Every accepted refugee has the right to family reunification, no proof is needed

Summary

Every third-country refugee accepted to EU territory has the right under the Family Reunification Directive to bring all his relatives later on. Demonstration of family ties is considered to be humiliating and therefore the refugee can invite whoever he/she wants and it does not have to be proven.

Disproof

The Family Reunification Directive literally says that "the right to request family reunification is only granted to holders of a residence permit for at least one year and who can reasonably be expected to have permanent residence." It is clear that it is not about the right to family reunification, but the right to apply for family reunification. The application must be accompanied by family ties, such as those concerning close relatives (husband / wife, child, mother, father). The applicant for family reunification must be able to prove on request that he has accommodation that complies with the general safety and health standards, health insurance and permanent income for his / her own nutrition and for the maintenance of his / her family members. Moreover, it is clearly stated that "the Directive does not apply to applicants for refugee status" eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/CS/TXT/?uri=LEGISSUM%3Al33118, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 88
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/11/2017
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Czech Republic, EU
  • Keywords: Refugees
  • Outlet: novarepublika.cz
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Disproof

The total number of applications for a long-term visa in the Czech Republic in 2016 was 16 153. Americans (3191), Ukrainians (2819) and Russians (2143) are the nationalities that most often applied for long-term visas. The number of applications for long-term residence permits was even lower, namely 8226, which is a 25% decrease compared to 2015. The Embassy of the Czech Republic does not have the power to grant any kind of visa. The functions of Czech embassies abroad are more informative and diplomatic. Ambassadors are tasked to represent the Czech Republic and Czech culture abroad, to establish contacts, to ensure consular activity and to monitor the implementation of international treaties. As of September 30, 2017, the number of immigrants from Saudi Arabia recorded for temporary stay was 150 and 24 for a permanent period. There is only 1 Qatar immigrant in the Czech Republic, and only for a temporary period. www.mzv.cz/jnp/cz/o_ministerstvu/adresar_diplomatickych_mis/urady_ceske_republiky_v_zahranici.html, , www.mvcr.cz/clanek/cizinci-s-povolenym-pobytem.aspx?q=Y2hudW09MQ%3d%3d, , www.mvcr.cz/clanek/zpravy-o-situaci-v-oblasti-migrace-a-integrace-cizincu-v-ceske-republice-za-roky-2001-2016.aspx, .

President Poroshenko’s wife steals money from disabled children

Marina Poroshenko, the wife of Ukrainian president, steals money from funds provided by international humanitarian assistance to Ukraine from European countries and the US designated to support disabled children. She creates fake foundations throughout Ukraine and collects money via that, according to an investigation by European media.

Disproof

The article was indeed published, but only in a media outlet called the Luxembourg Herald (which appears to have no link to Luxembourg), where it appeared as an opinion piece without an author's name. The article was very swiftly picked up and carried by various Russian media.  No evidence or documents were given in the text. http://luxherald.com/1459-president-poroshenkos-wife-involved-looting-money-needy-children.html. More detail from the fact-checking website the Insider. 

Soviet soldiers saved 50 000 Bulgarian Jews during WWII

It was thanks to Soviet soldiers that 50 000 Bulgarian Jews were saved from deportation to Nazi Germany during WWII.

Disproof

In fact, public protest, which included an intervention from the Metropolitan of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, made Tsar Boris to change his mind and cancel the planned deportations of 50 000 Bulgarian Jews to Nazi Germany in May 1943. www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005451, , edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/07/24/intv-amanpour-bulgaria-king-a.cnn, https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/how-bulgaria-saved-its-jews-from-nazi-concentration-camps/2013/05/08/e866bdda-8cb1-11e2-9838-d62f083ba93f_story.html?utm_term=.e74c061fa348, ,