BBC World Service - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 4:02 pm ar 12 Mawrth 2024.

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Photo of Lord Stirrup Lord Stirrup Crossbench 4:02, 12 Mawrth 2024

Russian disinformation is rife in the western Balkans and having a malevolent influence there. The Foreign Secretary will recall that the chair of your Lordships’ House’s International Relations and Defence Committee wrote to him suggesting, among other things, the restoration of the BBC Albanian service, which was scrapped in 2011. Does he agree that it would be foolishly short-sighted not to use one of the most powerful soft-power tools that this country possesses and not to target it against the greatest immediate threat to the peace and security of Europe?