MEPs to urge EU to fight Russian propaganda and counter Black Sea threats 

The EU and its member states should monitor Russia’s funding of EU political parties, earmark funds to counter its propaganda and tackle Black Sea security threats arising out of its illegal annexation of the Crimea, say MEPs in two non-legislative resolutions to be debated on Wednesday and voted on Thursday.

The call to earmark EU funds to fight Russian propaganda and misinformation abroad, and particularly in the EU, is made in a resolution drafted by Gabrielius Landsbergis (EPP, LT), which also urges the EU to support Russian citizens striving to promote democracy and the rule law - human rights defenders, bloggers, independent media, academics and NGOs.

The Black Sea security situation after Russia’s illegal annexation of the Crimea will be addressed in a separate debate and resolution drafted by Mircea Pașcu (S&D, RO).

The Russian travel "stop list" banning 89 EU politicians, officials and military leaders from entering Russia is also likely to be discussed.

Procedure: Non-legislative resolutions

2015/2001(INI) - State of EU-Russia relations

2015/2036(INI) - Strategic military situation in the Black Sea basin following the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia

Debate: Wednesday, 10 June

Vote: Thursday, 11 June

Press Conference: 10 June at 16.30

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