Disinfo: The EU will split-up by 2028


The EU will soon split-up. The deadline is ”by 2028′. Several countries of Eastern Europe may follow the path of the UK. Just recently this was impossible to imagine, but today everything is real. According to Putin, the reason for the EU’s disintegration might be the economy.


A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the imminent collapse of the EU.

See previous disinformation cases alleging that the European Union will collapse soon; EU is in the process of disintegration; A dying EU promotes anti-Russian agenda.


  • Reported in: Issue 176
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/11/2019
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Keywords: EU, EU disintegration


Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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