The European Union has failed

Summary

The European Union has failed and liberalism is in crisis. Among the causes of this failure are globalisation and the negative reactions of society to multiculturalism and immigration.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative demonising the EU, claiming that the EU and EU elites have robbed European states of their sovereignty and are responsible for the impoverishment of European peoples, as well as that the EU is disintegrating.

No evidence given to support the claim that the EU has failed.

The European Parliament’s Spring 2019 Eurobarometer, measuring public attitudes to the EU three months ahead of the European elections, reveals that despite the various internal and external challenges to the EU of the past years, the European sense of togetherness does not seem to have weakened. Continued support for EU membership goes with a strong belief (68%) that EU countries overall have benefited from being part of the EU - equalling the highest level recorded since 1983. In addition, 61% of respondents say their country’s EU membership is a good thing.

Read here for the EU's main achievements in terms of freedom of movement, creation of the world’s biggest single market and other social and political achievements. In addition, as can be read here, the latest EU public opinion survey, conducted in late February 2019, highlights continued strong support for the European Union.

Read here for similar cases attacking the EU by claiming that because of the Euro, Italy has become the poorest country of EU and that the UK referendum result will lead to the dissolution of the whole EU.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 172
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/11/2019
  • Language/target audience: Italian
  • Country: EU
  • Keywords: Euro-scepticism, migration, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: Sputnik Italia
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In the West, white male heterosexuals are increasingly treated as criminals by courts

In the Western world white male heterosexuals are branded as “exploiters” of everyone else: females, coloured people, homosexuals, new transgender species, Jews. White male heterosexuals cannot defend themselves against discrimination and are increasingly treated as criminals by courts. In the West, it is very difficult for a white male heterosexual to get a position in a university. In the UK and in European countries, university employment openings are restricted to women and coloured people.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the threats to traditional values in the West, which is used to discredit liberal Western attitudes about a variety of normative issues, including the rights of women and of ethnic and religious minorities. This narrative is one of the most frequently used by pro-Kremlin outlets.

No evidence is provided to support the article’s claims. It is not true that in Western societies white heterosexual males are “discriminated against”,“treated as criminals”, and excluded from university teaching positions.

The film “Joker” was sponsored by George Soros as a tutorial for colour revolutions

The disgusting film “Joker” is the ultimate degeneration of humanism. It was sponsored by George Soros and the Open Society Foundation as education for colour revolutions. The movie’s main character, a degenerate brought up with pills with his crazy lonely mother, is the symbol of Western decadence.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. No evidence given. As can be read here, “Joker” is part of a six-picture financing deal that Canadian company Creative Wealth Media and Aaron Gilbert’s Bron Studios closed at the end of 2018.

This is part of a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about George Soros, colour revolutions and Western decadence.