The Bureau, presided by the Speaker, Archil Talakvadze discussed the plenary agenda and the new legislative initiatives.
The Speaker informed MPs about the meeting with the CoE Secretary General stating that CoE affirms intact support to our territorial integrity and the positive agenda. “Territorial integrity of Georgia and sovereignty are strongly supported by the CoE Secretary General. She underlined that progress and reforms in Georgia are due perceived and valued”, - the Speaker noted.
He stressed the fact discussed at the meeting that Georgia is to assume presidency of CoE in November, which is recognition of progress achieved.
“Georgia is to soon assume presidency of the CoE, which implies support to the reforms upheld and the progress we have achieved in human rights, rule of law and democracy terms. It is a new opportunity for us. The 6-month period is going to be very important for Georgia to louder and braver introduce to the agenda the issues, constituting the concern of our society first of all, and the issues important for European society and CoE member states”, - the Speaker stated.
At the meeting with the CoE Secretary General, they dwelt on the capacity building of the Parliament, CoE-Georgia cooperation agenda, situation on occupied territories and provocations by Russian Federation.
The current week plenary agenda includes important issues.
MPs are to discuss more than 70 issues, including the draft Constitutional Law on Changes to the Constitution concerning the upcoming Parliamentary elections.
The agenda also includes: the draft Resolution on Termination of Authority Ahead of Time for MP Vano Zardiashvili; the bills for the III reading on: Bookkeeping Accounting, Reporting and Audit; Culture; Code of Administrative Offenses; the bills for the II reading on: Energy and Water Supply; Water Users’ Organizations; draft organic law on Common Courts etc.
Within the Ministerial Hour, MPs will hear the Economic Minister Natia Turnava and the Labor Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze.
The Bureau discussed the bill by the European Georgia Factions on Elections in the Supreme Council of Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia, envisaging the Supreme Council to be elective. The bill regulates election-related issues, rights and guarantees of the runners etc. According to the Legal Issues Department, it shall be regulated in case of initiation of the Constitutional Law and on this basis, through introduction of the changes to the Constitution of Abkhazia AR. The Bureau opted to return the bill to the initiators for due changes.