home - disinfo cases - detail

EU institutions are merely tools to impose Franco-German hegemony over Europe

Summary of Disinformation

EU institutions are merely tools used by Paris and Berlin to impose Franco-German hegemony over Europe.

Disproof

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.

share with
Reported in: Issue 159
Date: 22.07.2019
Language: Italian
Country: Italy, Germany, France
Keywords: Europe
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Italia
share with

Have you found a mistake?
Give us your feedback.

Please don't forget to include facts and data backing your story.