Disinfo: Terrorists receive residence permits in EU countries


As time has shown, Europeans are not able to distinguish a terrorist from a refugee. As a result, residence permits in European capitals have been given to those who a couple of years ago were beheading, hanging and killing the civil population of Syria.


Recurring Kremlin disinformation narrative about the weak West, the migration crisis, islamisation of Europe, inability to fight terror and to distinguish terrorists from refugees. To receive a residence permit in EU countries, people go through lengthy checks, verifications and controls. Many can wait for years and be refused. Over the past 20 years, the European Union has put in place some of the highest common asylum standards in the world. More information can be found here.

More information about the EU and its action to address the migration crisis can be found here.


  • Reported in: Issue 152
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/05/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Syria
  • Keywords: EU, Syrian War, Terrorism, Europe


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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