The Georgian Parliament’s Permanent Council on Open and Transparent Governance adopted a Concept aimed at promoting the implementation of commitment 3.1. of the Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan. The commitment involves publishing documents on the Parliament website in easy-to-use formats.
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) recently examined the completed and unfulfilled commitments under Georgia’s second Open Government Partnership Action Plan.
On the following link please find the summary of the case IDFI vs MIA. The article reviews decisions of Tbilisi City Court, Tbilisi Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia. All three instances of court held MIA responsible for disclosing information on salary supplements and bonuses received by high-ranking officials.
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and the company SECURE are launching a series of trainings titled Security Today.
Short reviews of IDFI's activities, with useful links and other materials are provided in the IDFI's April Newsletter.
Georgia has recently started working on its third Open Government Action Plan, while it has yet to complete the main commitments of the second one. The study presents the reasons why second Action Plan commitments were not met, possible consequences and recommendations to be considered in the future.
IDFI has been writing about offshore companies in Georgia for years. On April 19, 2016, the organization published another study on the topic titled Offshore Companies in Georgia – Risks and Recommendations. The study reviews the specific risks offshore companies pose in Georgia, including lack of accountability, Russian influence on the Georgian economy, money laundering, political pressure on business and tax evasion.
The meeting of the Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open and Transparent Governance and the Consultative Group was held on April 20. At the meeting amendments to the Parliamentary Rules of Procedure required for implementation of the Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan commitments were discussed.
IDFI published a study titled Offshore Companies in Georgia - Risks and Recommendations, which identifies the following risks offshore companies pose to Georgia: lack of accountability, Russian influence on Georgian economy, possibilities for money laundering, political pressure on business and tax evasion. The study ends with IDFI’s specific recommendations to the Chief Prosecutor's Office, the Parliament and the Government.
Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) participated in public consultation held in Marneuli on April 13. Representative of the Institute, Tamar Nadibaidze presented recommendations of IDFI for the OGP Action Plan 2016-2017.
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