’s digital technologies, thereby increasing the quality of medical services.

🔹 Regarding the emergency situation coordination and emergency assistance center, where about 1200 employees work, I received information that during the time of the former director of the center, Alexander Kalandia, a promise was made that the existing covid supplement, which amounts to about 600 GEL, would be given to the employees in the form of a salary, which until now It didn’t happen. Today, the director of the center is Aleksandre Kutibashvili, and these people are demanding an answer to this promise, and I believe that they must receive an answer to this issue.

🔹 I hope our suggestions and comments will be considered by you and appropriate measures will be taken.

🔹 I thank you and all the medical workers for the dedicated work they did during the hardest period of the pandemic.
good luck”.

Fridon Injia – it is necessary to tighten the measures so that such an incident does not happen again.

📍 The chairman of the parliamentary political group “European Socialists” Fridon Injia assessed the fact of the attack on the “Bank of Georgia” branch in Kutaisi on September 20 at the session of the parliamentary bureau and noted that it is necessary to tighten measures so that such an incident does not happen again.
🔸 He thanked the law enforcement officers and personally the Minister of Internal Affairs Vakhtang Gomelauri for the successful special operation.
🔸 The chairman of the political group expressed hope that the proposal to take preventive measures in relation to the crime will have maximum support from the legislative body.

Fridon Injia believes that in any bill, which will be initiated in the country’s highest legislative body, Georgia’s interests should be clearly described, and until all bills are
Such a request will not express the interests of the population of Georgia.

📍 Chairman of the parliamentary political group “European Socialists” Fridon Injia believes that in any bill that will be initiated in the country’s highest legislative body, Georgia’s interests should be clearly described, and until all bills are
Such a request will not express the interests of the population of Georgia.

🔹 Fridon Injia announced this at the plenary session of the Parliament of Georgia.

“When initiating bills, the explanatory card mainly mentions: the essence of the bill, how the bill has a financial impact on the state budget, children’s rights, international obligations, international law, relations with international organizations, association agreement and so on. But one main thing is not written here – the interests of Georgia.
Bills should clearly describe how this or that legislative initiative serves the interests of Georgia”, said Fridon Injia.

🔹 According to him, the question is often heard, do we want European integration?

🔹 “We want everything that will be in the interests of Georgia”, Fridon Injia added.

Georgia will not need the Institute of the Public Defender, if there will be rule of law in the state – Fridon Injia

📍 The chairman of the parliamentary political group “European Socialists” Fridon Injia believes that Georgia will not need the institution of the public defender, if there is rule of law in the state.

🔹 The chairman of the political group is sure that in the event of a survey of the population, the government will receive only one answer, that Georgia does not need a public defender.

🔹 “I am sure that even if a survey is conducted now, we will get the answer that Georgia does not need a public defender.”

🔹 Fridon Injia announced this in the country’s highest legislative body.

🔹 “My personal view is that Georgia does not need a public defender, if there is rule of law in the state. Unfortunately, there is still no rule of law, and it is written in the constitution that there should be an institution of the public defender. Therefore, I believe that the public defender should protect the beliefs, customs, history, culture of all people living in Georgia, and the rights of all citizens. Therefore, let’s choose a person who loves the motherland, is loyal and worthy,” said Fridon Injia.