Disinfo: The Czech Republic would not need to face a wave…

Summary

The Czech Republic would not need to face a wave of migration if political elites had not supported the Lisbon treaty.

Disproof

The migration crisis is a direct consequence of the civil war in Syria. The Czech government agreed to take in close to 2,700 refugees by the end of 2017 from the countries most burdened by the migration crisis – Greece and Italy (bit.ly/1Oa0iRi), .

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  • Reported in: Issue 30
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/06/2016
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Keywords: Refugees, Migration crisis
  • Outlet: aeronet.cz
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The French Senate is lifting sanctions on Russia

The French Senate adopted a decision on the lifting of sanctions against Russia.

Disproof

The resolution adopted by the Senate is a recommendation that has no binding power. On 17 July the European Council extended EU restrictive measures against Russia in response to the crisis in Ukraine.

Pro-Kremlin media has been vocal about sanctions and for example has stated that the aim of the internatinal community is to destroy Russia via international isolation, fall of oil prices, and financial sanctions.

Lithuanian authorities are planning to introduce state censorship

Lithuanian authorities are planning to introduce state censorship and deprive people’s access to independent information.

Disproof

Propaganda, by definition, cannot be considered as independent information.

The National Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission proposes to block TV channels spreading propaganda on the internet and this initiative is also supported by the Lithuanian Cable Television Association (LKTA).

Four Ukrainian regions are demanding autonomy from Kiev

Four Ukrainian regions (the western Ukrainian Khmelnycky oblast, Zhytomyr and Kirovohrad oblasts in central Ukraine and the southern Odesa province) are demanding autonomy from Kiev.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about problems in Ukraine. None of the regions mentioned are actually demanding autonomy, instead, there was a call to "reform local government and for a clear division of powers between the Cabinet of Ministers and the regional council to be outlined in a contractual relationship".