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Head of the Information Society Department and the Permanent Representative of Georgia to the Council of Europe discussed cooperation

Strasbourg 14 November 2022
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Head of the Information Society Department and the Permanent Representative of Georgia to the Council of Europe discussed cooperation

Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department, met on 14 November with the new Permanent Representative of Georgia to the Council of Europe, Ambassador Tamar Taliashvili.

The Ambassador informed that the review of the Georgian draft Law on Broadcasting is on top of the agenda of the Georgian Government and that the issue is among 12 recommendations of the EU to be fulfilled in order to get candidate status for the country. Patrick Penninckx replied that respective request has been received by the Georgian Parliament, reply provided and the Council of Europe expert opinion regarding the draft Law on Broadcasting is in progress and will be forwarded in due time.

The issues of implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia and the upcoming Council of Europe summit have also been discussed during the meeting.


Following the decision of the Committee of Ministers on 16 March 2022 the Russian Federation is no longer a member of the Council of Europe. The website will be updated as soon as possible to take account of this development.

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