Georgian parliament adopted a law on compatriots
Today, the Georgian parliament adopted the draft law "On those living abroad and the diaspora" on third reading. As explained by "Georgia-News", adopted law regulates the legal status and benefits of those living abroad Georgian compatriots.
A new law must become effective starting from March 1, 2012. The state budget implies an additional item of expenditure which will be used for the education of those compatriots who have received the appropriate legal status.
Under the new law, after assignment of such legal status, those living abroad would receive 30-day free visa to their homeland. They will also be eligible to recieve citizenship of Georgia with a 25 percent discount. In addition, the holders of this status would be able to apply for free education in universities and schools of Sakartvelo.
In Georgia, a competition for the design of certification for compatriots is already launched.