Conspiracy theories against Russia are back. US TV station MSNBC is doing its best yet to spread the theory that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. “Do you think that the president is afraid to make Putin mad because maybe Putin did help him win the election and he doesn’t want to make him mad for 2020?”, anchorman Chuck Todd asked former National Security Advisor John Bolton in an interview in the show Meet the Press. This caused commotion in social media, since the Democrats’ affirmation that Trump colluded with Russia to somehow ‘steal’ the presidency seemed to have been put to rest after an attempt to impeach the president that came to nowhere. Bolton avoided Todd’s bait and said that there was “no evidence” that the president colluded with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Todd tried to put some distance and clarified several times that he wasn’t talking about “collusion”, without explaining what he was talking about if it wasn’t of “collusion”.
The world can find itself, in front of the “Fourth Reich”, where German law extended its authority to the entire European Union, and the German parliament and the government gained the right to bring the European Central Bank under their control.
Disinformation narrative on the so-called Fourth Reich, which has according to Pro-kremlin outlets been plotted by the EU, the Anglo-Saxons and Angela Merkel. The article also contains a second disinformation narrative about Germany aiming to dominate the EU.
Germany is a democratic country. The Bundesrat participates in legislation, alongside the Bundestag, the directly elected representation of the people of Germany. Any parallel to the Nazi Third Reich is unsubstantiated.
Furthermore, the EU’s standard decision-making procedure is known as 'Ordinary Legislative Procedure’ (ex "codecision"). This means that the directly elected European Parliament has to approve EU legislation together with the Council (the governments of the 27 EU countries).
On the other hand, the Governing Council which is the main decision-making body of the ECB, consists of the six members of the Executive Board, plus the governors of the national central banks of the 19 euro area countries.