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.