Georgia’s president has vetoed the controversial “Russian law”. But Parliament can overrule them.

As expected, Georgia’s President Salome Zurabishvili has vetoed the controversial “Russian law” passed by parliament. The president, who is considered pro-European, described the law, which critics believe could be used to harass civil society in a similar way to Russia, on Saturday as “Russian in its essence and spirit”. However, your veto can be overruled by Parliament. Georgia has had candidate status in the EU since the end of last year.

The law on restricting foreign influence on civil society in Georgia was passed in third reading by the parliament in Tbilisi at the beginning of the week, despite weeks of massive protests by tens of thousands of people in Tbilisi. Zurabishvili said the law “contradicts our constitution and all European standards and therefore represents an obstacle on our European path.”

The governing majority of the Georgian Dream party approved the controversial law on Tuesday. It is intended to limit foreign influence on non-governmental organizations. Accountability will be tightened for aid organizations and independent media that receive more than 20 percent of their money from abroad.

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