The working group on Parliament, President and Government of Georgia held the meeting with the doctor of law, Matthias Mering on “Budgetary authority of the Parliaments – the comparative analysis taking the Georgia context into account in particular”.
Dr. M. Mering introduced his work analyzing the Constitutional-legal frames of external and Parliamentary oversight. He emphasized current Parliamentary budgetary authority. He spoke about implementation of authority by the Parliament by means of tools and mechanisms, he touched upon the role of the Parliament, Budgetary Office and State Audit Service in this process.
The meeting was organized by GIZ program “Public Finance Management in South Caucasus”. The Chair of Legal Issues Committee, the member of the working group on General Provisions of the Constitutional and Revision of the Constitution, Vakhtang Khmaladze stated that GIZ has been closely and intensively cooperating with Georgian Government and the Parliament to work on the budgetary issues and legislative regulation thereof.
“Activities of the Parliament, Government and SAS are inter-connected when dealing with the budgetary process and the function and role of these institutions. The work overviews budgetary authorities of European Parliamentary Republics, their role in budget formation. The recommendations were issued for compliance of the budgetary authority of Georgian Parliament with the standards of the civilized world. In this regards, the Venice Commission and other international organizations have reiterated that the budgetary authority is extremely restricted requiring enlargement. I would like to express hope that the information will be further considered”.