Disinfo: The EU is a crazy Moloch – its dictate starts to be unacceptable

Summary

The dictate of the EU starts to be unacceptable. The UK has left the EU and probably, it will become stronger. The EU is a crazy Moloch.

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Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the undemocratic EU and its dictate over the EU members.

Moloch is a Canaanite god associated with child sacrifice. In Slavic languages, this term is sometimes used to described something big and terrible.

The EU is a democratic Union of 27 Member States. The unique feature of the EU is that, although the Member States remain sovereign and independent states, they have decided to pool some of their 'sovereignty' in areas where it makes sense to work together. The decision-making structure in the EU is defined by the EU treaties. Article 5 of the Treaty on European Union ensures the principle of subsidiarity, which guarantees that decisions are taken as closely as possible to the citizen. Learn more here.

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  • Reported in: Issue188
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Keywords: EU, EU disintegration, Brexit, Democracy, Sovereignty
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Because of NATO, the Czech Army cannot defend Czech citizens

Because of NATO, the Czech Army is oriented towards expansion, but will not be able to defend Czech citizens if needed.

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Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative portraying NATO and its members as a threat to global peace because of their aggressive military agenda.

The essential mission of the Czech Armed Forces is to prepare for the defence of the Czech Republic and to defend it against external attacks (see the Defence Strategy of the Czech Republic). Contrary to the claim above, the Czech Army is preparing for external expansion as a result of NATO membership. Like all NATO members, which have joined the alliance as a result of their own sovereign national choice, the Czech Republic considers its membership in NATO as a vital guarantee for its freedom and national security. Read more about the defence policy of the Czech Army here - Long Term Perspective for Defence 2035.

The Polish Institute of National Remembrance is not a historical and scientific institution

It is difficult to change the attitude of the [Polish] society towards the so-called “Cursed Soldiers” when such an institution as the Institute of National Remembrance exists – this institution is scientific only on the surface. In reality, this institution is political, not historical – it is fully dominated by the rightist forces.

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This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism. It accuses Polish authorities and state institutions of “falsification and re-writing” of its history and the alleged information war against Russia.

The Polish Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) is a Polish government institution in charge of the prosecution, archives, education and lustration, in relation to crimes against the Polish nation. The IPN investigates Nazi and Communist crimes committed between 1917 and 1990, documents its findings and disseminates them to the public.

No fake news comes from Russia

No Fake News has been recorded coming from inside Russia during the last period, especially not the ones referring to a Russian conspiracy theory that the US was behind the spread of Coronavirus.

Part of the completely false information being published against Russia, for example, that Russia sent agents to the UK and poisoned an unnecessary spy (Sergei Skripal) and his daughter (Yulia Skripal).

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Our database has so far caught more than 70 cases related directly to Russian outlets spreading disinformation about the coronavirus alone in several languages.

Russophobia is often used in pro-Kremlin disinformation as an explanation for the West blaming Russia for anything. This message also contains recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury.