Mamuka Mdinaradze on the statement of the UN representative: they have not presented an argument why this law will create a threat to the civil society in Georgia, which does not create a threat in Europe

They have not presented an argument why the civil society in Georgia will be threatened by what does not pose a threat to the civil society in Europe, - said Mamuka Mdinaradze, the leader of the parliamentary majority, thus responding to the statement of the UN representative.

According to Mdinaradze, there is no official structure or person in the world, including friendly countries, whose position they share without argument.

"They did not present an argument why the civil society in Georgia will be threatened by what does not pose a threat to the civil society in Europe. There is no official structure or person in the world, including our friendly countries, whose position we share without argument. If someone tells us why something that is not harmful in Europe, the USA, Israel, etc., is disturbing and damaging, including for the civil sector and democracy, then we will think. But why exactly the same approach is good in Europe and bad in Georgia, someone tell me and I will think about it. Last year, we said that we would not pass the law, we would not reverse it, and in Georgia extremism, LGBT propaganda and a thousand other things were black-financed, and a lot more "black money" was coming in", - said Mamuka Mdinaradze.

For information, the Georgian representation of the United Nations expresses deep concern over the re-introduction of the draft law "On transparency of foreign influence" to the parliament.

As stated in the statement issued by the organization, the adoption of the said bill will endanger the activities of civil society and the media and their most important contribution to the development of Georgia's democracy and society as a whole.

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