If the EU wants the moral authority to criticise Russia, it should clean its own house first

At the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Thursday 19 December, Claire addressed the parliament on the issue of Russia’s foreign agent law. She argues that it is right Russia be criticised for curtailing journalists’ freedom, but points out that the tactic of labelling opponents as ‘foreign agents’ is one often utilised by the EU themselves. These tactics deflect genuine popular criticism and prevent reflection by scapegoating a foreign entity. She concludes by saying the EU should sort its own house first.