Beware of European ‘foreign agents’

There seems to be some concern in Australia over foreign ‘soft power’ and spying, if not influencing social and political processes. Anyone working for, promoting or even speaking favourably about a foreign entity may soon have to register as a ‘foreign agent’. Apart from the problem that Australia has nothing really worth spying upon, the most obvious culprits as ‘foreign agents’ would have to be EU and European Studies Centres. They are directly funded by the EU and foster pro-EU positions. It means, for instance, that any serious assessment of matters such as Brexit find little room, or indeed the treatment of Greece. And it entails a good degree of Russophobia and even Sinophobia.

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3 thoughts on “Beware of European ‘foreign agents’

    1. Yes indeed, it is the worst form of blatant influence. I recall a recent panel where a Serbian presenter pointed out the double-standards in comparing reaction to Kosovo and Catalonia. The rest of the panel was deeply pro-EU and looked askance – with one daring to suggest that the EU parliament is the most ‘democratic’ in the world…

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