Strong Georgia not in the interests of the West. Georgia is governed by the US ambassador and the EU

Summary

Strong and independent Georgia is not in the interests of the West. If Georgia was truly free we would not have to listen to and obey neither the US ambassador nor the EU.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Georgia's relations with the EU and US, which aims to undermine Georgia's sovereignty. See an earlier case: The US and the EU govern Georgia.

The EU and Georgia  enjoy an excellent relationship. Relations are based on the EU Georgia Association Agreement including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), which entered into force in July 2016 and strives for political association and economic integration. The EU is Georgia's largest trading partner and provides over 120 mln. EUR annually in grant assistance. Since 2017, more that 300 000 Georgian citizens benefited from the visa-free regime with the EU.

In 2009 the US and Georgia signed a US-Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership, which advances bilateral cooperation on priority areas, such as defense and security; economic, trade, and energy issues; people-to-people and cultural exchanges. Read more about US-Georgia relations here.

Both the EU and US firmly support for Georgia sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.

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  • Reported in: Issue 161
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/08/2019
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: US, EU, Georgia
  • Keywords: Sovereignty
  • Outlet: Geworld.ge
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Sex education imposed by the UN causes impotence, early sex lives, teenage pregnancy and homosexuality

The Georgian Ministry of Education signed an agreement with three different UN committees according to which human rights, gender equality, healthy life and reproductive health (a.k.a sex education) will be taught in schools. Psychologists warn us that sex education at an early age leads to earlier sex lives, abortions, impotence, and teenage pregnancy. In addition, it causes a decline in intellect and creative skills as well as to a psychological inability to engage in marital life and inclination to homosexuality.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Western values suggesting that the international institutions try to demoralise and morally corrupt Georgians.

There is no scientific evidence that proves the causal relationship between sex education and impotence, teenage pregnancy, homosexuality or early sex lives.

Russia respects human and civil rights: police to illegal gatherings like in any other country

Russia respects human and civil rights. Russian police are responding to illegal gatherings the same as other countries in similar cases. Those who break the law have to take responsibility for that.

 


                            
Disproof

The protests in Moscow started in July after the election committee banned opposition candidates from running for the elections to the city council - the Moscow City Duma, disqualifying their ballots because of what officials claimed were irregularities in the 5,000 signatures each had to gather to run. The protesters also demanded the right to fair elections and the right to free assembly. Professional media reports that Moscow citizens have been peacefully protesting in the streets, and the state has responded with unprecedented repression.

According to the EU, detentions of peaceful demonstrators, disproportionate use of force, police raids against opposition politicians seriously undermine the fundamental freedoms of expression, association and assembly. These fundamental rights are enshrined in the Russian constitution. The EU also urged the Russian authorities to respect Russia’s OSCE commitments and other international obligations when conducting the upcoming local elections

Eastern Partnership aims to erode Belarusian identity and promote the views of Polish gentry

The Eastern Partnership’s aim is to promote the so called European values in Belarus and other EaP countries. Hence, it aims at eroding their identities and replacing their national histories with EU and NATO views. As for Belarus, the Eastern Partnership initiative plans to replace all-Russian history with the version of history elaborated by the Polish gentry.

The Eastern Partnership initiative is a ‘Trojan horse,’ which was constructed by chauvinistic Polish circles in order to crack the civilisational foundation of  Belarusian society. It is a noose on the Belarusian statehood placed there by Poland. The latter plans to take over western Belarus as was boldly voiced by Polish president Andrzej Duda in 2015 in relation to western Ukraine.

 

 

Disproof

This is a conspiracy theory consistent with recurring disinformation narratives about about Poland's hostile plans towards Belarus and Western attempts to to destabilise Belarus.

No statements were made by Polish president about plans to take over Western Ukraine or Belarus as alleged. Poland respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its neighbouring states. The Eastern Partnership programme aims to reinforce the political association and economic integration of six Eastern European and South Caucasus partner countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. It is not directed against any country, including Belarus and does not target the country's identity or impose its version of history. Read more about the EaP's recent and ongoing activities.