PES supports proposal for cross-party political group fact finding mission to Georgia

12/02/2020

Georgia

The Party of European Socialists supports the proposal to send a fact-finding mission of MEPs from the main political families in the European Parliament to Georgia to further investigate the Ugulava case.

The invitation initially came from the Mayor of Tbilisi Kakha Kaladze, from the PES observer party Georgian Dream, after controversy created around the trial against Gigi Ugulava, leader of the party European Georgia, now in opposition.

PES President Sergei Stanishev said:

"We welcome this step to improve the transparency of the Georgian judicial system. A mission led by colleagues from the S&D and the EPP would greatly help scrutinise and assess the substance of this case and bring more clarity."