US to assign USD 62 million to Georgia
The United States intends to assign over USD 62 million to Georgia, the Act, printed in the House of Representatives section of the Congressional Record on or about January 15, 2014 by the Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations of the House says.
"Funds appropriated by this Act for assistance to the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine) shall be made available to advance the signing and implementation of Association Agreements, trade agreements, and visa libეralization agreements with the European Union, and to reduce their vulnerability to external pressure not to enter into such agreements with the European Union;
"Not later than 180 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations on actions taken by the Government of the Russian Federation to apply pressure on Eastern Partnership countries to prevent their further integration with European institutions and harmonization with European legal norms; an assessment of whether the Government of the Russian Federation is violating its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization by erecting non-tariff barriers against imports of goods ;
"...these countries; and a description of actions taken or planned by the United States Government to ensure that the Eastern Partnership countries maintain full sovereignty in their foreign policy decisionmaking.
"The Secretary of State shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations a description of steps taken by the United States Government to assist in the restoration of the territorial integrity of Georgia", the document says.