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AlJazeeraEnglish | What does Georgia's foreign influence bill mean for its aspirations to join the EU? | Inside Story ...


Georgia’s Parliament has signed off on a controversial bill – sparking outrage in the capital. In April, the government announced it was reviving legislation that would require media and non-government organisations to register themselves as foreign agents if they receive more than 20% of their funding from abroad. That led to weeks of mass demonstrations. The government says the law is needed to promote transparency and preserve sovereignty. But critics say the bill drives Georgia closer to Russia. How will it affect the country's hopes of joining the European Union? Presenter: Tom McRae Guests: Hans Gutbrod - Professor of Public Policy, Illia State University, Georgia. Ketevan Shoshiashvili - Senior researcher with Transparency International. Dachi Imedadze- Campaign Strategist, SHAME Movement. Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ Check out our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/aljazeeraenglish/ Download AJE Mobile App: https://aje.io/AJEMobile #Georgia #Tbilisi #GeorgiaProtests #GeorgiaForeignAgentBill #GeorgiaForeignAgentLaw #GeorgianMedia #GeorgiaParliament #RussianLaw #NoToRussianLaw #TbilisiProtests #GeorgiaIsEurope #StandWithGeorgianPeople #HappeningNow #Batumi #Kutaisi

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