The European Parliament named four steps necessary to strengthen the steadiness of the EU against Russian interference in the election campaigns and Russian propaganda. It was claimed during the debates in Strasbourg dedicated to the influence of the Russian propaganda on the EU as Unian reported.
David McAllister, the Chair of the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee emphasized that the Russian campaign on the disinformation aims to disrupt the basis of the objective journalism and leads to the spread of the biased information.
He noted that it is necessary to strengthen the steadiness of the EU and named four steps that should be implemented.
'Firstly, it is necessary to objectively investigate the Russian interference in the election campaigns. Secondly, to implement the targeted sanctions due to the cyber attacks and publishing of the fabricated confidential data', McAllister claimed.
Also, he urged to make the East Strategic Communication Task Force the permanent structure of the EU and provide it with the appropriate financing.
Moreover, McAllister stood for the work out of the effective strategy on the communications development and promotion of the European values and policy.