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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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What is Rishi Sunak's reasoning/incentive to talk of a hung parliament, rather than a Labour majority, right now?

Rishi Sunak's party performed badly in the local elections and is widely expected to do the same at a general election. He has to acknowledge this, but if he says "well, everyone, we're heading ...
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Has a party in the UK ever won parliament while losing the popular vote?

In 1951, the Conservatives took 321 seats with 13,717,851 votes while Labour took just 295 seats with 13,948,385 votes. That is, Labour had more votes but the Conservatives won more seats. It happened ...
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Why can't the UK water companies go bankrupt?

The basic fact about companies on the point of bankruptcy is that they are unable to pay their debts. The reason for this is simple and worth putting in bold: There is no more money. So what happens ...
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Why can't the UK water companies go bankrupt?

Part of the issue is that, unlike most private business companies, a water company is never truly insolvent. It can raise rates and has a de jure or de facto monopoly over an essential good, so the ...
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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 can't the UK water companies go bankrupt?

They present two options There is a third option: Let the old water company go bankrupt and keep the service intact This is known as the "good bank, bad bank" solution, and it's a form of ...
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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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What is Rishi Sunak's reasoning/incentive to talk of a hung parliament, rather than a Labour majority, right now?

Because the Conservatives believe that their surprise majority in 2015 was in a large part due to their scaremongering about a potential hung Parliament and the prospect of a Labour-SNP pact, and ...
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What is Rishi Sunak's reasoning/incentive to talk of a hung parliament, rather than a Labour majority, right now?

alexg's answer is excellent, but in addition there's the mechanics of FPTP elections and the nature of campaigning and a strong tendency to campaign and vote negatively. The Conservatives are not only ...
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Why can't the UK water companies go bankrupt?

Interest rates exist to compensate for the occasional bankruptcy. And I see no reason why Thames Water should not or could not go bankrupt. What one probably should do is mentally separating the daily ...
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Why can't the UK water companies go bankrupt?

Generally speaking, decision-making about a private company providing public good services, in this scenario water utility company servicing very large population, will in my opinion include several ...
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