Disinfo: There is a catastrophic increase of hepatitis A cases in the EU because of migrants


The immunologist doctor Vladislav Zhemchugov explains the increase of hepatitis A cases in the EU countries through the uncontrolled influx of migrants. The migrants who came from disadvantaged countries with a gastrointestinal disease, brought with them viruses, and as a result, the EU system of housing and communal services in Europe did not cope with it.


No evidence given. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control doesn't mention migration as cause for the outbreaks of Hepatitis A.


  • Reported in: Issue 78
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/08/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Moldova, Russia
  • Keywords: EU, Diseases, Migration crisis
  • Outlet: sputnik.md
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Kyiv will not receive real assistance from Europe

Europe will be indifferent to what is happening in Ukraine, when the issue of bypass paths for oil and gas is solved. Europe may discuss the Ukrainian problems, but Kyiv will not receive real assistance.


No evidence given. The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), entered into force on 1 September 2017. The EU is Ukraine's number one trading partner. Exports from Ukraine to the EU and Ukrainian imports from the EU both increased by about 25% in the first four months of 2017 compared to the same period the previous year.
The EU has pledged a €12.8 billion support package for the next few years to support the reform process. This includes €3.41 billion in loans as EU macro-financial assistance (MFA), of which €2.81 billion has already been provided. This is the largest amount of macro-financial assistance that the EU has disbursed to any non-EU country. On 24 November 2016, in Brussels, the European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič and the Energy Minister of Ukraine, Ihor Nasalyk, signed a new Memorandum of Understanding on a Strategic Energy Partnership between the EU and Ukraine. The new Memorandum of Understanding aims to stimulate energy cooperation between the EU and Ukraine. The European Commission, in close cooperation with the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the World Bank, continues to support the modernisation of the Ukrainian gas transportation system, in line with the Joint Declaration made in March 2009.

Open borders with EU will further increase unemployment in Moldova

If Moldova opens the borders with Ukraine and the EU, Ukraine will invade Moldova with dairy products and the EU with meat and other kinds of products. It will be impossible to create new jobs in the country.




No evidence given.
According to the IBM Global Location Trends report for 2017, Moldova ranks sixth in the world in terms of the number of jobs created in 2016, taking into account population. The result of Moldova is largely due to the entry of some automotive companies in the market. www.mold-street.com/?go=news&n=6377,

The EU is the most important trading partner for the Republic of Moldova. eeas.europa.eu/delegations/moldova/1538/republic-moldova-and-eu_en,
Around two thirds (66%) of Moldova's exports went to the EU in 2016, followed by Russia (12%) and Belarus (5%).
In 2016, the exports from the EU to the Republic of Moldova have decreased by 2%. Key EU exports are machinery and appliances, mineral products, transport equipment, and chemical products.
The economic analyst from "Expert-Grup", Vadim Gumene says in the report (published in April 2017) "Evolution of the Moldova-EU trade flows after 2 years of DCFTA implementation" that the import of agri-food products from the EU registers a decrease of 15% during the period from 2014 to 2016.