At the plenary session of the Parliament of Georgia, the deputies discussed the need to protect the indigenous Georgian languages – Megruli, Svanuri, Lazuri and Tsova-Tushuri at the state level, on which the chairman of the parliamentary political group “European Socialists” Fridon Injia stated his position.

📍 At the plenary session of the Parliament of Georgia, the deputies discussed the need to protect the indigenous Georgian languages – Megruli, Svanuri, Lazuri and Tsova-Tushuri at the state level, on which the chairman of the parliamentary political group “European Socialists” Fridon Injia stated his position.
🔷 The chairman of the political group, after the beginning of the work of the parliament of the tenth convocation, repeatedly raised the issue before the legislative body, both at the plenary session and at the committee discussions, about the preservation of the ancient and UNESCO-protected Georgian languages. In this regard, Fridon Injia proposed his own initiatives to the government.
🔷 At today’s session, the deputy noted that the indigenous Georgian languages are facing the danger of being lost, which is unacceptable, given that these languages nurture the Georgian language and are a part of Georgia’s identity.
🔷 It should be noted that at the session of the Parliament on February 22, 2024, unprecedentedly in the course of parliamentary history, as an exception, depending on the importance of the topic, the speeches on this issue were held in Maghreb, Svan and Georgian languages.
🔷 “It’s a happy day for me. I’m not going to start talking in a bad way here, however, I’m not that bad. Because the Maghrelian language is my mother tongue – “Nanash Ninae” – (mother’s language), with which I learned the language.
🔷 It’s very interesting and I want to say a big thank you to my colleagues – Ana Tsitlidze for her attitude, for her brave speech and for voicing the truth that had to be said. Also, to Mr. Gubaz Sanikidze for the historical analysis he made from the tribune about the indigenous corners of Georgia and the historical diversity of Kartvelian languages.
🔷 Will the Maghrian language be lost? Will the Svan language be lost? Georgian language will protect us.
🔷 Maghrian and Svan languages nourish the Georgian language. However, today the Georgian language also has a big problem.
🔷 My initiative does not need a big solution. Nor is the law acceptable. This can be freely decided by the Ministry of Education.
🔷 To a certain extent, I have prepared this topic and worked on the issue of what the Ministry of Education should do. In particular, those who would like to include the basic teaching of Georgian languages in the curriculum in schools and other educational institutions, even in specific regions, but this initiative cannot be implemented without the help of the state. – said the deputy.
🔷 Fridon Injia in his speech focused on the need to implement the law on the Georgian language, which is violated today in some cases. In particular, this refers to the sending of phone messages by state agencies not in the Georgian alphabet, but in the Latin script.
🔷 “Today, the Maghrian and Svan languages can really be saved. A Georgian table will not pass without singing a Georgian song. This is our life. The Maghrian language is a very big language in its greatness.
🔷 In the Maghrian language, such definitions and words with a deep meaning have been preserved and preserved, which can rarely be found elsewhere.
🔷 Karian language is also in a difficult situation. The state institution writes and sends the message in Latin letters. The law on “Georgian language” is not implemented. This should be one of the main tasks of the parliament.” – Fridon Injia believes.

The speech of the chairman of the parliamentary political group “European Socialists” Fridon Injia at the plenary session of the Parliament, where the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia Shalva Papuashvili presented the annual report.

📍 The speech of the chairman of the parliamentary political group “European Socialists” Fridon Injia at the plenary session of the Parliament, where the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia Shalva Papuashvili presented the annual report.
🔷 The chairman of the political group assessed Papuashvili’s speech and his activities as the chairman of the parliament as a discovery of last year for the “Georgian Dream”.
🔷 The report you presented has a very big difference compared to last year, and I would say that Shalva Papuashvili is the discovery of last year for “Georgian Dream”. Everything was said in your speech, but there were certain errors, and I would like to draw your attention to some of these issues. – noted Fridon Injia.
🔷 According to the deputy, the government of Georgia should show a principled position in relation to issues related to the interests of the country and the state and should correctly analyze the consequences of making this or that decision.
🔷 In this context, Fridon Injia criticized the government and the legislative body regarding the adoption of the election code, as a result of which the work of the Central Election Commission practically came to a dead end and it was difficult for it to fully conduct its activities.
🔷 In this regard, the deputy demanded the government to take responsibility.
🔷 “There is an impression that the Venice Commission works only on Georgia throughout the world and in Europe. If not for us, the commission would not have a job.
🔷 I want to tell you that the recommendations of the Venice Commission are recommendations, not the constitution, not the law, not the handout from parents – do it like this…
🔷 Why am I saying this, there is a law that our party voted for, and it refers to the electoral code, where we thought that the norm that was adopted, and you – the majority, are to blame, that decisions are made with 100 votes, while the Prime Minister They appointed the minister, the general prosecutor with 76 votes and what happened to the appointment of the chairman of the CEC.
🔷 Why did you allow this? If you are in the majority, be kind enough to respond, you should have done so and now you are backing off. Everything that is happening now could have been avoided if you had taken a principled position from the beginning.
🔷 This applies not only to the CEC, but also to the members of the Council of Justice, etc.
🔷 During these almost 3 years, there was an imperfect election commission. How can the chairman of the CEC be at the tribune every 6 months and go through the approval-disapproval process.
Nevertheless, during these 3 years, there was not a single issue of principle in the Election Commission, which was problematic.
🔷 Absolutely all issues were resolved by mutual agreement. During this time, there was no disagreement as to how many local or intermediate elections were held.” – said the deputy
🔷 Regarding the 9 recommendations of the European Commission, on which the Parliament is systematically debating and discussions are held every week, according to Fridon Injia, the year 2030 has been named in connection with the expansion of the European Union. Accordingly, there are 6 more years ahead. From this, according to the MP, after 6 years most probably the recommendations presented today will no longer be relevant. All the more if we take into account the intensity with which the geopolitical situation in the world is changing. Therefore, the chairman of the political group appeals to the government to do its work only based on the interests of the country and the people.
🔷 “The European Commission provides us with recommendations from there, and the year 2030 has been named for acceptance and membership, that is, we have 6 years ahead of us.
🔷 Therefore, we can make these 9 recommendations during this time, and I doubt that at the end of 6 years, or even 5 years, the recommendations from the European Commission will be the same as today. Like the EU, things are changing around the world especially lately. Therefore, no one knows what will be left of these 9 recommendations at the end of 6 years.
🔷 Therefore, we should do our work, which is principled and necessary for the country”. – said Fridon Injia.
🔷 In his speech, the chairman of the political group focused on the fact that the government did not respond to the letters sent by the opposition parties, which, in his opinion, is unacceptable, and in this regard they can take an example from the new Prime Minister, Irakli Kobakhidze, who gives qualified and convincing answers to all questions.
🔷 According to the chairman of the political group, it is necessary for the government to devote a significant amount of time to the adoption of the law on defamation. Also, the issue of transparency of financing of non-governmental organizations should be placed on the agenda again, and in general they should act only in the interests of the country.
🔷 “The slander, which flows like a torrent, is a component of the plan developed by the National Movement and the openly, indirectly and secretly acting parties, their satellite non-governmental organizations and their TV stations. To achieve the plan,Anything is allowed:
🔷 It will be a declaration of war, or the destruction and loss of our territories once again;
🔷 Severing all kinds of economic contacts with our neighboring countries, including Russia, while Europe and America trade and see billions of dollars in mutual benefits from relations with these countries, and it does not matter what economic losses our country will receive;
🔷 All state projects, which we consider profitable for the state, are unacceptable for those groups, which in many cases are financed from the West. Now Taiwan has been added to this, which tells us how bad China is.
In the last period, Ms. Salome Zurabishvili, who was called our president, was involved with all her strength.
🔷 The government should stand up to all this and the Parliament has a big role in this.
🔷 What dangers is our country facing today? I will tell you the main thing:
🔷 Warriors who may return to Georgia from Ukraine. Their employment will be if they adapt to this reality. When a man goes to war for several years, it has a great impact on him. Our government should be ready for this. I think I’m making a point… especially at the end of the year.
🔷 I fully share the position of my colleagues, Mrs. Rima Beradze and Mr. Lado Kakhadze, regarding defamation and misinformation, because this is a demand not only of parliamentarians, but also of a large part of our healthy-thinking population.
🔷 Slanders and the spread of misinformation have become more and more widespread, and this raises the controversy and polarization even higher.
🔷 We can expect destabilizing actions such as subversive acts and so on. Let’s remember the 14 kilograms of explosives that were traveling on the territory of Georgia. Thank God, we survived, and the population was not harmed.
🔷 What would I like?
🔷 The parliament should return to the adoption of the draft law, which refers to the transparency of the financing of non-governmental organizations, which is being discussed in the European Union and in a number of countries. We should not receive information about the funding of these organizations from other countries and from various hidden sources. It should be transparent to the entire population, who breathes what.
🔷 The end of cohabitation and the creation of a temporary investigative commission regarding the events of the August 2008 war, where many things will be revealed, and many things will be put to rest.” – Fridon Injia believes.

questions of the chairman of the parliamentary political group “European Socialists” Fridon Injia to the Minister of Finance Lasha KhutsishviliMinister of Finance Lasha Khutsishvili was listened to in the “Minister’s Hour” format at the plenary session of the Parliament of Georgia.

📍 questions of the chairman of the parliamentary political group “European Socialists” Fridon Injia to the Minister of Finance Lasha Khutsishvili
Minister of Finance Lasha Khutsishvili was listened to in the “Minister’s Hour” format at the plenary session of the Parliament of Georgia.

🔷 “What is your vision regarding the creation of a digital bank?”

🔷 Certain countries are already working in this direction, and it is possible that the digital bank will be relatively accessible to the population on preferential terms and it will regulate the monopoly that exists in the banking sector today. – said Fridon Injia in his question.

🔷 The chairman of the political group once again drew attention to the need to create one state bank in the country. According to him, if the government cannot make a decision to create one state bank, maybe it will be possible to create a digital bank, which will really be able to solve the current problems in the banking system and the absence of banking monopoly.
“I made a statement several times and appealed to the government to create at least one state bank where the state will have a control package of at least 51%. Among the exemplary countries are the United States of America and China. There are 4 state banks in China. That is, there was something acceptable and interesting for the state. I would say that China is in the first place in the world in terms of its development in many different ways. If the creation of a state bank does not work out, what do you think about the creation of a digital bank?” said the MP.

🔷 The chairman of the political group also asked the Minister of Finance whether it is possible for Georgia to cooperate with other international financial institutions, which are created as a result of large-scale geopolitical changes in today’s world, in parallel with the IMF.

🔷 “Traditionally, we are focused on the currency fund. Today, the political situation in the world is changing so rapidly that new financial opportunities are being created.

🔷 How do you think it is possible for Georgia to simultaneously cooperate with the international financial organization BRICS Bank, which was created by such countries as China, India, Brazil, the African Republic and Russia, and other leading countries of the world were added to their ranks”. – said Fridon Injia.

🔷 On the other hand, the Minister of Finance Lasha Khutsishvili said that the National Bank has taken some steps regarding the digital bank. Quite important reforms are being carried out. Naturally, these initiatives have appropriate support from the Government of Georgia.

🔷 “If I remember correctly, several licenses have been issued by the state in this direction.

🔷 Accordingly, it is possible to discuss in detail the framework in which the mentioned banking institutions fall.

🔷 More specifically, I think that on Friday the Acting President of the National Bank, Natia Turnava, will present information in the “interpellation format” to the Parliament of Georgia in connection with the digital bank. – said Lasha Khutsishvili.

The speech of the chairman of the parliamentary political group “European Socialists” Fridon Injia at the plenary session of the Parliament in the format of a political debate.

📍 The speech of the chairman of the parliamentary political group “European Socialists” Fridon Injia at the plenary session of the Parliament in the format of a political debate.

🔷 First of all, I want to congratulate you all on the success of our Georgian athletes Merab Dvalishvili and Ilia Topuria, which gave Georgia great joy and pride. We are a small nation and we have the strongest weightlifter in the world, Lasha Talakhadze.

🔷 The artificially invented requirements and conditions of the European Union, which have become the cause of speculation and instability in the country for years, I want to tell everyone that our well-wishers in Europe can take an example of courage, strength, tolerance, purposefulness and fighting ability from us. A clear example of this is the history of our indigenous nation.

🔷 One of the main requirements of the 9-point condition of the European Union is the fight against disinformation and defamation. Citizens of Georgia – statesmen and politicians – have repeatedly become victims of misinformation and slander. Therefore, I believe that it is precisely in our country that these insulting and defamatory actions should be put to an end, if the targeted campaign should be regulated and prevented once and for all at the legislative level.

🔷 Isn’t it slander when Georgian government is called Russian? or other anti-government statements that I think should be banned.

🔷 Ms. Salome’s statement that we should expect Russia to interfere in our parliamentary elections, what does this mean? Does this statement mean to facilitate and speed up the opening of the second front in Georgia? It is a provocative statement for both the Russian side and the Georgian government.

🔷 Is this grist to the mill of those radical forces in Russia and provokes those who occupied 20 percent of the territory of Georgia?! With which forces “National Movement” acted and alienated the lands of Georgia in 2008 in such a close and coordinated manner. They are still closely connected with these forces.

🔷 Does the opening of the second front (what does it matter, who will open the second front, the side of Georgia or the side of Russia?) mean shedding blood in Georgia and turning Georgian cities and villages into Nazareth? A clear example of this is the events in Ukraine.

🔷 Do such statements mean provoking tension and unrest in Georgia?
Should we think about Ms. Salome’s anti-state statements made during her anti-constitutional trip? Was the statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland about the release of the criminal Saakashvili, which was met so calmly by Mrs. Salome, pre-arranged?

🔷 I cannot call the statements of the President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili anything else, which she has been deliberately making against Georgia for at least the last two years.

🔷 I believe that all his statements are anti-state, anti-national, and his so-called trips abroad are directly aimed at discrediting the Georgian state and government.

🔷 Based on all these actions, the only thing left is for the Georgian people to prohibit Salome Zurabishvili from crossing the border of Georgia in order to prevent anti-state actions, especially if we take into account that the Constitutional Court has already accused the country’s president of violating the Supreme Law of Georgia, the Constitution.

🔷 Unfortunately, this decision of the Constitutional Court does not provide for leaving the state, although I know that it is impossible to implement it in this situation. I think that not only Mrs. Salome should think, but all those who are planning to gather in the so-called “New Fanchaturi”.

Fridon Injia’s speech at the meeting of the Joint Committee

📍 Within the framework of the new governmental changes in the Parliament of Georgia, at the joint session of 4 committees (Legal Issues, Human Rights Protection and Civil Integration, Defense and Security, and Procedural Issues and Rules), candidates for the Ministry of Defense, Justice, Internal Affairs, and Reconciliation and Civil Equality listened to the candidates who The government program was presented at the meeting of the committees.
🔷 According to Fridon Injia, if the government of the country had believed the rhetoric of the representatives of the radical opposition parties, the state would have been involved in the war today. Therefore, the political steps and state approach that the government has shown in this difficult period are to be appreciated.
🔷 “I want to thank the government for the fact that there is peace in Georgia. Peace, which led to the economic progress that exists in Georgia today. I want to emphasize the fact that the current economic indicator in Georgia is ahead of many European countries and even our neighborhood.” – said Fridon Injia.
🔷 At the meeting of the committee, the MP addressed Vakhtang Gomelauri, the candidate for the position of Minister of Internal Affairs, and noted that the legislation on the issue of fighting drug addiction in Georgia is somewhat liberal.
🔷 “What is your vision regarding the fight against drug addiction, should the legislation against drug addiction be tightened?” I think the situation in this regard is much better in our neighboring countries, especially in Asian countries. I think that according to this point of view, our legislation is somewhat liberal.” – said Fridon Injia.
🔷 The chairman of the political group believes that the existing justice houses, where various innovative services have been implemented, are exemplary in the world.
🔷 “The areas of service introduced in the Houses of Justice are a great finding and exemplary.” – noted the deputy.
🔷 As for the new candidate for the Ministry of Defense, Irakli Chikovani, as Fridon Injia said, if we rely on the past life and experience of Irakli Chikovani, it is impossible to make a negative assessment regarding his candidacy for the position of the Minister of Defense.
🔷 The deputy appealed to Irakli Chikovani with a request to focus his attention on the issues of infrastructure at certain military bases and the establishment of order in this area in general.
🔷 On the other hand, Vakhtang Gomelauri, the candidate for the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in response to Fridon Injia’s question, noted that it is not enough to tighten the legislation in relation to the problem of drug addiction, a complex approach and appropriate work is necessary for this matter.