Georgian PM Says EU Commissioner Issued Death Threats

Legislation that is common sense and has its counterparts in the United States and several other Western nations sits at the heart of the international debate surrounding the Soviet Republic of Georgia.

Similar to the US Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), the proposed regulation would require media and NGOs to register as pursuing the objectives of a foreign power if they get more than 20% of their financing from outside.

As the demonstrations intensified, it became more apparent what was going on. Wealthy influence-peddling figures from throughout the world were guiding the masses.

The conservative prime minister criticized Georgia’s pro-EU president, Salome Zurabishvili, calling her a traitor to the nation when she vetoed the foreign agents bill despite its approval in three legislative votes. Parliament will likely vote again to override the president’s veto.

The protests have waned, but international pressure hasn’t. Georgia faces threats of US sanctions, the EU has threatened also, and now come the death threats.

It has come to light that Oliver Varhelyi, a Hungarian commissioner, appeared to threaten Kobakhidze with the Robert Fico treatment.

Fico, the prime minister of Slovakia, recently survived an assassination attempt.

On social media, the Georgian government posted that the threats made during a phone call with a European Commissioner were shocking even after several decades of dealing with blackmail.

The European Commissioner outlined many actions that Western politicians may take if the law’s veto is overridden. He warned them to be cautious, citing what happened to Fico.

Georgia does not trust Varhelyi’s claims that his remarks on the assault on Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico were “misquoted.”

Next week, lawmakers from the governing Georgian Dream party will vote to bypass President Zourabichvili’s veto. Georgian Dream, which has stated its desire to join NATO and the European Union, argues that the measure is essential to safeguard Georgian sovereignty.

Prime Minister Irakli Kobakhidze said that the West desperately wants Georgia to become a “second front” against Russia.

According to Kobakhidze, interest in a new front in Georgia has been on the rise since 2022, thinking it would undermine Russia’s position while also endangering Georgia’s independence. A worldwide war faction isn’t concerned with what happens to Georgia but more with undermining Russia.

In an apparent infringement of Georgia’s sovereign right to establish its own laws and implement independent policies, US legislators have threatened to rethink US financial support, broaden visa restrictions, and inflict financial penalties on Georgian authorities unless the bill is removed.