The European Parliament is expected to vote on a draft resolution on European Union strategic communication to counteract propaganda against the bloc by third parties.
The document claims that Russia is allegedly engaged in propaganda against the EU. Authors of the document equate counteracting Russia with the resistance to the Daesh terrorist group and call on EU member states to boost financing counterpropaganda projects.
Among the main threats to the bloc, the document names the Sputnik news agency and the RT broadcaster. The non-binding document says that Russia is allegedly “aggressively employing a wide range of tools and instruments” to weaken the EU. The resolution was presented by Polish lawmaker Anna Elzbieta Fotyga. The European Parliament is expected to vote on the resolution on Wednesday.