On Friday, the Venice Commission recommended that Ukraine postpone the implementation of the so-called anti-oligarchic law, which the European Commission identified as one of the criteria for Kyiv's further movement into the European Union.
This was reported by the Minister of Justice Denys Malyuska.
Malyuska reminded that the European Commission put forward a condition for the adoption of "anti-oligarchic" legislation for Georgia, and "Venetsianka" criticized it because of the proposed individual approach.
"Ukrainian oligarchs expected that the same thing would happen with the Ukrainian law on oligarchs: there would be devastating criticism that would lead to the fact that the law would simply be buried and this would delay the start of negotiations on joining the EU. I will say right away: this did not happen," he added. .
After discussions with "Venetsianka" specialists, Malyuska added, they decided that the Ukrainian "anti-oligarchic" law does not violate the rights of oligarchs, like the Georgian one, but recommended that Ukraine postpone its implementation in view of the war.
"The fact is that the war significantly changes the balance of power in Ukraine, significantly reduces the influence of oligarchs - this is both the destruction of their enterprises and the functioning of state authorities during the war. Therefore, it is extremely difficult to properly assess the impact of the law on oligarchs on the political and legal system ", he explained.
The minister promised that the "pause" in the dialogue with the Venice Commission "will not last long".