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Poland threatened by the European integration, may lose its sovereignty

Summary of Disinformation

Poland is threatened by the European integration process. It may make Poland lose its sovereignty and become part of a supranational European state.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the EU as a threat to national sovereignty and disintegrating.

EU accession is subject to a sovereign decision of every member state. In case of Poland, it was preceded by a national referendum.

According to the Article 4 of the Treaty on European Union: “The Union shall respect the equality of Member States before the Treaties as well as their national identities, inherent in their fundamental structures, political and constitutional, inclusive of regional and local self-government. It shall respect their essential State functions, including ensuring the territorial integrity of the State, maintaining law and order and safeguarding national security. In particular, national security remains the sole responsibility of each Member State.”

In addition to that, operating on a basis of mutual agreement and cooperation, the EU respects the will of its members to opt-out from certain policies.

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Reported in: Issue 145
Date: 01.05.2019
Language: Polish
Country: Poland, EU
Keywords: Euro-scepticism, EU elections 2019, Sovereignty
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Polska
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