A report by the Swedish pro-free markets think-tank Timbro makers some stark claims about the EU communication policy. The report says that:
- EU makes attempts to colonize civil society and each year substantial financial support to think tanks and organizations who share the vision of closer European cooperation;
- Actively advocating more European integration prevents the EU on free public debate on the future of Europe and extends at the same time the limits of what we normally regard as communication, and turns into pure propaganda.
Margot Wallstrom has called the report “incomplete, simplistic and biased.”