Majority of the Georgian population supports Georgia’s political and military neutrality

Summary

Majority of the Georgian population supports Georgia’s political and military neutrality. So called European partners create the illusion that by joining the European Union Georgia will develop. The examples of Greece, Italy, Spain and other EU Member States show that European integration ruins the economy.

Disproof

No evidence given. According to the poll by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and CRRC Georgia, support for the European Union (EU) was 80 percent in April 2017. Reasons for supporting Georgia’s membership are largely related to economic and employment concerns, although supporters also believe membership would strengthen security and democracy. 68 percent of Georgians would approve NATO membership. www.ndi.org/sites/default/files/NDI%20poll%20press%20release_April%202017_Foreign%20Affairs_ENG.pdf,

The European economy has entered its fifth year of recovery, which is now reaching all EU Member States. This is expected to continue at a largely steady pace this year and next.ec.europa.eu/info/business-economy-euro/economic-performance-and-forecasts/economic-forecasts/spring-2017-economic-forecast_en,

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  • Reported in: Issue 84
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/10/2017
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Italy, Greece, EU, Georgia, Spain
  • Keywords: Economic difficulties, Europe
  • Outlet: geworld.ge
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Ukrainian diaspora has held a meeting in Crimea and signed a resolution calling on Ukrainians to unite with Russians in Crimea

The representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora from Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Bulgaria, Italy, Latvia, Poland and others have held their gathering in Crimea. They have signed a resolution calling on Ukrainians to unite with Russians in Crimea.

Disproof

No evidence provided that the participants would represent the Ukrainian diaspora. The recognised organisations of Ukrainians abroad have not declared their participation in the event. Bona fide Ukrainian diaspora organizations called the congress "a Russian serving disinformation exercise". Further debunking by Stopfake.org.

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

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,

The Hungarian part will break away from Ukraine

The Hungarian part will break away from Ukraine. The controversial language law may become the last straw for the Ukrainian region Transcarpathia to start the process of separation. The proclamation of the action in Budapest “Self determination for Transcarpathia” is an extra evidence of such a scenario.

Disproof

No evidence given of break-away. Recurring disinformation regarding the Transcaprathia" break-away and Ukrainian disintegration.