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The EU operation structure resembles a Soviet collective farm -“a kolkhoz”

Summary of Disinformation

Poles still remember the Soviet-style Polish authorities. The EU resembles this structure more and more. The system structure is very similar [to the Soviet kolkhoz]: central management, central planning, gradually deeper interference into the affairs of the member-states and a traditional family, growing “totalitarian” trends.

Disproof

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

The decision-making structure in the EU is defined by EU treaties. Article 5 in the Treaty on the European Union ensured the principle of subsidiarity, which guarantees that decisions are taken as closely as possible to the citizen and that constant checks are made to verify that action at EU level is justified in light of the possibilities available at national, regional or local level. It is the principle whereby the EU does not take action (except in the areas that fall within its exclusive competence), unless it is more effective than action taken at national, regional or local level. Learn more here.

 

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Reported in: Issue 145
Date: 04.04.2019
Language: Polish
Country: Poland, USSR, EU
Keywords: euro, Euro-scepticism, European Council, EU elections 2019, European Parliament, European Commission
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Polska
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