NATO Shows Concern About Draft Law Passed In First Reading In Georgia

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 19. NATO is concernedabout the draft law "On transparency of foreign influence" adoptedin the first reading in the Georgian Parliament, NATO DeputyAssistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs and SecurityPolicy and Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central AsiaJavier Colomina said on X, Trend reports.

"It is key for Georgia ,as a NATO aspirant, to have the right framework to ensure mediafreedom and civil society participation," the publicationreads.

The NATO representative added that the draft is a step backwardand does not further Euro-Atlantic integration.

On April 17, the Georgian Parliament adopted the draft law "Ontransparency of foreign influence" in the first reading.

According to information, a total of 83 MPs voted 'in favor'.Deputies from opposition factions left the meeting room.

The draft law stipulates that NGOs and media funded from abroadshould be registered in a special register and fill out adeclaration annually.

The draft law "On transparency of foreign influence" needs to bepassed in three readings to enter into force.

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