The head of EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini presented to the member countries of the EU proposals on strategy to counter the so-called Russian propaganda, said the foreign Minister of the EU presidency of Latvia Edgars rink?vi?s on the results of the EU Council for General Affairs.
"We discussed strategic communication. High Commissioner Federica Mogherini made suggestions on a plan of action As requested by the European Council, "said Rinkevich, reports RIA" Novosti ".
"We discussed How to be single in the response to the campaign of disinformation, trying to put pressure on member countries, and what can be done to support the efforts of member countries to strengthen sustainability and what steps and available tools are able to be used in this regard", he said. According to his statement, " the discussion was useful to develop a common European policy in the field of strategic communications. As stated above, the Commissioner of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for human rights Konstantin Dolgov, the myth of Russian propaganda is used for "Stripping" information space from the Russian media. Remember, 20 March, the head of the European Council Donald Tusk told the head of the Brussels diplomacy Federica Mogherini By June to prepare a plan to counter Russian "disinformation" in coverage of the conflict in Ukraine. On the same day the embassies of the EU countries in Brussels was sent a job description, which stated that a key task of contraproductive will be " correcting and verifying facts misinformation/myths ". Among the duties of what was then called the regular update of information about the EU through key messages, articles, editorials, newsletters, and infographics with emphasis on the benefits of the Eastern partnership and the preparation of press materials in the Russian language. By June, the EU set up a special group to combat Russian propaganda, headed by a former employee of the Czech newspaper Hospodarske noviny Jakub Kalensky. European external action service (EEAS), which will operate special group of five experts, considered 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. To work Experts will be in Brussels. Among these tasks more effectively promote the activity of the bodies of the European Union, including strengthening EU presence in global media. But mainly all Employees of a special task force will be actively studying Russian media.