PM creates fund to curb Russian influence

Prime Minister David Cameron is establishing a fund to help Eastern European states resist pressure from Russia, several media outlets reported on Friday. Sky News said the “Good Governance Fund” would amount to £20 million in 2015 and 2016. It is “aimed at strengthening democratic institutions in areas that are fearful of Russia’s influence” the broadcaster reported. The fund is based on a Cold War-era programme introduced by former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, Bloomberg news agency said.

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