Georgian Parliament Speaker asks Venice Commission President for legal opinions about several documents on EU priorities fulfilment

The letter to the President of the Commission also said that the Georgian side “greatly appreciated” the “helpful” cooperation with the body in this process and emphasised the European Commission as the country’s partner “along the road”. Photo via Parliament of Georgia, 23 Sep 2023 - 15:37, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Parliament Speaker Shalva Papuashvili on Saturday said he had addressed Claire Bazy Malaurie, the President of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, with a request for legal opinions on several documents aimed at fulfilling the European Union’s priorities for Georgia to receive its membership candidate status.

Papuashvili said Georgia “has been implementing the EU recommendations since July 2022, following the European Council’s decision to grant Georgia a European perspective” and noted Georgia’s institutions, led by the Parliament, “made significant progress in adopting legislative changes and implementing policy reforms that further consolidated democracy and solidified the European agenda”.