This is not explicitely about Europe, but Russian hacks already had been affecting Europe, e.g. interfering with the 2016 Brexit referendum. The European elections are coming. The hacks won’t stop.
Trump, Putin, and the Big Hack
By David Remnick
January 6, 2017
[…] A declassified report concluded that Putin ordered a campaign of covert operations, from defamatory “fake news” articles about Clinton to the hack itself. […]
[…] Like many nationalist politicians in Europe, Trump has made plain his admiration for Putin, complimenting the Russian leader’s “great control over his country,” while at the same time failing to address the reality that Putin’s regime has instituted wholesale censorship of television, increased repressive measures on ordinary citizens, and unleashed his forces in Ukraine and Syria. (Putin, of course, discounts criticism of his policies as Western hypocrisy and points to everything from the invasion of Iraq, which he opposed, to the eastward expansion of NATO, which he sees as an aggressive act.) […]