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French President Emmanuel Macron calls for certain countries to be expelled from the EU

Summary of Disinformation

French President Macron is offering to expel member states from the EU. The union is falling to pieces. Thus, the talks about Georgia joining the EU are absurd and have to stop.


A misrepresented quote. The text is referring to a letter published by Emmanuel Macron ahead of the EU elections. In the opinion piece, Macron proposed a series of reforms to "ensure the future of Europe". Macron did not call for certain countries to be expelled from the EU but criticised members of the Schengen area who do not follow the unified policy on asylum and immigration.

"All those who want to be part of it [Schengen area] should comply with obligations of responsibility (stringent border controls) and solidarity (a single asylum policy with common acceptance and refusal rules). We will need a common border force and a European asylum office, strict control obligations and European solidarity to which each country will contribute under the authority of a European Council for Internal Security."

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that the EU is falling apart.

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Reported in: Issue 151
Date: 21.05.2019
Language: Russian
Country: EU, France
Keywords: Schengen, Emmanuel Macron
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Georgia
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