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The Georgian President announces a veto of the law on “foreign agents”

May 18, 2024

Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili said that she had vetoed the law on “foreign agents” that had been previously passed by the parliament. She said this during a briefing.


Earlier, Zurabishvili emphasized that the document does not comply with European values and distances Georgia from Europe.

“Today, I vetoed the ‘Russian law’, which contradicts our Constitution and European standards and thus is an obstacle on our European path,” the Georgian president said.

After the veto, the law will be submitted to parliament. The document is not subject to any changes and should be repealed.

As a reminder, the Georgian parliament passed the law on “foreign agents” on May 14, despite massive public protests. People had long opposed the law, but the parliament did not take their opinion into account and voted for it anyway.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 19/05/2024

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