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European Union - Fake news? Really?

Against the European Commission’s wishes, borders are springing back up again in the Schengen area. Photo Ascanio/shutterstock.com.

Looking for light relief in this grim situation? Then take a look at the latest publication from the European Union’s External Action Service (EEAS). It indicts China and Russia for spreading fake news, including “claims that the EU is disintegrating in the face of COVID-19”.

Really? Just listen to Jacques Delors, former president of the European Commission: “The climate that seems to hang over the heads of state and government and the lack of European solidarity pose a mortal danger to the European Union,” he warned in a statement to a French news agency .

• A longer version of this article is on the web at www.cpbml.org.uk.