Disinfo: Lithuanian National Threat Assessment is a distraction from cuts in EU cohesion funds

Summary

Lithuanian National Threat Assessment is s a distracting manoeuvre to obscure the fact that with Brexit, the EU cohesion funds to the “second tier” countries will be significantly cut. It is not a coincidence that the Threat Assessment was released right after the so-called “friends of cohesion” released a letter regarding the EU funds.

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Conspiracy theory.

Lithuanian State Security Department together with the Ministry of National Defense release the National Threat Assessment every year since 2013.

The letter from the "Friends of Cohesion", comprising 16 EU Member States, including Malta, Portugal and Spain, was released in the context of ongoing negotiations for the EU Multi-annual Financial Framework and is not related to Lithuanian national security situation.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue183
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/02/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Lithuania
  • Keywords: EU

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