The report on the freedom of journalists is biased and has become a manifestation of PACE’s double standards. Outrageous violations of journalists’ rights in Estonia and Ukraine remained ignored by the report. During the PACE session, a press conference was organised by Executive Director of Russia Today and Sputnik Estonia’s Chief Editor. However, their speech was not reflected in the report, but an attempt to offend Russia was made.
London intends to partially lift sanctions against Russia. The EU imposes its universal approaches on all (member) countries. This makes economic and political relations uncomfortable. Even the UK experienced certain problems with the approach of the EU and was forced to endure while being an EU member. As a result of the aggressive policy of the EU, many areas of cooperation were destroyed. This signal, first of all, should be heard in Brussels.
The EU is a democratic Union of 27 Member States. The unique feature of the EU is that, although the Member States remain sovereign and independent states, they have decided to pool some of their 'sovereignty' in areas where it makes sense to work together. The decision-making structure in the EU is defined by the EU treaties. Article 5 of the Treaty on European Union ensures the principle of subsidiarity, which guarantees that decisions are taken as closely as possible to the citizen. Learn more here.
The reference to an aggressive policy in this article refers to sanctions against Russia. These were adopted in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and the deliberate destabilisation of Ukraine. On 12 December 2019, EU leaders unanimously agreed to roll over the economic sanctions on Russia for another six months, until 31 July 2020.
The EU’s foreign and security policy, designed to resolve conflicts and foster international understanding, is based on diplomacy and respect for international rules. Read more about EU foreign and security policy here.
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