The European Commissioner warned about the presence  of “Kremlin puppets” in German politics 

Věra Jourová, The Vice President of the European Commission, raised concerns about the growing influence of Russian propaganda on Europe and “puppets of the Russian Federation” among German radical political forces. 

According to her, Germany “is at the forefront of Moscow’s attention.” “It’s a tried and tested Russian tactic to use local puppets. I’m afraid there are some of them in Germany as well,” She called the radical left and right politicians of the FRG “Information warfighters “, Yourova said in an interview with the Bild am Sonntag newspaper on Sunday, May 14.

The EU Commissioner said that “Germany is at the forefront of Moscow’s attention” because everyone in Russia knows that “if Germany is broken, the whole European Union will be weakened.”

EU Commissioner Vera Jourova, speaks at a news conference on the ‘Commission guidance on the direct application of the General Data Protection Regulation’, in Brussels, Belgium, 24 January 2018.

According to Jourová, “Russia invests billions in its propaganda,” and this is bearing fruit: “In many countries, the narrative that Russia is not an aggressor, but a victim (in the war against Ukraine. – Ed.) is gaining momentum.” The EU Commissioner cited Slovakia as an example, where, according to her, “more than 50 percent of the population believes in conspiracy theories, including those relating to Russian aggression.”

Yourova called on the EU and its member states to invest more in strategic communication and the fight against disinformation.