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Fears of fake news and hackers - Dutch authorities on alert ahead of elections

March 8th 2017 - 09:39

The European Union and Member States' Secret Services warned that Russia uses hoaxes and hacker attacks to affect this year's elections in key European countries. The focus is very much on Germany and France. But Moscow denies any wrongdoing.

With elections scheduled for next week in the Netherlands, Czech Radio Rozhlas spoke with Sijbren de Jong about the risk of Russian interference. The whole interview (in Czech) can be read here.

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Sijbren de Jong is a Strategic Analyst at HCSS and lecturer in Geo-Economics at Leiden University, The Hague. He has a PhD in EU external energy security relations from the University of Leuven and holds degrees in Economic Geography (MSc) from the University of Groningen and Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (MA) from the University of Leuven. His geographical areas of expertise include Russia, Central Asia and the Caspian Sea Region; Central and Eastern Europe; and the Western Balkans.