29 June 2022,   01:48
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EU is about the rule of law and a society free of corruption. Accordingly, it is precisely the UNM, the NGOs, Gvaramia, who are anti-EU - Kobakhidze

EU is about the rule of law and a society free of corruption. Accordingly, it is precisely the UNM, the NGOs, [Nika] Gvaramia, who are anti-EU. Such a statement made today the Chairman of the Georgian Dream.

“Everyone is well aware of the events surrounding Rustavi 2 TV over the past years. The television station was first forcibly taken away from its rightful owner and then, when they realized that the court would inevitably return it to its rightful owner, they “tossed it back” to the rightful owner, having robbed it first. Only the people who have a malicious, subjective political interest in the case can deem the legal confirmation of this fact unacceptable.

These people are the participants of the famous meeting in Bakuriani, the new Shulaveri Committee, the “party of war and betrayal”, for which injustice, the seizure of television stations, and the exertion of pressure on the court are acceptable practices. The National Movement, its satellite parties, its media outlets, NGOs, and foreign lobbyists are acting in concert against the rule of law, the judiciary, state institutions, and media outlets in order to retain at least a theoretical chance of political success in the future.

We cannot give these people the right to suspend the enforcement of the law, rob television stations, or exert pressure on the courts.

Finally, we must respond to the people who are trying to equate the non-punishment of Gvaramia with Georgia’s European prospects. It must be clearly stated in response that the European Union is not about corruption, robbery, and injustice – the European Union is precisely about the rule of law and a society free of corruption. Accordingly, it is precisely the National Movement, the NGOs, Gvaramia, and their foreign lobbyists who are, in their essence, anti-EU.

And, in any case, we will never be able to become members of the European family without the rule of law. Accordingly, our government will do everything in its power to protect the principle of the legal state, which is one of the most important European values”, - said Irakli Kobakhidze.

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