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Adding forces or shirking responsibilities? The EU and intergovernmental bodies
When it comes to defending press freedom, the EU should be able to count on the support of other European institutions that share its values. The collaboration and interaction between the EU and these bodies should offer greater protection to journalists, but complex working arrangements and clashes in responsibility are diminishing what could be a powerful relationship. The EU has also been criticized for what is seen as its outsourcing of core responsibilities to institutions that count repressive countries among their members and have little power to implement decisions.