Disinfo: The EU will split-up by 2028

Summary

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.

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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.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 176
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/11/2019
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Keywords: EU, EU disintegration
  • Outlet: Georgia and World
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New “Skripal case” actively promoted in Germany

A new “Skripal case” is being actively promoted in Germany. It is in the same style as in the UK, with “highly likely” evidence. They are talking about a high-profile murder that took place in Berlin back in August, 2019. But the international scandal was blown up just now, before the important meeting in the “Normandy Format”.

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Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the poisoning of Sergey Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury refuting all evidence of Russia's guilt and evidence provided.

The incident being referred to is the murder of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, a 40-year-old Georgian citizen, shot at point-blank range by a cyclist in a park in the Berlin neighbourhood of Moabit on the 23rd August 2019. The victim, an ethnic Chechen, is said to have fought against Russia in the Second Chechen War and is believed to have had ties to Georgian military intelligence.

According to experts, the EU risks losing Hungary

Amid growing uncertainty around Brexit, the EU risks losing Hungary as well. According to experts from Saxo Bank, after 15 years of membership, Budapest may declare its withdrawal from the association in 2020.

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This is an example of a popular pro-Kremlin narrative about the disintegration of the EU. You can read other cases such as "The EU is rotten and countries are leaving it", "Example of Crimea showed that there is no stability in Europe", "European Union is in the process of disintegration", etc.

The prediction about Hungary is one of the so-called "Outrageous Predictions" that Saxo Bank prepares for the year ahead. Meanwhile, RT is presenting it as "probable phenomena in the global economy". But in fact  "the report doesn't reflect the firm's official market forecasts for next year but rather focuses on "unlikely but underappreciated events" driven by disruption. The official website of SAXO explained: "Their consensus-smashing forecasts would send shockwaves through the markets if they come to pass. So will they prove pure fantasy or visions of reality?"

The only idea that strongly unites Lithuanian society is Russophobia

Russophobia remains the only idea strongly uniting the Lithuanian society. Of course, not all Lithuanians are Russophobes. But all Russophobes are Lithuanians.

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