In his original speech at the Carlos de Amberes foundation, president Juncker did not say that Europe will become less important or would lose its position in G7 as a whole. He mentioned that Europe's population will become smaller compared to other nations and that working together as an "indivisible entity" would be key. Here is the quote: "By the end of 20th century Europe represented 20% of global population, today - it's 6% (...). In a few years, none of the EU member states will account for even 1% of the world's population. In a few years, there will be no EU member state member of G7. Therefore, (...) we will have to rediscover our forces that make us an active whole and an indivisible entity".
Disinfo: Juncker warns: Europe will become too small and it will not be important
- Reported in: Issue 116
- DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/07/2018
- Language/target audience: Romanian
- Country: Russia
- Keywords: G7, Jean-Claude Juncker, European Union, Russian superiority
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There are no credible sources reporting that this would be the case. Pro-Kremlin sources repeatedly accused Ukraine of plans for escalation without providing any evidence, see e.g. euvsdisinfo.eu/report/ukraine-planning-major-hostilities-during-the-world-cup/;, euvsdisinfo.eu/report/ukraine-is-increasing-its-military-presence-in-donbas-and-is-preparing-a-major-provocation/;, or euvsdisinfo.eu/report/possible-that-kiev-plans-provocation-with-chemical-weapons-in-donbas/, Pro-Kremlin sources repeatedly accuse foreign military of taking part in the war in Ukraine without providing any evidence, see dozens of cases in our database: euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77165&date=,
Kyiv is planning to launch an offensive on Donbas on 14 September and is massing troops reinforced with large numbers of foreign mercenaries, including US and Canadian military personnel, in the Mariupol area.
Conspiracy theory. No evidence of any war preparations. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Ukrainian aggression. The same disinformation was actively spread ahead of the 2018 World Cup, among others, euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77110&date= euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=world+cup&disinfo_issue=&date= Foreign mercenaries is a recurring topic in pro-Kremlin disinformation euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77165&date=, For further debunking see https://euvsdisinfo.eu/report/the-osce-the-pentagon-nato-headquarters-and-the-council-of-europe-do-not-recognize-the-facts-of-russias-aggression-against-ukraine-primarily-the-intrusion-of-russian-tanks-and-paratroopers-into-do/
“The Plan to Form the European Union Was Created within Nazi Germany”. The European Union is a Nazi project and it lacks democracy.
Repeating a disinformation that had been debunked many times before, see e.g. euvsdisinfo.eu/nazi-east-nazi-west-nazi-over-the-cuckoos-nest/, The founders of the EU have no connection with Nazis. The Nazi ideology and the EU are based on opposite values and principles. Read more here: www.mythdetector.ge/en/myth/politicano-misinformation-if-european-union-nazi-project,