Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Russophobic EU, US presence in Europe, portraying Europe as a vassal of the USA, accusing the EU officials of being subordinate to the US and serving Washington’s interests instead of their own, trying to undermine the sovereignty of European countries. This narrative claims that the United States dictates policies to the EU, EU officials and its member states. For pro-Kremlin disinformation, countries that are outside of Russian control are US vassals, and some are vassals of vassals.
Unfounded statement about the engagement of the EU High Representative with incomprehensible corporate interests and the interests of the United States.
The European Union is actually a sovereign entity which follows its own foreign policy. The US is an important ally to the EU but the later policy is not determined by the US, as explained by the EU High Representative.
The EU shapes its policy in full transparency, without external involvement. The High Representative for foreign affairs shapes the standing of the European Union on the global stage. This includes conducting the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy, ensuring implementation of the decisions adopted by the European Council and the Council, chairing monthly meetings of Foreign Affairs Ministers from all EU member states, and more.
HRVP Josep Borrell travelled to Moscow 4 - 6 February 2021 to test whether the Russian government was interested in addressing differences and reversing the negative trend in EU-Russia relations.
In a statement after the visit, Josep Borrell reiterates his appeal to dialogue with Russia, but notes that the Kremlin refuses an exchange on issues:
"The Russian authorities did not want to seize this opportunity to have a more constructive dialogue with the EU. This is regrettable and we will have to draw the consequences."