EU urges Georgia to follow European values

The EU Delegation to Georgia issued a statement on the May 17 events in Tbilisi.

“The heads of diplomatic missions of EU member states and the EU Delegation in Georgia are outraged by the aggressive intolerance manifested by some demonstrators on May 17 and disgraceful scenes of violence, the aim of which was to prevent other demonstrators from peacefully expressing their views,” the statement says.

The EU believes that the freedom of expression of every person holds crucial importance, as it has repeatedly pointed out. This was also noted in the latest statement of the EU High Representative for a Common Foreign and Security Policy, Vice-President of the EU Catherine Ashton, the statement says.

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