Disinfo: Brussels is planning to replace the UK by Turkey in the EU

Summary

Brussels is planning to replace the UK by Turkey in the European Union.

Disproof

No evidence given. Turkey is negotiating for accession in its own right. Talks began in 2005. However, since then only one of the 35 negotiation chapters has been provisionally closed. Any accession is therefore a long way off.

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  • Reported in: Issue 33
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/06/2016
  • Outlet language(s) Hungarian
  • Country: UK, Turkey
  • Keywords: Brexit, European Union, EU/NATO enlargement
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NATO and the US might start WWIII

NATO and the US might start WWIII on the pretext of a cyber-attack against a NATO member.

Disproof

As stated by NATO heads of state and government at the Wales Summit in September 2014, "the Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia. But we cannot and will not compromise on the principles on which our Alliance and security in Europe and North America rest". NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has stressed that NATO's cyber activities would remain purely defensive: "We have no offensive cyber doctrine or offensive cyber capability. And there are no plans for NATO as a body to use such capabilities. NATO's core cyber defense task is to defend NATO's own networks".

Brexit shows that 500 million Europeans said no to the United States of Europe

Brexit indicates that 500 million European citizens said no to the United States of Europe.

Disproof

There is no such thing as "United States of Europe". The results of the Referendum of the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union indicate the balance of opinion of 33 million British voters who participated in the Referendum. While over 16 million voters chose to remain a member of the EU, 17 million voted against the UK's EU membership.

The TTIP treaty will lead to privatization of healthcare in Europe

The TTIP treaty between the US and the EU will lead to privatization of healthcare in Europe. Powerful corporations have already obtained power over people and even governments.

Disproof

Public services including healthcare should not be affected by TTIP at all: "TTIP won't affect governments' ability to: operate public monopolies or grant exclusive rights to a particular private supplier; decide how to run water distribution services, or publicly-funded education, health or social services; or subsidise these services." The decision of how public services are delivered will remain the exclusive right of each EU country: "Governments can decide, or change, who delivers a public service at any time. This means there's no so called 'ratchet clause' for public services." The Czech article is a translation of the paulcraigroberts.com disinformation article.