Disinfo: The EU has spent 54 million euro to conclude that only women can bear children


The project is part of the 8th Framework Program, totaling € 12 billion, and has been classified as “successful” after a review in the Commission and all grants have been paid. Commissioner for Demographic Affairs Nikita Downing has announced that several similar projects are underway to illustrate the effective investment of European funds in research.


The source of the article is a satirical website www.gudelnews.com/2017/09/54.html, .

There is currently no Commissioner for Demographic Affairs as well as no Commissioner with the name of Nikita Downing ec.europa.eu/commission/commissioners/2014-2019_en, . There is no such research presented within the Horizon 2020 programme (the 8th Framework Program).


  • Reported in: Issue 81
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/09/2017
  • Language/target audience: Bulgarian
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Keywords: European Union, EU regulations


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The US aided Georgia only with useless shoes in the time of crisis

The United States and NATO did not help Georgia during the fight against the wildfire raging in Borjomi Gorge. Instead, they only donated 500 pairs of cheap shoes – which are usually used for burial rituals of the homeless in the U.S.


The statement that Americans bury people in fire-proof boots of the kind donated to Georgia is false. The 500 pairs of boots donated by the U.S. Government were specifically requested by Georgia's Emergency Management Agency. In addition, the shoes were designed in Georgia by a former member of the Georgian Special Forces and they are based on combat specifications. These leather footgear are resistant up to 300 degrees Celsius and protect the foot from sharp debris penetration.
police.ge/ge/shss-s-mekhandzre-mashvelebs-amerikis-sheertebuli-shtatebis-elchis-movaleobis-shemsrulebeli-shekhvda/10960, . Further debunking by Myth Detector mythdetector.ge/en/myth/disinformation-about-american-fire-rescue-boots, .

Also the Balearic Islands in Spain calls for independence

Not only Catalonia wants to vote on independence. In the Balearic Islands the political coalition MÉS per Mallorca calls for a referendum on the sovereignty of the island in 2030.


Misleading. Mallorca is not about to vote for its independence soon. The article cites a document written by only one party, MÉS per Mallorca, in the Government. The vote of the Mallorca Republic is just a political intention and a manifesto written by one minority nationalist party.

Since 2013, NATO has been unleashing aggression against Russia

It is quite clear that Russia, since 2013, has been a subject for aggression by the coalition of NATO countries that is the strongest in the world and led by the US.


There are no facts that either NATO or any member of this block has unleashed an aggression against Moscow since 2013. NATO has consistently worked to build a cooperative relationship with Russia since the early 1990s: no other NATO partner has been offered a comparable relationship, nor a similarly comprehensive institutional framework: bit.ly/2e0TZnG, . Cooperation has been suspended in response to Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine, which the Allies condemn in the strongest terms. Political and military channels of communication remain open.