The Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service has become a Russophobic propaganda machine. Its latest 2021 security report is propaganda and psychological warfare aimed at portraying Russia and its foreign policy in a negative light.
In such a situation, attempts at independent actions by the Eastern European states become significant. They, of course, are aware of their own inferiority (second-rated status) in the EU, as well as the fact that they are doomed to receive aid on a leftover basis on the coronavirus problem. As a result, more and more countries are no longer patiently waiting for their turn to come, and instead begin to show activity not sanctioned by Brussels.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the "undemocratic" EU and its alleged dictate over the EU members. This claim exploits the coronavirus pandemic to push a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the EU's alleged imminent collapse. It also aims to pit EU member states against each other in an attempt to undermine European solidarity - another recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation tactic.
The European Union is supporting the Member States in addressing the crisis and mitigating the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are no second rate countries in the EU. The EU is a political and economic union of 27 Member States.
The EU's values are common to the EU countries in a society in which inclusion, tolerance, justice, solidarity and non-discrimination prevail. These values are an integral part of our European way of life: human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, rule of law and human rights.
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