DISINFO: EU institutions are merely tools to impose Franco-German hegemony over Europe
EU institutions are merely tools used by Paris and Berlin to impose Franco-German hegemony over Europe.
Conspiracy theory and a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative asserting that the EU is controlled by Germany and France and that the Berlin-Paris axis dominates other EU members (see examples here, here and here). The EU is governed by the principle of representative democracy with citizens directly represented at Union level in the European Parliament and Member States represented in the European Council and the Council of the EU. The European Commission has a monopoly on the initiative in EU law-making and represents the Community interest.