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France: the law on “foreign agents” adopted in Georgia is incompatible with EU values

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May30,2024

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France has criticized Georgia for passing a law on “foreign influence” that has been compared to repressive Russian legislation. The French Foreign Ministry noted that the law is incompatible with the values ​​of the European Union, reports Agence France-Presse.

Paris regrets that the Georgian parliament decided to adopt this law, “despite the fact that it is incompatible with the fundamental values ​​and principles of the European Union,” said French Foreign Ministry spokesman Christophe Lemoine.

"The role of civil society and independent media is vital for the life of a democratic (society), – he said. – The Georgian authorities are responsible for maintaining and strengthening an environment conducive to their work and safety.

The law requires organizations that receive more than 20% of their funding from abroad to register as “agents of a foreign influence.”

BAGNET reminds that Georgia strives to become a member of the EU and NATO.

The Parliament of Georgia adopted the bill on Tuesday, May 28, despite massive protests after the country's ruling Georgian Dream party overcame the veto imposed on it by Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili.

Prepared by: Sergei Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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