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Georgians hold up flags during a demonstration in Tbilisi against the bill put forward by the government. Photo: Zurab Tsertsvadze / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 11.05.2024 11:23:59

War and conflicts: – We are deeply concerned about a democratic relapse in Georgia, writes US national security adviser Jake Sullivan on X Saturday.

The Georgian government has put forward a bill that would require organizations and businesses that receive more than 20 percent of their funding from abroad to register as foreign agents.

“Georgian parliamentarians face a critical choice whether to support the Euro-Atlantic ambitions of the Georgian people, or pass a Kremlin-style law on foreign agents, which goes against democratic values,” says Sullivan.

The European Commission’s director for enlargement Gert Jan Koopman has said that the law could create obstacles to Georgia’s EU application if the law is adopted.

Thousands of Georgians have demonstrated against the proposal, demanding that the government withdraw it.

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