The Administration of the President of Georgia reports that Salome Zurabishvili will not support the bill drafted by People’s Power on foreign influence.
“This is a time when the initial evaluation of the implementation of the 12 recommendations of the European Commission is being prepared, when February 24 is close, for all three countries of the associated trio, making the question of their European future more and more urgent. And at this time one of Georgia’s political groups chooses to initiate a law which in content brings us closer to the vicious model of Russia, not Europe,” the statement reads.
“And this happens at a time when a delegation of American senators has arrived in the country! This cannot be a coincidence. A force has been working, that instead of strengthening Georgia’s European path, considers another path to be in Georgia’s interest.”
It is noted that the President of Georgia cannot support such legislation and prosecution of agents.
The draft law submitted to the Parliament by People’s Power envisions, “in order to ensure the transparency of foreign influence,” a register of agents of foreign influence be created, where non-commercial legal entities and media outlets will be registered if more than 20% of their income is financed by foreign forces.