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New stage of the sanction assault


Despite the fact that over the past two years, EU relations with Russia have deteriorated significantly, Brussels prefers not to slow down, regularly taking new restrictive measures against Moscow. This time, the EU decided to learn from the UK, focusing its sanctions efforts on the Russian media.

Recall October 17 British Bank NatWest without explanation, blocked all accounts of Russia Today (RT). It seems that the decision of the financial institution was not made without the participation of the authorities of Great Britain, who had previously announced the active work of Russian propaganda in Albion.

Perhaps the most vivid assessment of the actions of the authorities of the Kingdom in relation to the Russian media gave the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. The diplomat wrote on her Facebook page: “It seems that leaving Europe, London left all its obligations on freedom of speech in Europe. As they say, in a new life without bad habits. ” A month later, the words of the employee of the diplomatic department should be clarified, since, judging by recent events, London’s tendency to censor is observed throughout the European Union.

Monday MEPs started considering a resolution on countering third-party propaganda, according to which in the information space the EU has two main opponents in the person of Russia and the "Islamic state" (prohibited in Russia). During the three-day discussion, parliamentarians plan to discuss methods of dealing with Russia Today TV channel, Sputnik agency, and even with the Russian Orthodox Church.

It should be noted that the draft was put to a vote by the representative of Poland, Anna Fotyga, who refused to talk to the journalists about the proposed document. However, his comments on this issue at the Parliamentary Assembly in Istanbul decided to voice the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, urging members of the North Atlantic Alliance to intensify efforts in the information struggle with Moscow.

In addition to the head of the military-political bloc, the proposed resolution, it seems, ahead of time, was approved by the authorities of Great Britain, making new attempts to finish the October history with blocking RT accounts to the end. So, on Wednesday during the discussion of the resolution, Andrew Foxall, a representative of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, is scheduled to speak at which he will submit a proposal to track any contacts of Europeans with representatives of the Russian media, primarily with employees of the above-mentioned Russian agencies.

Implementation of this initiative is proposed to be carried out in two ways. First, journalists and officials of the EU countries will have to point out the pro-Russian ties of individuals and parties, and, if necessary, challenge the degree of their reliability. Secondly, it is strongly recommended to draw up a pattern of relations between European left and right wing politicians with their Russian counterparts.

It should be noted that the draft proposed by Poland contradicts a number of OSCE international documents on the protection of freedom of speech. And simply speaking, it makes it possible to cover information only from one perspective convenient for the West.

If we reject all that is superfluous, then it will become obvious: the policy of Brussels is aimed at striving to supply the minds of Europeans with the misinformation that no one will deny. Agree if news Russian resources will be submitted with the label “made in a hostile country”, it is unlikely that someone will believe them.

It can be stated that at the moment Europe is actively waging an information war and at the same time provokes the Russian side to respond, which, in principle, is surprising. After all, who, if not the European Union, headed by Germany and its past mistakes, is unaware that it is useless to fight Russia. Even in the information field.

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  1. NEXUS
    NEXUS 24 November 2016 15: 15
    The sanctions will not go anywhere, and this must be understood ... that before the Britons, they always zealously moved their interests and it was very rarely obvious, mainly because of a prank, genuinely and without forgetting for a second about double standards. Since the days of antiquity, the Shaves have presented themselves as a "white bone", the highest race ... than Meinkampf's postulate?
    1. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 24 November 2016 19: 28
      If they accept it, maybe then in a "response"
      to refuse accreditation to their media correspondents in Russia ?!
      So that they do not roam and misinterpret everything that has been said for them?
  2. Monarchist
    Monarchist 24 November 2016 15: 39
    We thought, thought, and came up with something to annoy the Russians, and so that without significant losses for ourselves
  3. Skeptic Self-Taught
    Skeptic Self-Taught 24 November 2016 16: 13
    Hehe ...
    That’s the end of the tale ... Someone seemed to say that the British empire had collapsed? If the EU’s behavior is not a direct vassalage, then I don’t even know what to call it all ....
  4. Stinger
    Stinger 24 November 2016 16: 26
    Declare them sanctions for killing Hamlet!
  5. uskrabut
    uskrabut 24 November 2016 16: 36
    Again the idiots in Reich are going to laughing Well, Susanin will help you!
  6. unsinkable
    unsinkable 24 November 2016 17: 12
    Key phrase * To. if not for the European Union, led by Germany and its mistakes of the past, not to know that it is useless to fight with Russia. Even on the information field * It follows, no matter how they go out, the victory will be ours.
    1. Retvizan
      Retvizan 25 November 2016 09: 30
      Quote: unsinkable
      Russia is useless to fight. Even in the information field

      The Russian Federation is historically very vulnerable specifically to the information war.
      An image has been created for centuries. It doesn’t smell of victory.
      1. vovanpain
        vovanpain 25 November 2016 09: 41
        Quote: Retvizan
        An image has been created for centuries. It doesn’t smell of victory.

        Well, my colleague, it doesn’t smell like victory, but it’s also a defeat, Ever since the time of John under No. 4, Grozny who has already denigrated Russia all over in Uvrop, so we don’t worry about it and don’t worry about me. that the next waxwing behind the hill said, just I’ll rest on it. hi
  7. vsoltan
    vsoltan 24 November 2016 17: 29
    Quote: Monarchist
    We thought, thought, and came up with something to annoy the Russians, and so that without significant losses for ourselves

    As for "no significant losses", you, my dear, are mistaken. ... the endless unfounded hysterics of the European Parliament, mixed with clownery, significantly lower the authority of the very same figures from Brussels. did not care, and, which is typical, continues to invest. .. especially since the European Parliament has the status of only a recommendatory vote. Let them hyster further, what is it to us?
  8. masiya
    masiya 24 November 2016 19: 54
    The time will come and so the question will arise ...:
  9. vnedra
    vnedra 24 November 2016 21: 32
    Pedals are not finished
  10. Volzhanin
    Volzhanin 24 November 2016 23: 11
    But here, as it were, the situation itself says - we must fight for these gayropic degenerates, mobilize, get together and roll up our sleeves to engage in our economy efficiently and creatively. And let Western human feces stink and decompose in any way convenient for them.
    We need to learn three times in order to prevent further marginal dregs of society, a dirty trick similar to the one that seized power during a stinking filthy drunk, and which is still alive and expelled by the Russian people!
  11. Wolka
    Wolka 25 November 2016 12: 46
    all these body movements of Brussels remind of an anegdote about "elusive Joe", why "elusive", it's so simple "and who the hell needs him" ...