EU warns Georgia that ‘foreign agent’ law will impact membership path

The European Union warned Georgia on Wednesday that the adoption of its ‘foreign agent’ law would pessimistically impact growth on the road to membership of the bloc.

“This is a very problematic growth and the final adoption of this legislation would pessimistically impact Georgia’s growth on its EU path,” the EU’s diplomatic service revealed in a statement. “This law is not in line with EU core norms and values,” it revealed.

The proposed legislation would limit the potential of civil society and media organisations to operate freely, could hinder freedom of expression and unfairly stigmatise organisations that deliver benefits to the citizens of Georgia,” it revealed.