The Russian TV network RT as well as Sputnik have been banned by the Council of the European Union (EU). In an op-ed on Legal Tribune Online
, Wolfgang Schulz
examines the legal situation and analyses whether the EU has overstepped its authority in the process, leaving communications freedoms to fall by the wayside.
"Sacrificing European values to protect them is rarely a good idea. However, the crisis can be an impetus for a substantive debate on the future of European media regulation," he concludes.