Disinfo: After the referendum in the UK, the EU will fall

Summary

After the referendum in the UK, the EU will fall apart like a domino effect; the whole world says this.

The doors to NATO are locked for Georgia.

Disproof

Support for staying in the EU surges in many EU countries following the Brexit vote: Denmark 69 percent, plus 10 percent; Finland 68, plus 12; Sweden 52, plus 3; Germany 52, plus 13: bit.ly/29sbExo,

"Leaders are absolutely determined to remain united and work closely together as 27": goo.gl/5PhhQi,

"Georgia’s relationship with the NATO contains all the practical tools to prepare for eventual membership": bit.ly/29Clz6e,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 35
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/07/2016
  • Outlet language(s) Georgian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: UK, Georgia
  • Keywords: Brexit, European Union, Referendum, NATO
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Ireland considers EU exit in response to Europe’s tax harmonization...

Ireland considers EU exit in response to Europe’s tax harmonization plan.

Disproof

Ireland remains a fully committed member of the EU and Eurozone. In a recent poll, four out of five Irish people said its neighbour the UK was wrong to leave the EU: bit.ly/29xIY5e, // The article quotes a supposed "Ireland Exit" spokesperson – but neither this group, nor its website, nor the unidentified ‘spokesperson’ could be found.

Germans will be unable to charge sexual offenders if they...

Germans will be unable to charge sexual offenders if they have a migrant background.

Disproof

In fact, after mass sexual assaults in Cologne on New Year's Eve, the German Parliament voted in favor of a stricter sexual-assault law that could also ease deportation rules for refugees convicted of sex-related offenses: bit.ly/29v3Omd,

The war in Ukraine started on Maidan square in Kiev,...

The war in Ukraine started on Maidan square in Kiev, where the West used violence to get rid of a democratically-elected regime in order to impose a puppet government upon the Ukrainian people. The secession of Crimea from Ukraine was neither against international law, nor violent.

Disproof

The demonstrations which began in Kiev in November 2013 – "Maidan", "Euromaidan" – were born out of Ukrainians' own desire for a closer relationship with the European Union, and their frustration with the corrupt regime of former President Yanukovych and with his last minute U-turn, after seven years of negotiation, to halt progress towards that goal as a result of Russian pressure (bit.ly/1Ri9ldy), . // The 2014 presidential election in Ukraine was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and it respected fundamental freedoms, despite the hostile security environment in two eastern regions of the country. According to the OSCE, "people of Ukraine had the opportunity to genuinely express their will at the ballot box" (bit.ly/1hqcDuR), . Similarly, Ukraine’s local elections in October 2015 were competitive and generally showed respect for the democratic process (bit.ly/1VUL9V5), . // Any decision relating to Ukraine's sovereignty or sovereign choices can only be taken without undue external pressure. The so-called referendum on Crimea was organised in a matter of weeks by a self-proclaimed Crimean leadership installed by armed Russian military personnel following the seizure of public buildings. The EU will obviously not recognise them nor their alleged outcomes.