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Most Europeans have a negative attitude towards the EU

Summary of Disinformation

The EU project has failed. According to all public opinion polls, most Europeans have a negative attitude towards the European Union, the European Commission and other official bodies of the EU. Eurosceptics throughout Europe consider the European Commission to be a parasitic formation, a cold and bureaucratic monster that does not express the interests of the peoples of Europe, was not elected by anyone and defends abstract neo-liberal principles.

Disproof

According to PEW research centre, most EU citizens didn’t want their countries to leave the Union in 2017. One year later, in 2018, Eurobarometer survey showed highest support for the EU in 35 years. Two thirds of Europeans believe their country has benefited from being a member of the EU, the highest percentage since 1983. In addition 60% of Europeans consider EU membership a good thing.

Regarding the European Commission, it is the EU's politically independent executive arm. It is alone responsible for drawing up proposals for new European legislation, and it implements the decisions of the European Parliament and the Council of the EU. Political leadership is provided by a team of 28 Commissioners (one from each EU country) – led by the Commission President. European Commission's principles include: transparency, language coverage, responsibility towards the environment, equality and ethical behaviour.

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Reported in: Issue 121
Date: 01.10.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Europe, EU
Keywords: fake statistics, EU disintegration, EU
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Inosmi - Russia Today
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