Georgian parliament adopts draft law "On Transparency of Foreign Influence"


Georgian Parliament adopted the draft law "On transparency of foreign influence" with 83 votes in the first reading, Paralel.Az reports.

The draft law "To ensure transparency", initiated for the second time by the "Georgian Dream" faction, envisages the registration of such non-entrepreneurial (non-commercial) legal entities and media outlets, whose income - more than 20% - is received from abroad as an organization carrying out the interests of a foreign power.

According to the project, everyone who is considered an "organization carrying the interests of a foreign power" must be registered in the public register under the same name in a mandatory manner.

At the time of registration, it will be necessary to reflect the received income.

At the same time, the organizations will have the obligation to fill in the financial declaration every year.