"The issue of deoligarhization is artificially introduced into the agenda of the day of Georgian politics, for the realization of personal narrow political goals". This was stated by the head of "European Socialists" Fridon Indzhiya at the meeting of the working group on judicial reform, which is headed by the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, Shalva Papuashvili.
The meeting of the working group on judicial reform is held periodically within the framework of the process initiated by the ruling party with the aim of implementing the 12 points of the recommendations of the European Commission.
At the meeting, which was devoted to the discussion of the question of deoligarhization, the current law on deoligarhization in Ukraine was presented as an example.
According to Fridon Indzhiya, it is absolutely unacceptable for Georgia to adopt the law according to which a person who has received the status of an oligarch does not have the right to appeal to the court.
"We say that deoligarhization is a practice, but that's not the case. No experience in this. There is no such practice in any European country. I believe that de-oligarhization to a certain extent also affects the constitutional rights of a person," the deputy noted at the meeting.
According to Indzhiy, he considers an oligarch to be an oligarch who «illegally obtained income from state funds and thus became wealthy. For example, an illegal or biased tender was conducted, or the antimonopoly legislation was not properly applied, or he did not fully describe his assets and hid something, or he abused his official position and influence. All this together can be defined as an oligarch.
"If a person earns money on the basis of healthy competition, in full compliance with the antimonopoly legislation, in that case it is wrong to call a person an oligarch and evaluate his actions as illegal, while not giving a chance to defend his rights in court, provided by his own Constitution," Indzhiya emphasized. .
The head of the political group believes that on the way to the democratic development of Georgia, it is very important that the flawless implementation of the already adopted laws is carried out.
"We adopted almost all the laws that are in force in the USA, Germany or other European states, but their observance is important, and it is precisely in this part that we have a problem. No control, neither from the prosecutor's office nor from our side. For example, when a minister comes to the Parliament, he can answer part of the questions, and not answer the other part at all, and so leave the Parliament, while nothing changes, because there is no control. There is no control over the implementation of the antimonopoly legislation. Antimonopoly service, prosecutor's office, court, all structures must be at the necessary level. Judicial processes are delayed for several years. The process can last 5 years, and during this time the person can die, and the issue can lose its relevance... Now we are going to take as a basis the law of Ukraine on deoligarhization, while not a single country has experience of applying such a law", — said Fridon Indzhiya.
The deputy does not agree with the opinion that the granting of EU candidate status to Ukraine was connected with the adoption of this law. According to the deputy, this was only a political decision, and Georgia is under other political pressure.
Fridon Indzhiya emphasized that the political group "European Socialists" will definitely take part in parliamentary law-making activities, including actively being involved in the work of various parliamentary working groups, but in no case will it allow the adoption of an anti-constitutional law that violates human rights.
"It is not permissible to accept any law at the request, pressure or coercion, and our political party will always oppose such actions", - stressed Indzhiya.