Norma Costello is an award-winning freelance journalist from Ireland.

Her work has appeared in the Sunday Times, the Mail on Sunday, VICE, Al Jazeera, the Independent, Grazia, the Sun and the Mirror. She is currently researching converts in armed Islamic groups.

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Are MEP friendship groups and "pariah" regime visits driving disinformation in the European Parliament?

  • Human Rights
  • Politics

BRUSSELS - The EU notes respect for human rights as one of its core values. However a number of MEPs who represent democratic and liberal countries, have in recent years, become increasingly friendly with autocratic regimes including that of Syrian president Bashar Al Assad.