Disinfo: European Union is in the process of disintegration

Summary

The new leadership of Moldovan diplomacy is as myopic as the previous one. The new Foreign Minister wants to integrate us into what is in the process of disintegration – the European Union.

Disproof

This message is in line with the pro-Kremlin narrative on the disintegration of the EU. The report advances a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative painting the EU as a disunited and disintegrating bloc, overseen by a central bureaucracy bringing harm to the sovereignty of member states.

At the core of the EU are the 28 Member States that belong to the Union, and their citizens. The unique feature of the EU is that, although the Member States all remain sovereign and independent states, they have decided to pool some of their sovereignty in areas where it makes sense to work together.

 

 

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  • Reported in: Issue156
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: Moldavian, Romanian
  • Country: Moldova
  • Keywords: EU, EU disintegration

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Disproof

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Disproof

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