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The EU is a neocolonial project

Summary of Disinformation

The EU is an undemocratic neocolonial project.

We think that the undemocratic project of the European Union (EU) is losing its legitimacy. (…) The resistance of oppressed countries held in neocolonial status is often called “nationalism” by the oppressors to discredit this resistance.

The EU is a construction of banks and corporations that secures their domination and profits. (…) Protests against it are suppressed by the comprehensive dismantling of democratic rights as well as new instruments of surveillance and repression.

 

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the undemocratic EU and on the failed European values.

The EU is not neocolonial, but a democratic Union of 28 Member States.  The unique feature of the EU is that, although the Member States all 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: Issue 152
Date: 23.05.2019
Language: German
Country: EU
Keywords: Euro-scepticism, EU disintegration, Democracy, European values, Europe
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Deutschland
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