20 May 2024,   07:51
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This law, if passed, will not help Georgia get closer to the EU - Herczyński on the draft law “On Transparency of Foreign Influence”

This law, if adopted, will not help Georgia to get closer to the European Union. Such a statement made today the EU Ambassador to Georgia, while talking about the draft law “On Transparency of Foreign Influence”.

“As you all mentioned, the EU reacted very quickly to the introduction of the draft law. Within 24 hours, on April 4, the spokesperson of the EU High Representative for Foreign Policy and Security issued a statement.

Yesterday evening, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, stated his position and I think his position is loud and clear. This law, if adopted, will not help Georgia get closer to the European Union, on the contrary, it will cause complications, because this law clearly does not comply with the norms and values of the EU.

I am a foreign diplomat. It’s not my role both to advise to the Georgian government or any other political party in Georgia.

It’s for the Georgians to decide what future do they want for their country. My role is to present what European Union membership would mean for Georgia, what benefits it would bring to Georgian people, and also to present the consequences of different decisions that are taken here in Georgia.

But the decisions should be taken in Georgia, by the Georgians and in Georgian, not with the participation of foreigners, and I think that the Georgian people have fought for this for many generations in order to be fully independent and to decide about their future by themselves and not by anyone’s”, - said Paweł Herczyński.

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