European Parliament urges action against Russian ‘hostile propaganda’

The European Parliament on Wednesday warned of “hostile” Russian propaganda and support for anti-EU forces and urged Brussels to take action to counter disinformation designed to sow discord within the bloc.

In a motion backing a committee report, the EP said it was “seriously concerned by the rapid expansion of Kremlin-inspired activities in Europe, including disinformation and propaganda seeking to maintain or increase Russia’s influence to weaken and split the EU.”

“Hostile propaganda against the EU and its member states seeks to distort the truth, provoke doubt, divide the EU and its North American partners, paralyse the decision-making process, discredit the EU institutions and incite fear and uncertainty among EU citizens,” the EP said.

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