EU institutions take away freedom from the European nations

Summary

The European Institutions take away the freedom from the European nations and introduce useless standards, legal and economic. They also interfere through these instruments in cultural issues and issues related to social policy and migration.

Disproof

Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the corrupt and undemocratic EU and on the failed European values.

Article 5 of the Treaty on the European Union ensured the principle of subsidiarity, which guarantees that decisions are taken as closely as possible to the citizen and that constant checks are made to verify that action at EU level is justified in light of the possibilities available at national, regional or local level. It is the principle whereby the EU does not take action (except in the areas that fall within its exclusive competence), unless it is more effective than action taken at national, regional or local level. Learn more here.

The acquis - the body of common rights and obligations - is binding on all the EU member states. It is constantly evolving and comprises:

  • the content, principles and political objectives of the Treaties;
  • legislation adopted pursuant to the Treaties and the case law of the Court of Justice;
  • declarations and resolutions adopted by the Union;
  • instruments under the Common Foreign and Security Policy;
  • international agreements concluded by the Union and those entered into by the member states among themselves within the sphere of the Union's activities.

However, operating on a basis of mutual agreement and cooperation, the EU respects the will of its members to opt-out from certain policies.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 146
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: EU, Poland
  • Keywords: Euro-scepticism, migration, EU disintegration, European values, Europe
  • Outlet: Sputnik Polska
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Disproof

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Disproof

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