DON’T QUESTION US! Arrogant EU chiefs dismiss eurosceptic revolution as RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA
“Those promoted and orchestrated by Russia, inside Russia itself, within the EU, and in the European countries neighbouring both, have explicitly targeted the EU as such, its nature and its policies.
“Last but certainly not least, both campaigns have played on the EU’s own weaknesses.
“It is difficult to deny that the Union’s ‘soft power’ has suffered considerably in recent times: internal divisions, inadequate policy delivery, and mounting populism have all contributed to creating an environment, even inside the EU itself, significantly more receptive to their messaging – which, in turn, further undermines that ‘soft power’ and, more generally, EU influence.”