Disinfo: EU membership has led to economic collapse in Bulgaria and Romania

Summary

After joining the European Union, Bulgaria’s and Romania’s expectations for a better economic situation were not met, as enterprises and factories were shut down and the rates of unemployment reached an alarming level. The same will happen in Georgia, especially in the spheres of wine-making and viticulture.

Disproof

Bulgaria and Romania joined the European Union in 2007; as a result, their GDP, export, average annual wages, as well as a share of products created in their economies by industrial sector increased. In addition, European countries account for 84% and 78% of Romanian and Bulgarian exports, respectively. No indication that it would be bad for Georgia to cooperate or join the EU. Further debunking and the above mentioned statistics at Myth Detector.

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  • Reported in: Issue 108
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/04/2018
  • Outlet language(s)
  • Country: Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia
  • Keywords: Trade, European Union, Economic difficulties
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The West is making ethnic Russians "the Jews of the 21st century" accusing them of all mortal sins and misfortunes

The Western accusations now make the Russians “Jews of the 21st century” accusing Russians of all mortal sins and all misfortunes. Russia answers to these accusations by defending its own interests. It brought 17 witnesses to OPCW who proved that the videos on Douma chemical attack were fabricated.

Disproof

Repeating recurring disinformation equalling the West with the Nazis. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=russia+jew&disinfo_issue=&date=, and on chemical attack in Douma, Syria. https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=douma&disinfo_issue=&date= 17 countries stated that Russia's so-called information meeting at OPCW headquarters was "nothing more than a crude propaganda exercise." "The authenticity of the information gathered to date on the chemical attacks that occurred in Duma on 7 April, through numerous testimonies, is unassailable. Medical NGOs have found traces of chemical agents on the victims. Photographs and videos, numerous and mutually reinforcing, have been authenticated. The symptoms of more than 500 patients who presented on the same day of the attack in health care facilities undoubtedly corresponded to gas intoxication. The WHO has expressed its concern at reports from its partners of patients exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals. We expect this information to be tested and verified by the FFM through its independent examination." nl.ambafrance.org/Syria-OPCW-Joint-Statement-26-april-2018,

For background: On 7 April 2018, a high number of civilians were killed in the besieged Syrian city of Douma, with evidence pointing towards another chemical attack by the regime, according to the EU. See also Bellingcat's open source survey on the suspected chemical attack: https://www.bellingcat.com/news/mena/2018/04/11/open-source-survey-alleged-chemical-attacks-douma-7th-april-2018/ www.bellingcat.com/news/mena/2018/04/29/pieces-matter-syrias-chlorine-bombs-douma-chemical-attack/, On April 10 Russia vetoed a U.S.-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution that would have created a new inquiry to ascertain responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria. UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism found Syria’s Government responsible for last year’s attack in Khan Shaykhun. In September 2017, the UN Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic summarized 33 separate incidents where it had found use of chemical weapons. Since then there have been several additional suspected chemical attacks. Between March 2013 and March 2017, the Commission documented 25 incidents of chemical weapons use in the Syrian Arab Republic, of which 20 were proven to have been perpetrated by government forces and used primarily against civilians. http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/IICISyria/Pages/IndependentInternationalCommission.aspx

The Nazis have seized power in Ukraine

Cancer cannot be cured with aspirin. Cancer is treated only by surgical intervention. It is a cancer tumour called “Nazism”, which seized power in Ukraine, and which can be cut off by surgical means. In plain language: by military operation.

Disproof

Repeating recurring pro-Kermlin disinformation on Ukraine and Nazis.

As witnessed by the democratic Early Parliament elections held on 26 October 2014, Ukraine is governed by a democratically elected Parliament. The OSCE characterized the elections as “an important step in Ukraine’s aspirations to consolidate democratic elections in line with its international commitments”, offering voters “real choice” and “a general respect for fundamental freedoms”. According to the OSCE, the only areas where serious restrictions were reported were those controlled by separatists, who undertook increasing attempts to derail the process. There was no possibility also to carry out the elections in the Crimean Peninsula annexed by Russia the same year.