16 June 2024,   01:18
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Ministers will assess the situation in Georgia, it is clear that the Government is moving away from the European path, the ministers must decide how to act – Borrell

The Council of Foreign Affairs of the European Union will be held in Brussels, which will be chaired by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell. Among other issues, the issue of Georgia will be discussed.

“The ministers will assess the situation in Georgia, it is clear that the Georgian government is moving away from the European path and the ministers must decide how to act. This will be the initial assessment of the situation at the ministerial level”, - said Josep Borrell ahead the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels.

“The position of the Swedish government is clear. The current situation in Georgia is very disturbing and we do not want to see the adoption of a law directed against non-governmental organizations that are labeled as foreign agents. This is unacceptable because it mirrors the legislation that already exists in Russia. It is actually the model. It will be unacceptable if the law is adopted. This should be a clear message from the EU, both from the Council and the Commission, that if the law is adopted, it means a change in relations.

The majority of the population of Georgia wants close relations with the EU.

They are not in favor of this bill, which was shown in the demonstrations held in Tbilisi and other cities of Georgia. So, we should be on the side of the Georgian people”, - added Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billström.

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