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Why does the EU find the foreign agent law in Georgia against their values?

There is quite a practice worldwide to name a law in a way only partially related to its content. The law has only little to do with the foreign influence. It is about the domestic opposition. https://...
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Why does the EU find the foreign agent law in Georgia against their values?

Because the current politicial situation in Georgia is that the law is about the Western (EU, UK, USA) agents and their organizations. No one wants that his costly built up "soft power" ...
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Why does the EU find the foreign agent law in Georgia against their values?

Because it restricts freedom of association and equates foreign funding with being an agent controlled by a foreign power. The Georgian draft bill is very similar to Russia's 2022 law that was ruled ...
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Why does the EU find the foreign agent law in Georgia against their values?

The EU is working towards an EU-wide civil society. National political parties are coming together in EU-wide party groupings. NGOs cross borders. That's an European value. If Georgia wants ...
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Why does the EU find the foreign agent law in Georgia against their values?

This proposed law has acquired a nickname in Georgia apparently: "the Russian Law". ‘No to the Russian law!’ Georgia protesters demand a ‘European future’ | Protests News | Al Jazeera Mass ...
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Why does the EU find the foreign agent law in Georgia against their values?

This may be tied to that the "agents" are not just asked to declare they funding on every paper they publish but also are being restricted in numerous other ways. It looks more like an ...
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Why is EU strategy dependent on US strategy?

The quote is in the context of handling the Russian threat. Many but not all EU member states are NATO member states. The EU has taken modest steps towards a joint military and security policy, but ...
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Why is EU strategy dependent on US strategy?

TLDR: Europe-without-USA is lacking much of the "secret sauce" that enables effective modern combined arms warfare. Straying away from focusing on the current crisis of the day in Ukraine......
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Why is EU strategy dependent on US strategy?

While EU and USA policies towards Russia are somewhat coordinated, this is not necessary because the USA has some big influence over the EU, or the EU has some big influence over the USA. As your ...
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Why has Turkey attached the EU accession condition late?

Turkey doesn't have the means to negotiate such a thing. It would attract U.S.'s ire and Turkey cannot afford to anger the United States. This is why they didn't make such an outrageous demand. ...
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