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The European Union will set up a special communications team to counter Russia's propaganda campaign, which will also offer objective information about processes and events, it was decided during Thursday's meeting of EU foreign ministers, according to Latvian Foreign Ministry Parliamentary Secretary Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica.
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
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She told LETA that a communications team from various EU institutions would be established.

In a letter sent to EU foreign affairs chief Frederica Mogherini last week, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics pointed out that the question of how to best counter Russia's propaganda should be on the EU's agenda. He said decisions should be made to formally establish a special communications team from the External European Action Service and European Commission Communications. Likewise, Rinkevics said that a request should be made to the European Commission to draft a strategy to ensure a balanced media landscape for the European neighborhood with a view of reporting back to the Council in March.

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