Disinfo: The legalisation of same-sex civil partnership by Kyiv is a…

Summary

The legalisation of same-sex civil partnership by Kyiv is a pre-condition for EU visa liberalisation.

Disproof

Ukrainian citizens' visa-free travel into the EU is dependent on the implementation by Ukraine of its Visa Liberalisation Action Plan (VLAP). Although the VLAP does require the Ukrainian government to adopt and implement a series of legislative changes, the Action Plan does not cover the issue of same-sex marriage or civil partnership (bit.ly/1JgJArv), .

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  • Reported in: Issue 20
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/03/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: EU, Visa liberalisation, LGBT
  • Outlet: livejournal.com
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Lithuanian authorities detained two Russian TV journalists while they were…

Lithuanian authorities detained two Russian TV journalists while they were performing their professional duties at the Russian opposition forum held in Trakai. Lithuania is continuing the course to censorship, violating the EU’s concept of freedom of speech.

Disproof

Although journalists from all over the world had been invited to be accredited in advance, the "Rossiya" journalists never applied for accreditation and were stopped while attemting to enter the forum without the necessary passes.

Georgia should return to its traditional market, Russia, as it…

Georgia should return to its traditional market, Russia, as it is more difficult to sell Georgian agricultural products on the European market.

Disproof

Georgia exported agriculture products worth 208 million US Dollars to the EU member states in 2015, almost twice as much as those exported to Russia in the same period. The value of agricultural products exported from Georgia to the EU almost tripled since 2010. Moreover, the EU-Georgia DCFTA entered into force in September 2014 and the customs duties were lifted between Georgia and the EU member states. This provides additional opportunities for Georgian businesses to gain a foothold in the world’s largest market. See bit.ly/1ps9W6i, .