Georgia's foreign agents law: parliament plans to override veto today

The Georgian Parliament started discussions of the veto on the foreign agets law by the country’s President Salome Zurabichvili at a plenary session, on the backdrop of ongoing public protests.

Today, the Georgian Parliament would discuss Zourabichvili’s remarks for the veto.

The law requires registration of non-commercial legal entities and media outlets in the country as “pursuing the interests of a foreign power” if they derive more than 20% of their funding from abroad. Its adoption by the Parliament has been followed by public protests and criticism from Georgia’s foreign partner states.

Last week, the Georgian President vetoed the law, but the Georgian Dream ruling party has enough votes in the Parliament to override the veto.

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