17 August 2019,   22:34
Ivanishvili will not be able to take "Rustavi 2" - Opposition advises the Government to accept Strasbourg"s Decision without Interruption

The case of Rustavi 2 and the expectation of Strasbourg"s decision - the opposition does not exclude that the government will use the decision of the European Court to apply it to narrow party interests.
However, they say that despite the attempts of Bidzina Ivanishvili, the independent TV company will not get into his hands.
"The government will try to make interpretation of the context and say Kibar Khalvashi is a winner but Ivanishvili will not be able to take Rustavi 2", - One of the leaders, Gigi Ugulava says.
Nika Melia, one of the leaders of the National Movement, said that if Ivanishvili tried to interpret the decision of the Strasbourg court, he will have to pay a big political price.
"If the government, Ivanishvili and Gakharia decide to make a narrow-minded interpretation of Strasbourg"s decision, it will cost them a huge expensive political price," says Nika Melia. According to Levan Gogichaishvili, a former member of the parliamentary majority, "Rustavi 2" will remain and only the leadership may be replaced.
"Freedom of expression is more important than my personal attitude. "Rustavi 2" will be forever, the director may be changed but Rustavi 2 will always be a brand, "said Levan Gogichaishvili.
One of the leaders of the "Republican Party" Tamar Kordzaia says she is sure that the Strasbourg Court will not make a decision that will create a problem for the freedom of speech. The parliamentary majority says that the media was completely free during the Georgian Dream"s rule. According to them, the independent media is not endangered. The ruling team says they will act in accordance with the Strasbourg Court verdict