Ahead of the European elections in 2024, the EU must strengthen its electoral instruments against malign interests, says MEP Sandra Kalniete.
Parliament calls for a coordinated strategy to increase the EU’s resilience to foreign interference and information manipulation and protect the 2024 European elections .
The EU’s lack of awareness and counter-measures makes interference an attractive tactic for malicious foreign actors and endangers democracy, say MEPs.
Amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Parliament will vote on a report with recommendations on how to stop dangerous foreign attacks on democracy.
The EU should have a specific regime of sanctions to tackle foreign interference and disinformation campaigns by foreign powers, according to a Parliament committee.
EU countering disinformation
MEPs warn that Russia’s disinformation campaigns are the main source of disinformation in Europe, along with China, Iran and North Korea.
Hostile propaganda that seeks to undermine the EU could influence the upcoming European elections. We talked to MEP Anna Fotyga about how to counteract it.
Foreign electoral interference seriously threatens European democratic societies to the benefit of anti-EU, right-wing extremist and populist forces, warn MEPs.