Lipavský: Georgia “foreign agents” law spells move away from EU membership

The Czech minister of foreign affairs, Jan Lipavský, says Georgia’s adoption of a Russian-style law on so-called foreign agents will damage civil society in the country and therefore impact its democracy and the rule of law.

The Czech foreign policy chief said on social media on Wednesday that Georgia had begun to move away from EU membership thanks to this legislation and comments by ruling party officials.

Mr. Lipavský said Czechia condemned the Tbilisi government’s use of violence against demonstrators in recent weeks.

Author: Ian Willoughby