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Georgia set to approve ‘foreign agents’ law amid growing Western backlash

Posted on AllSides May 28th, 2024
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Despite weeks of widespread protests and international condemnation, Georgia is set to pass a law on Tuesday that would designate Western NGOs as “foreign agents” — likely incurring U.S. sanctions and destroying Tbilisi’s hopes of joining the EU.

As lawmakers prepare to cast their votes and demonstrators gather outside the parliament building, what happens next could decide the future of the South Caucasus country for years to come.

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