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‘Absolute EU brainwashing’ VDL’s youth corps ‘propaganda machine’ to get green light TODAY

The bloc announced 2022 will be the “European Year of Youth”, to encourage young people to shape the bloc’s future. Following the announcement of the programme and its associated initiatives, which are expected to get the go-ahead from MEPs in an EU plenary today, former Brexit Party MEP, Ben Habib, accused the bloc of attempting to coerce the younger generation into its ideals. In a savage attack against Brussels, Mr Habib also accused the bloc of being a “propaganda machine”.

Speaking to, Mr Habib said: “Absolute EU brainwashing.

“Designed to convey an image of an institution that cares about the youth.

“Seeking to ingratiate themselves with the young.

“The EU is one thing if nothing else, a first-class propaganda machine.

“It knows that to succeed in enforcing its will, it first must subdue would-be critics.

“The truth matters not; only the narrative.”

The initiatives developed under the “European Year of Youth” will give young Europeans the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and to strengthen their engagement in the bloc’s future.

It will also be underpinned by four main objectives: to renew the positive perspectives for young people, to make them more active and engaged young citizens, to mainstream youth policy, and to acquire a better understanding of, and actively promote the various opportunities available to them.

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Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel said: “I thank the co-legislators for having found an agreement on the European Year of Youth in a record time.

“We all understand the importance of putting young people in the spotlight and celebrate their resilience after two very challenging years.

“I invite all young Europeans to participate in the numerous engagements, initiatives and actions that we will launch as from January 2022.

“We want to make their voice heard and to inform the decisions we will take for their future.

“We want this Year to lead into concrete actions that will last well beyond 2022. Together, we will make this Year a success.”

The Commission has invited member states to appoint national coordinators for organising national participation.

The political agreement is now subject to formal approval by the EU Parliament and Council.

It is planned to be launched In January as the French presidency begins.