European Commission Spokesperson calls Irakli Kobakhidze’s accusations “not true”

24.05.24 10:13

The Spokesperson for the European Commission states that the accusations of the Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Kobakhidze, are not true.


"This is not true," said the Spokesperson in a conversation with Politico, noting that the accusations of Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Kobakhidze will be formally denied soon.


Georgia’s Prime Minister accused the EU of intimidation in an explosive outburst as controversy rages over his government’s Russia-style “foreign agent” law.


In a statement posted on Facebook, Irakli Kobakhidze claimed that his increasingly authoritarian government is facing “abusive blackmail” from the West, and said a senior EU official had hinted he could face the same fate as Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, who was shot four times earlier this month.


“The threat aired during a phone call with a European Commissioner was astonishing,” he wrote. “In my conversation, the European Commissioner listed a number of measures Western politicians can take after [Georgia passes] the transparency law and, while listing these measures, [the Commissioner] said ‘look what happened to Fico, you should be very careful.'”




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