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Georgian president vetoes “foreign agents” law – POLITICO

TBILISI — The Georgian government’s plans to brand Western-funded NGOs, media and campaign groups as “foreign agents” were rejected by the country’s president on Saturday, but the ruling party pledged to enact them despite widespread public protests and international outcry.

Speaking at a news conference in the capital Tbilisi on Saturday, President Salome Zurabishvili confirmed she had vetoed the bill – which was awaiting her signature after passing parliament earlier this week. Critics say the proposals, which would apply to organizations that receive more than 20 percent of their funding from abroad, are similar to those used by the Kremlin to suppress dissent in Russia.

“This law is, in its essence, in its spirit, a Russian law, which contradicts our constitution and all European norms, and constitutes an obstacle to the European path,” Zurabishvili said.

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Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe. Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
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