Disinfo: The Brussels bureaucracy has not been elected by anyone

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The Brussels bureaucracy has not been elected by anyone.

Disproof

Selfevidently, if the claim concerns the bureaucrats - no, they are not elected as is the case in any similar system. If the claims concerns the politicians; the European Parliament is elected by the 500-million population of the EU and amounts to 751 MEPs. The Council of the European Union consists of ministers of all member states of the EU, from parties elected by their member states population. European Council is composed by the heads of government or heads of state of the member countries, elected by the parties their population voted for bit.ly/2kj5Zlo, , bit.ly/2jKazIx, .

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  • Reported in: Issue 56
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/01/2017
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Keywords: EU, Democracy
  • Outlet: Objektivi
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The hunt for “domestic” separatists has begun in Ukraine

The hunt for “domestic” separatists has begun in Ukraine. The property of “enemies of the people” will be handed over to informers, and “domestic” separatists will be sent to prison.

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The article - reprinted by several media outlets - is not based on any verifiable facts. bit.ly/2iVCw1z,

There was a coup d’etat in Ukraine, and Russia merely…

There was a coup d’etat in Ukraine, and Russia merely expressed its point of view.

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Democratic, competitive and generally well-organised presidential and parliamentary elections were held in 2014 and local elections in 2015. The EU welcomed this progress. The OSCE, which observed all these elections on the ground, characterised the Presidential elections as showing the "clear resolve of the authorities to hold what was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and with a respect for fundamental freedoms." // Illegal annexation, violation of borders and military aggression is not "expressing a point of view".

The Europeans have dragged Russia into the Parliamentary Assembly of…

The Europeans have dragged Russia into the Parliamentary Assembly of Europe in order to abuse Russia there for 20 years.

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Russia joined PACE voluntarily. No evidence of "abuse". The PACE have suspended certain rights for the Russian delegation due to Russias illegal annexation of Crimea and military agression in Ukraine.