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Georgian Dream Violates Its Own Government Program by Introducing a Permit for the Cigar Bars

Georgian Dream Violates Its Own Government Program by Introducing a Permit for the Cigar Bars

The Government of Georgia violates its won program “Freedom, Fast Development and Wellbeing” (2016-2020) by introducing a permit of 15,000GEL for arrangement of cigar bars.

According to TV-program “Sakmis Kursi”, both pre-election and governmental program states that “moratorium will be announced on the introduction of new licenses and permits”.

“The moratorium will concern to any type of activity, except the imperative requirements, which is a subject of international agreements signed by Georgia,” the report reads.

However, there is nothing said about such imperative requirements and needs in the draft law on “Licenses and Permission Fees”. The authors are MPs Levan Koberidze and Kaki Zoidze.

According to the draft law, permit fee is 15,000 GEL for a period of 4 years for arrangement of cigar bar,” the draft bill reads, initiated by the Ministry of Health.

Enactment of the law is planned from May 1, 2018.