The EU is developing its own law on foreign agents
The European Union has begun developing its own law on foreign agents. This was reported by Politico, citing sources.
As noted in the publication, the law will require public organizations to disclose the sources of their funding, which comes from outside the EU. The publication emphasizes that a quick adoption of the normative act should not be expected. The development of the law is at an early stage and will not be completed until May this year.
The Politico edition notes a significant increase in the number of cases of outside interference in the internal processes of the European Union. Examples include alleged cyberattacks from Russia and grants that China allocates to public organizations. It is argued that they should change the discourse on human rights.
Recall that after the entry into force of the Russian law on foreign agents, the European Union has repeatedly criticized the government of the Russian Federation. According to European officials, this law violates human rights.
It should be noted that some time ago the Parliament of Georgia tried to adopt the law on foreign agents. Because of this, riots broke out in the country, and the bill was withdrawn.
Nevertheless, the US State Department managed to announce that they would impose sanctions on Tbilisi if the law on foreign agents, which Washington calls Russian, is adopted.
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