Eight European Union member states signed a joint letter asking High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, to beef up the fight against Russian propaganda, especially in the Western Balkans.

Eight European Union member states signed a joint letter asking High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, to beef up the fight against Russian propaganda, especially in the Western Balkans.

The letter was reportedly sent last week and signed by the foreign ministries of Croatia, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

It said that “in the face of unabated third party disinformation campaigns, we see an urgent need to further enhance the EU’s StratCom capabilities”.

StratCom is an office founded by the EU to “discover and refute untruths about the EU, that the EU thinks Russia is spreading”.

As reported by European Western Balkans, the eight EU members want additional funds to be invested in innovative technologies.

It is also reported that StratCom circulates online notes that debunk Russian disinformation and has attracted 30,000 followers to its Twitter account and promotes positive coverage of the EU in former Soviet states.

https://www.neweurope.eu/article/mogherini-urged-counter-russian-propaganda/

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