Disinfo: The EU’s ruling elite intend to take the bloc down

Summary

The spread of “Catalan Chain Reaction” to Belgium could give inspiration to Flanders to break off from Belgium. Belgium is a somewhat artificially created state and its dissolution would be the clearest sign yet that the EU’s ruling elite intend to take the bloc down the direction of manufactured fragmentation.

 

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, supporting repeated disinformation regarding European disintegration. There is no evidence that the EU's "ruling elite" would manufacture fragmentation. The European Union is an economic and political union between 28 European countries, it's based on the rule of law and governed by the principle of representative democracy, with citizens directly represented at Union level in the European Parliament and Member States represented in the European Council and the Council of the EU. europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/eu-in-brief_en,
Belgium is a sovereign state and has been independent since 1830. www.belgium.be/en/about_belgium/country/history/belgium_from_1830,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue84
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/10/2017
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Belgium
  • Keywords: Flanders, Catalonia, 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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