Natalia Dobrovolskaya. Team EU ' counter-propaganda can become fully effective by September, She will prepare information materials for the EU leadership, the press-services, EU delegations and member countries, informs the Internet edition, citing a draft document that came to be in his possession.
according to Euobserver, the Ministers will discuss a draft document on nine pages on the Council of the EU General Affairs Tuesday, and the leaders are obliged to take it on Thursday at the conference the EU. The foreign Minister of the EU presidency of Latvia Edgars rink?vi?s to the Ministerial meeting confirmed that the Ministers on Tuesday to discuss the draft strategy.
According to Euobserver, the document is the call " to promote EU policies in the post-Soviet countries, to Express our support for independent media and increase awareness on the issue of misinformation from external players ".
Euobserver emphasizes that the Team of experts of the EU, which will be called East StratComTeam should begin work by September. It will "develop appropriate communication materials on key issues, "which" will be at the disposal of political Directors of the EU, the press service of the EU delegations and member countries of the EU."
it is assumed that materials will be provided in national languages, Among them Russian." They will allow citizens it is easy to understand that the political and economic reforms adopted by the EU, have the opportunity over time to positively affect their daily lives. They are not intended to explain the details of policies and programmes of the EU, and clearly show the benefits for Residents in the area - clear language and based on real success stories that will resonate with the target audience ", - quotes the Creator of the article, the draft document.
The program involves, Among them, the attraction of payment for training foreign correspondents in the European media.
according to Euobserver, the European Commission also " come up with a new legislative proposal to improve the regulatory framework and to take into account the current challenges in the sphere of mass media.
in March, EU leaders instructed the head of diplomacy Federica Mogherini to the June summit to prepare a plan to counter Russian disinformation " in coverage of the conflict in Ukraine. Before Mogherini said that the European Union States is working on a strategic communication to counter the propaganda of the Russian language " not only in the Eastern partnership region or in Russia, But also in the EU.
in early summer the website of the Prague newspaper Hospodarske noviny said the European Union States had set up a special unit to combat "Russian propaganda" of five people. According to the newspaper, European external action service (EBU) has selected the workers for this group of candidates submitted by all member countries of the European Union. Mandatory conditions were University degree, experience in journalism and knowledge of languages - English, French, But, most importantly, Russian.
according Hospodarske noviny, created under the auspices of the EBU task force will work in Brussels. Among her set of problems - more effective promotion of the activities of EU bodies, including strengthening EU presence in global media. But mostly, all Employees of a special task force will be actively studying Russian media.