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RFE/RL might have to shut down Georgian, North Caucasus services

The proposal to shut down RFE/RL’s operations in the area came directly from US President Donald Trump’s administration

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty may have to shut down its service in Georgia and the North Caucasus next year.

The proposal came directly from US President Donald Trump’s administration.

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Another service that would be targeted and terminated would be the Tatar-Bashkir service (Russia).

Two bureaus in the Balkans, in Montenegro and Macedonia, are also at risk of being defunded.

The proposal put forward by Trump’s administration calls for a reduction of almost $40 million: from $124 million in 2019 to $87 million in 2020. The final decision is up to the US Congress.

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