Sat. Apr 1st, 2023

EN E-001011/2022

Answer given by High Representative/Vice-President Borrell i Fontelles

on behalf of the European Commission


The EU takes foreign information manipulation and interference, including disinformation (FIMI), very seriously. The EU’s approach to address such activity has been outlined in multiple policy documents, most notably the Action Plan against Disinformation (2018)1, the European Democracy Action Plan (EDAP, 2020)2, the European Strategic Compass (2022)3, and several Council Conclusions. Following the Action Plan against Disinformation, the EEAS set up a Rapid Alert System (RAS) to ensure daily information exchange between EU Institutions and all EU Member States on FIMI. Following the EDAP and in response to the Strategic Compass, the European External Action Service (EEAS) in close cooperation with the Commission and the Member States is working on enhancing the EU’s Toolbox to address FIMI, by strengthening existing and developing new instruments.

The EEAS4 continuously raises awareness about the Kremlin’s information manipulation and interference, including disinformation targeting Poland. Within the remit of the mandate given by the Council to focus on the Kremlin’s activity, the East Stratcom Task Force (ESTF) has been alerting to different narratives targeting Poland, as well as tactics, techniques and procedures used to manipulate the information environment. Results of this work are available
on EUvsDisinfo5; in-depth analyses and information are shared with EU Member States, like-minded partners, and other stakeholders.

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