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A Europe that Protects: The EU steps up action against disinformation


The plan has four key areas:  Improved detection Coordinated response Online platforms and industry Raising awareness and empowering citizens The EU is raising its budget for support from €1.9 million in 2018 to €5 million in 2019.  Member countries are expected to increase their support commensurately.  The entire document is worth a read to see exactly… Continue reading A Europe that Protects: The EU steps up action against disinformation

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Inside Europe’s secret weapon against Russian ‘hybrid threats’


By James Rothwell, Helsinki  26 JANUARY 2018 • 6:25PM Perhaps unsurprisingly, the location of Europe’s brand new security unit tackling Russian hackers and fake news websites is top secret. Only staff and a handful of well-informed Finns can pinpoint the office’s location on a map of Helsinki. Those who live and work next door probably don’t… Continue reading Inside Europe’s secret weapon against Russian ‘hybrid threats’

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EU website takes on Russia’s fake news industry


Europe Letter: Moscow’s disinformation campaign covers the seedy and the political Thu, Sep 14, 2017, 01:00 Patrick Smyth in Brussels The Danes, if one is to believe the story, are opening brothels for zoophiles. They – the zoophiles, not the Danes – are people with a sexual fixation on non-human animals. The story, which has run… Continue reading EU website takes on Russia’s fake news industry

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EU ready to retaliate against US sanctions on Russia


Brussels fears effort to punish Moscow’s election meddling will hurt energy companies 4 HOURS AGO by: Jim Brunsden in Brussels and Courtney Weaver in Washington Brussels is preparing to retaliate against the US if Washington pushes ahead with far-reaching new sanctions on Russia that hit European companies. Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, has called… Continue reading EU ready to retaliate against US sanctions on Russia

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Europe seeks consolidation in the face of cyber and information threats by Russia


By Sergey Sukhankin / Eurasia Daily Monitor Europe’s supranational institutions and many individual EU member-states have come to recognize Russia’s offensive cyber operations as one of the most imminent direct threats posed to European security. On November 23, 2016, the European Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution aimed at consolidating the European countries in countering Russian… Continue reading Europe seeks consolidation in the face of cyber and information threats by Russia

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EU strategic communication to counteract anti-EU propaganda by third parties


Download eu-strategic-communication-to-counteract-anti-eu-propaganda-by-third-parties EU strategic communication to counteract anti-EU propaganda by third parties European Parliament resolution of 23 November 2016 on EU strategic communication to counteract propaganda against it by third parties (2016/2030(INI)) The European Parliament, – having regard to its resolution of 2 April 2009 on European conscience and totalitarianism1 , – having regard to the… Continue reading EU strategic communication to counteract anti-EU propaganda by third parties

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European Commission to give Ukraine 15 million euros in coming days


Financial aid to help the country fight against corruption The European Commission plans to allocate EUR 15 million to Ukraine forfighting against corruption. This was stated by Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Yevropeiska Pravda news outlet reports. Hahn noted the EU will keep supporting Ukraine, it the country demonstrates progress in… Continue reading European Commission to give Ukraine 15 million euros in coming days