Disinfo: If Moldova enters the EU, it will break up as…

Summary

If Moldova enters the EU, it will break up as a country and some parts of it will be annexed by Romania.

Disproof

No evidence given. Nothing similar has so far happened to any member state of the European Union.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 77
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/07/2017
  • Language/target audience: Arabic
  • Country: Romania, Moldova
  • Keywords: EU, Sovereignty

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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