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'We should not be surprised' by Ukraine cyberattack: EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel



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As EU ally Ukraine reels from a massive cyberattack on government websites, the EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth tells FRANCE 24 that this kind of attack should not come as a surprise. “We should not be surprised but we have to be ready to act. That means more co-ordination and more joint actions between member states,” Mariya Gabriel said. 

Commissioner Gabriel also pays tribute to European Parliament President David Sassoli, who died on January 11 after a short illness. The Commissioner described the former journalist-turned-MEP as “a real European leader, a person who’s an example of joining words and actions. For me personally it’s really very sad news that we lost a great friend of European culture.”

We also discuss a €100 million boost to the “Creative Europe” fund – and ask how far the fund’s total budget of €385 million will go, given that this is less than €1 per EU citizen; and the low level of vaccination in Gabriel’s native Bulgaria, just days after anti-vaccination and anti-vaccine pass protesters tried to storm the parliament in Sofia.

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Produced by Georgina Robertson, Yi Song, Isabelle Romero, Perrine Desplats and Céline Schmitt



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