Today: Wednesday, 21 February 2024 year

The Parliament of Georgia adopted the bill on foreign agents in the first reading.

The Parliament of Georgia adopted the bill on foreign agents in the first reading.

On Tuesday, the Parliament of Georgia by a majority vote passed the bill on foreign agents in the first reading, despite protests from the opposition, footage of the session of the legislative body was broadcast live by Georgian television companies.

The bill was supported by 76 deputies.

“Seventy-six deputies are in favor, 13 are against,” Parliament Speaker Shalva Papuashvili said at the plenary session.


Earlier, the Georgian parliament received a draft law on the transparency of foreign influence, according to which it is proposed to create in the country a register of non-governmental organizations, media and entities receiving funding from a foreign state.

Representatives of the ruling Georgian Dream party, who represent the parliamentary majority, told reporters that they intended to support the new bill, and if President Salome Zurabishvili vetoed it, the deputies would try to overcome it.

Oppositionists believe that the bill alienates the country from the European Union. Protests are taking place outside the parliament building on Tuesday.