Secretary of the
Venice Commission answers questions on the law on political unions of citizens
reply to questions by Georgian journalists the Secretary of the Venice
Commission, Thomas Markert, noted that the text of the Law on Political Union of
Citizens adopted by the Georgian parliament included a number of significant
amendments in comparison with the text submitted to the Venice Commission. These
amendments contained additional restrictions on party financing. He was not able
to assess whether these restrictions were positive or negative since this would
require an in-depth examination of the adopted text by the Venice Commission
which had not taken place.
The Commission will be informed on the follow-up to the adopted opinion on the
draft law on Political Union of Citizens (CDL-AD(2011)044rev) at the next
plenary session in March.
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