A European Response to Russian Intelligence Activity
Russian spies do not simply gather information, but seek directly to undermine European solidarity, and require a response to match.
Intelligence is traditionally considered to be an additional source of data and insights to inform policy makers. However, in recent years it has become increasingly clear that Russia’s spies have adopted – encouraged by the Kremlin – a much more aggressive and active role akin to that assumed by intelligence agencies in time of war. Their considerable support for paramilitary groups, pro-Russian political parties and efforts aiming to influence the electoral process- all these activities represent an imminent threat to all (not only) European countries. How should they react to this unprecedented challenge and thus protect themselves from having their hard-won democracy affected by Russian interests?
You can find the full spotlight here: A European Response to Russian Intelligence Activity