The edifying journey of Guillaume Pradoura, ex-RN and architect of Russian interference in the European Parliament – ​​Libération

The edifying journey of Guillaume Pradoura, ex-RN and architect of Russian interference in the European Parliament – ​​Libération
The edifying journey of Guillaume Pradoura, ex-RN and architect of Russian interference in the European Parliament – ​​Libération

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An identity activist linked to the worst of the movement before being linked to several elected officials from the European extreme right, the young man is implicated in a vast affair of Russian interference within Brussels institutions. “Libé” reconstructed his journey.

The life of Guillaume Pradoura, successively radical far-right activist, small hand of the National Front in the South and parliamentary assistant to far-right MEPs, is studded with scandals. The latest is not the least: Belgian justice and several European intelligence services suspect him of being involved in a vast affair of Russian interference within European institutions.

This “Russiagate” is based on an investigation by the Czech intelligence services. Since March, they have suspected a media outlet once established in the country, Voice of Europe, of having served and relayed Kremlin propaganda. And above all to have paid some of the elected officials who gave him interviews so that they could spread the good word of Moscow and use their influence in the European Parliament. On May 17, the site was banned by the authorities in Brussels, which qualified it “propaganda tool”. Made inaccessible, Voice of Europe moved to Central Asia.

Among the MEPs who spoke on the platform, members of the National Rally, Patricia Chagnon and the very Russophile Thierry Mariani, as well as the German MP Petr Bystron,

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