Disinfo: Naftogaz loses to Gazprom in EU Court

Summary

The Ukrainian company Naftogaz lost a law suit against the Russian company Gazprom in EU court.

Disproof

Actually, Naftogaz did not file a suit against Gazprom but rather against an October 2016 European Commission decision allowing Gazprom to increase its use of the German Opal gas pipeline. This decision allowed Moscow to expand its Nord Stream pipeline and bypass Ukraine when supplying gas to Europe. Furthermore, the matter never actually became a lawsuit, as the European Court of Justice ruled to “dismiss the action as inadmissible”. Naftogaz confirms that the issue is not about Naftogaz losing to Gazprom at all, but rather about the Court concluding that the EU decision on the Opal pipeline was not final and was to be implemented on a national level (i.e. in Germany) and was therefore not subject to be challenged in the European court. Further debunking at Stopfake.org

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  • Reported in: Issue 107
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/05/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Energy, European Union
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Masses of pilots are resigning from German Air Force – they don’t want to fight against Russia

Masses of pilots are resigning from German Air Force – they don’t want to fight against Russia.

Disproof

According to the German media, seven Eurofighter pilots have cancelled their service in Bundeswehr recently. The reports focus on the fact that it is a costly loss for the troops as training of the pilots is expensive. There is no evidence that the pilots resignation would have anything to do with Russia. https://www.welt.de/newsticker/dpa_nt/infoline_nt/brennpunkte_nt/article175922509/Wehretat-Von-der-Leyen-fordert-zwoelf-Milliarden-Euro-mehr.html https://www.bild.de/politik/inland/ursula-von-der-leyen/streitet-mit-scholz-um-12-milliarden-55543692.bild.html http://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/deutschland/verteidigungsministerin-ursula-von-der-leyen-fordert-zwoelf-milliarden-euro-mehr-fuer-bundeswehr/21226456.html https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/heute/leyen-meldet-zwoelf-milliarden-mehrbedarf-der-bundeswehr-an-100.html Disinformation is based on one source, Contra Magazin, that speculates that the pilots probably did not have the desire to prepare for war or NATO confrontation with Russia. The author of the article does not show the evidence on which this conclusion is made. Further debunking by Radio Svoboda: https://www.radiosvoboda.org/a/29201276.html

Pilots are resigning from German Air Force – they don’t want to fight against Russia

Pilots are resigning from German Air Force – they don’t want to fight against Russia.

Disproof

According to the German media, seven Eurofighter pilots have cancelled their service in Bundeswehr recently. The reports focus on the fact that it is a costly loss for the troops as training of the pilots is expensive. There is no evidence that the pilots resignation would have anything to do with Russia. Disinformation is based on one source, Contra Magazin, that speculates that the pilots probably did not have the desire to prepare for war or NATO confrontation with Russia. The author of the article does not show the evidence on which this conclusion is made. Further debunking by Radio Svoboda.

73% of Sweden's population believes that integration of migrants is unsuccessful

According to a poll conducted by the European Commission, 55% of the EU population think that the process of integration of the majority of migrants in the country is unsuccessful. For example, 73% of Sweden’s population believes that integration of migrants is unsuccessful, in France – 64% and in Germany – 63%.

Disproof

According to the Eurobarometer, 54% of the respondents believe that the process of integrating migrants in their countries is successful, with 40% considering it unsuccessful and 6% having answered “I do not know”. In the case of Sweden, 52% respondents answered that integration was not successful and 46% said it was successful. The indicator equals to 46% for France, while according to Breitbart's version, it is 64%. In Germany, 48% of the respondents consider the process to be unsuccessful, which is 15% less than Breitbart's version. Migration is a commonly exploited issue in pro-Kremlin disinformation. Further debunking by Myth Detector