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Parliamentary questions
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8 March 2019
E-001260-19
Question for written answer E-001260-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Francesc Gambús (PPE)

 Subject:  Foreign disinformation campaigns in the Union
 Answer in writing 
Le Monde(1)recently reported on a number of active disinformation campaigns being waged by Russia and the United States, with the aim of destabilising the EU. The US campaign is perhaps less direct, but it is just as effective, thanks to the millions of US dollars being pumped into extreme-right and neo-conservative activist groups. Given that a well-informed electorate is a basic principle of democracy:
1. How can the Commission ensure that European voters are not exposed to foreign disinformation?
2. How will it make European citizens aware of the importance of both the Union and European integration ahead of the upcoming elections?
3. How will it bring the EU’s decision-making process closer to its citizens?

(1)https://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2019/03/07/des-milliardaires-americains-financent-discretement-des-campagnes-de-desinformation-en-europe_5432486_4408996.html#xtor=AL-32280270

Original language of question: ES 
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