EU warns Georgia of consequences over foreign agents law

Maria Novoselova / Vestnik Kavkaza

EU Ambassador to Georgia Paweł Herczyński highlighted the ongoing “difficult period” in the relationship between Georgia and the bloc following adoption of a law on transparency of foreign influence by the Georgian Parliament.

According to Herczyński, the EU would next week decide “consequences” if the law was enacted.

“The European Union will discuss the consequences, discussions will happen first at the level of foreign ministers, and several days later at the level of the leaders. So the presidents and prime ministers will discuss and decide what measures we will take in response to those events in Georgia”, Herczyński said.

The foreign agents law was supported by 84 MPs in the 150-member Parliament, with 30 voting against, and requires the groups “considered to be an organisation pursuing the interests of a foreign power” to be registered in the public registry with the status and publicise their received funding.

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