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Linas Linkevičius calls for building up resistance to Russia’s lies

Created: 2017.11.08 / Updated: 2017.11.09 15:09
      Linas Linkevičius calls for building up resistance to Russia’s lies
      Linas Linkevičius calls for building up resistance to Russia’s lies

      “We face an unprecedented attempt to impact EU integration and at the same time to give a blow to the West seeking to undermine trust in democracy, human rights, solidarity, and the rule of law. Information campaigns are conducted and social networks are used to that end. The EU should resolutely withstand attempts to undermine ties with its citizens and with the countries aspiring to EU membership,” Linas Linkevičius stated at the Warsaw Security Forum.

      The Minister is confident that it is important to build up resistance to propaganda, strengthen EU communication capacities, take educational initiatives, and improve the dialogue with society.

      Minister Linkevičius participated in the plenary session debate on the way forward for the EU project and challenges to EU security. He also had a meeting with participants in the New Security Leaders Program where he shared his insights into challenges and threats in the Baltic Sea region.

      The Warsaw Security Forum is an annual event organised by the Casimir Pulaski Foundation to discuss the most urgent matters of the security and defence policy and prominent challenges that Central and Eastern Europe faces.

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