Brussels ‘spending more on propaganda than anti-terror’ | | The Times & The Sunday Times

Cartoon strips, games and colouring books are among the literature that the EU produced last year

The European Union spends more on propaganda than on counterterrorism measures, according to Vote Leave.

Researchers with the pro-Brexit campaign claimed that the EU’s budget this year apportioned almost €20 million (£16 million) more to communications than to combating terrorism.

It also said that 1,021 staff members in the European Commission work in the directorate-general for communications, and no more than 392 in the department for migration and home affairs, which presides over counterterrorism policy.

In addition, the European parliament will spend €79,256,500 this year on communication activities, and the European Court of Justice will spend €521,500, it said — bringing

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