EU notes Georgia’s progress in terms of religious freedom
Georgia, Tbilisi, May 15 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The EU sees assignment of the status of legal entities under public law to religious groups as Georgia's significant progress in terms of religious freedom. This is stated in the EU's annual report on the implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy.
The report was presented on Tuesday in Tbilisi by the head of the EU mission in Georgia, Philip Dimitrov.
The report in particular notes that this legislative change would allow religious organizations to become owners of the property intended for religious ceremonies.
The document also states that in Georgia ethnic minorities are underrepresented in government bodies.
In addition, according to the report, discrimination based on sexual grounds is still a problematic issue in Georgian society.