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May urges EU for more robust opposition to Russian propaganda
09:12, 10 March 2017
May urges EU for more robust opposition to Russian propaganda

British PM believes it’s necessary to build up cooperation with Balkan countries to decrease the harmful influence of misinformation campaigns led by Russia

09:12, 10 March 2017

Reuters

The increasing instability in the southeastern Europe, particularly on the Balkans, threatens the collective security of the EU. This instability is heavily fed by Russia’s powerful propagandist campaigns, Prime Minister of the UK Theresa May said as quoted by Radio Liberty.

"I will make clear my concerns about the potential for increased instability in that region and the risks that presents to our collective security," British Prime Minister Theresa May said as she announced Britain will be hosting a Western Balkans summit next year focused on returning stability to the region.

"In the light of the alleged Montenegro coup plot, I will call for us do more to counter destabilizing Russian disinformation campaigns and raise the visibility of the Western commitment to this region," May said at an EU summit in Brussels on March 9.

Other leaders of the European Union also voiced concern about "external influences" fueling divisions in the Western Balkans after recent moves by Russia and its Balkan allies to block closer ties with the West.

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