Disinfo: The EU-Georgia Association Agreement report focuses solely on LGBT

Summary

The report assessing the EU-Georgia Association Agreement implementation focuses solely on the protection of the LGBT rights. 45 million granted to Georgia by EU will be spent on defending the rights of minorities instead of economic growth. “Georgian government nourishes the EU like a snake in its bosom”, says the leader of St. Ketevan Martyr’s Church in Avchala, Georgia.

Disproof

The European Parliament's report is related to 5 topics: political dialogue; rule of law and good governance; respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; trade and economic relations; energy and other fields for cooperation. On August 31, the EU officially allocated 45 million euros to cover part of the financial needs and support economic reforms. The assistance is provided within the frames of the Association Agreement and it distributed in two tranches. 10 million euros will be provided in the form of grants and the remaining 35 million euros in medium-term loans, at favourable financing conditions. More information on Mythdetector.

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  • Reported in: Issue 119
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/09/2018
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  • Country: Georgia
  • Keywords: European Union, LGBT
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Skripal poison suspects are British TV actors

CCTV pictures recovered by the British police were actually shots taken from a series called ‘KGB Spy’. So, in fact, Skripal poison suspects were British actors in a TV drama, according to a Facebook post by producer Michael Killigan.

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