Latvia: EU to create communications team to counter Russian propaganda

Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

She told LETA that a communications team from various EU institutions would be established.

In a letter sent to EU foreign affairs chief Frederica Mogherini last week, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics pointed out that the question of how to best counter Russia’s propaganda should be on the EU’s agenda. He said decisions should be made to formally establish a special communications team from the External European Action Service and European Commission Communications. Likewise, Rinkevics said that a request should be made to the European Commission to draft a strategy to ensure a balanced media landscape for the European neighborhood with a view of reporting back to the Council in March.

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