EU Planning to Counter Russia’s Propaganda Campaign

By Jenny Park

The EU’s foreign policy chief will prepare an action plan to increase media freedom, which is of particular concern to the EU as its counter-arguments to Russian propaganda are often regarded to be unconvincing. Russia is increasing its propaganda regarding the EU, thus undermining the importance of a legitimate government and free speech. The general view is that each member state should carry out the action plan, but on a coordinated basis. This action plan is a long-term blueprint, and will supplement the upcoming EU discussion as to whether and when to extend sanctions against Russia.