Disinfo: Macron urged EU countries to abandon their sovereignty

Summary

French President Emmanuel Macron urged EU countries to abandon their sovereignty.

Disproof

In fact, the French president did not urge the EU countries to abandon their sovereignty. In his speech to the Bundestag he said: "Europe, and within it the Franco-German couple, have the obligation not to let the world slip into chaos and to guide it on the road to peace (...) That's why Europe must be stronger... and win more sovereignty". This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about EU' sovereignty.

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  • Reported in: Issue 126
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/11/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: France, Germany
  • Keywords: European army, Emmanuel Macron, European Union, Sovereignty
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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