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The United States condemned the adoption by the Georgian parliament of a law on “foreign agents”

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May29,2024

The United States condemned the adoption by the Georgian parliament of the law on

The United States condemned the actions of the Georgian parliament, which overcame the presidential veto on the bill on “foreign agents,” which, as Western countries state, was inspired by Russia.

Lawmakers voted for the bill that plunged the country into crisis and threatening its historically strong ties with the United States – main source of aid to Georgia.

"The United States condemns these actions, – State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said at a briefing. – It is regrettable that Georgia's leaders have decided to abandon the steps needed to develop Georgia and move the country in the western direction that its people want..

The EU notes that the adopted law will hinder the aspirations Georgia to join the bloc.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators regularly gather in the center of Tbilisi to demonstrate against the adopted law and the ruling Georgian Dream party.

The law obliges organizations receiving more than 20 % of funding from abroad, register as "agents of foreign influence".

BAGNET reminds that last week Washington introduced new visa restrictions for Georgia and began a review of bilateral cooperation .

Prepared by: Sergey 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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