EU wants to transform Moldova into a platform for European products

Summary

Europeans invest significant financial resources in developing the road infrastructure in order to transform Moldova into a platform of [selling] the EU goods.

 

Disproof

No evidence given.
EU financial aid to Moldova has funded numerous and diverse projects, including: improving public administration and financial management; reform of the social aid system; emergency aid responding to increases in heating tariffs; energy production based on solar and agricultural waste, waste collection; health care reform and equipment; care centres for the young and old; natural disaster relief; rural economic activity; water supply and waste water treatment infrastructure.

The EU also imports products from Moldova: (machinery and appliances, textiles, agricultural products and beverages, iron and steel). Following the application of the Association Agreement, EU imports from the Republic of Moldova increased by 5.5% in 2015 and by 7.7% in 2016.
eeas.europa.eu/delegations/moldova/1538/republic-moldova-and-eu_en,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 80
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/09/2017
  • Language/target audience: Moldova
  • Country: Moldova
  • Keywords: EU, AA/DCFTA
  • Outlet: Moldavskie Vedomosti
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Russian hacker detained in CZ was tortured by the FBI

Russian hacker Yevgeniy Nikulin was put into a mental hospital where he was tortured by Czech police and FBI. American security services wanted to force him to confess that he manipulated the US presidential election.

Disproof

No evidence given. While it is true that Mr. Nikulin was temporarily hospitalised due to mental issues, but there is no evidence behind the speculations that he was tortured nor that the FBI were involved. iz.ru/642773/dmitrii-laru/v-chekhii-rassleduiut-zaderzhanie-rossiiskogo-khakera;, www.seznam.cz/zpravy/clanek/hra-o-hackera-nikulina-cesky-soud-rozhodl-ze-smi-byt-vydan-do-usa-i-do-ruska-32195,

A man was fined for eating bacon in front of Muslims in Sweden

A man was fined for eating bacon in front of Muslims in Sweden.

Disproof

The man was charged after insulting women wearing veils on the grounds of their ethnicity and religion. The man held bacon in front of their face and demanded that they should eat it.

When the three women changed to different seats, the man followed them. He also said he "hates Muslims". Attunda District Court judged that the man's intention was to insult the three passengers on the grounds of their ethnic origin and creed.
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Laundromat: Azerbaijani targeted with fake news inspired by Soros

Azerbaijan targeted with fake news inspired by Soros.

Disproof

No evidence that would prove that the articles would be inspired by George Soros or that they would be fake.

The Azerbaijani Laundromat is a complex money-laundering operation and slush fund that handled $2.9 billion over a two-year period through four shell companies registered in the UK. The scheme was uncovered through a joint investigation by Berlingske (Denmark), OCCRP, The Guardian (UK), Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), Le Monde (France), Tages-Anzeiger and Tribune de Genève (Switzerland), De Tijd (Belgium), Novaya Gazeta (Russia), Dossier (Austria), Atlatszo.hu (Hungary), Delo (Slovenia), RISE Project (Romania), Bivol (Bulgaria), Aripaev (Estonia), Czech Center for Investigative Journalism (Czech Republic), and Barron's (US).