Disinfo: The European Union has always been a CIA project

Summary

The European Union has always been a CIA project.

Disproof

The European Union is set up with the aim of ending the frequent and bloody wars between neighbours, which culminated in the Second World War. The six founders are the independent nations of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands (bit.ly/1g2oBJj), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 26
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/04/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Keywords: EU, US presence in Europe, CIA

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Disproof

According to the Council of Europe's Resolution 1601, "a political opposition in and outside parliament is an essential component of a well-functioning democracy. One of the main functions of the opposition is to offer a reliable political alternative to the majority in power by providing other policy options for public consideration. By overseeing and criticising the work of the ruling government, continuously evaluating government action and holding the government to account the opposition works to ensure transparency of public decision and efficiency in the management of public affairs, thereby ensuring the defence of the public interest and preventing misuse and dysfunction" (bit.ly/1WCaKU6), .