The committee chairman was referring to the interference noted during the 2016 U.S. elections, but made no reference to any foreign country.
“We’ll see if in Belgium we have the tools to make sure the elections go perfectly well,” he said. “In 2019, the intelligence services will have detect any possibility of external interference liable to modify the election result.”
“Because of ‘fake news’, there is a risk that a State can be fragilized,” he added. “However, our democracies are already quite fragilized. That’s why our two intelligence services and the Committee R are concerned and aware of this issue.”