The recent bill that forbids smoking in Czech restaurants was…

Summary

The recent bill that forbids smoking in Czech restaurants was approved due to the pressure from the German government and the EU.

Disproof

The restriction of smoking areas started already in 1989. The first bill that restricted smoking in restaurants was adopted in 2006. Read more about the EU Council recommendations on a smoke free environment here bit.ly/2ts9hon,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 73
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/06/2017
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Czech Republic, EU, Germany
  • Outlet: euportal.parlamentnilisty.cz
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The West has designed and is implementing a treacherous scenario…

The West has designed and is implementing a treacherous scenario of depriving Russia of independence in international affairs and gaining unlimited access to Russian natural resources.

Disproof

No evidence given. This is a common narrative in pro-Kremlin disinformation, presenting the West as Russophobia and as aiming for depriving Russia of everything.

Nobody arrested or killed gays in the region of Chechnya…

Nobody arrested or killed gays in the region of Chechnya in Russia; the whole thing is a special operation conducted by Western forces using gay men as a political tool.

Disproof

No evidence given for this conspiracy theory. According to Russian independent media and international human rights organizations, by May 2017, over a hundred men suspected of being gay have been abducted, tortured and some even killed in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya bit.ly/2oWQnmG, .