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Polish MEP elected vice-chair of special committee on foreign interference

17.11.2022 16:30
Polish MEP Beata Szydło, a former prime minister, has been elected Vice-Chair of the European Parliament's Special Committee on Foreign Interference in All Democratic Processes in the European Union, Including Disinformation.
Beata Szydło
Beata SzydłoWojciech Kusiński/Polskie Radio

Szydło told public broadcaster Polish Radio that the role of the committee is "of great importance at a time when disinformation has become a powerful weapon which is used ruthlessly in the war beyond Poland’s eastern border."

Szydło said that "there have been attempts to interfere into the democratic systems in Europe," adding that "Poland, too, witnessed attempts to destabilize the political situation through the use of disinformation."

“It is a good thing, therefore, that the European Parliament, has taken up the issue,” Szydło told Polish Radio.

Szydło served as Poland’s prime minister from 2015 to 2017. In 2019, she was elected to the European Parliament, where she is a member of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group.