Foreign interference in the European elections – Update as of 29/03/2024

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 A few months ahead of the European elections, one of the major concerns of European representatives seems to be foreign interference in the campaign. This directly threatens European democracy and the smooth conduct of elections.

On March 27, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala announced the recent discovery by the country’s intelligence services. They shed light on pro-Russian activities carried out on the Voice of Europe news site, with the aim of influencing the results of the European elections. According to the Czech Prime Minister, “this group was engaged in operations and activities on EU territory aimed at undermining the territorial integrity, sovereignty, and independence of Ukraine.” He further suggested that this activity may have extended to the European Parliament. It involves, on one hand, the dissemination of Russian propaganda via the news site and, according to Czech intelligence, the corruption of certain European deputies or candidates in upcoming elections. This involves figures from Germany, Poland, Belgium, Hungary, the Netherlands, and France, who allegedly received money from the Russian government. The site has been shut down by Czech authorities, and sanctions will be imposed on Voice of Europe, former Ukrainian MP close to the Kremlin Viktor Medvedchuk, as well as Artem Martchevsky, responsible for the content of Voice of Europe.

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