Disinfo: There is no European solidarity, everyone is for himself

Summary

It turned out, there is no European solidarity. In Europe, everyone is for himself. The end of the pandemic is the end of the European Union in its current form. The EU will be different. Italy is in the most difficult epidemiological situation, and yet none of the countries in Europe helped it, only China. This shows that there is no united Europe. Each country is for itself. It is very likely that when the crisis with the pandemic passes, we will see Europe in a different, collapsed form.

Disproof

This claim exploits the coronavirus pandemic to push a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the EU's alleged imminent collapse. It also aims to pit EU member states against each other in an attempt to undermine European solidarity - another recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation tactic. There is no evidence to support the doomsday claim that the pandemic is resulting in the death or obsolescence of the EU.

To cushion the blow to people’s livelihoods and the economy, the European Commission has adopted a comprehensive economic response to the outbreak, applied the full flexibility of the EU fiscal rules, has revised its State Aid rules and proposed to set up a EUR 37 billion Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative to provide liquidity to small businesses and the health care sector. To support scientific research into the COVID-19, the European Commission earmarked 47,5 million EUR for shortlisted research projects that can improve epidemiology and public health, including preparedness and response to outbreaks.

The report on the comprehensive economic policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here. Read more about the EU's response here and here.

See similar cases claiming that the idea of a united Europe has crashed, or The myth about “European unity” is destroyed.

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  • Reported in: Issue 190
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: EU, Italy
  • Keywords: coronavirus, EU, EU disintegration
  • Outlet: Sputnik Armenia
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De-communised Ukraine only receives help from communist China

Ukraine is a decommunised country and now, in fact, the only state that expresses support and assistance, including masks and test systems, is communist China. And it’s okay, they take this help.

Disproof

One of the Kremlin's disinformation narratives about decommunisation in Ukraine and part of the ongoing disinformation campaign around the coronavirus and how it could change the world order.

China is not the only one helping Ukraine. On 26th March, the European Union agreed to assist Ukraine in the fight against the virus. The EU will provide support for the health care system, in solving social issues and credit support for small and medium sized businesses.

Coronavirus: Western media in cahoots with Big Pharma ignore successful treatment with vitamin C in China

The Western media ignores the fact that the usage of high dosage of vitamin C saved lives in China.

The mainstream media in cahoots with governments and the medical establishment are suppressing any news regarding the use of a cheap, safe and easy to produce treatment for coronavirus patients. Maybe its because this treatment is being used in Chinese hospitals to save lives.

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As the global death toll soars higher we can only hope that more and more doctors will follow in the footsteps of their Chinese colleagues and have the courage to use a safe and cheap treatment that is totally at odds with the big pharma approach currently followed by the World Health Organisation and most governments. The current approach used by many Western Governments has been slow, clumsy and ill informed putting the interests of big business above saving the lives of ordinary people.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory.

International media have reported extensively on the attempts to treat COVID-19 with high doses of vitamin C. US Newsweek, French Le Monde, German Süddeutsche Zeitung and Belgian Le Soir to mention a few. The reporting also shows that vitamin C by no means can be seen as a "miracle cure" at any stage of the disease. Researchers continue to follow various approaches for treatment of COVID-19, including treatment with vitamin C.

COVID-19 proves the EU is collapsing

The EU is collapsing. The European Union is disintegrating into small and large principalities with ever more strictly guarded borders. Everyone and everyone is sealing themselves off.

Forgotten are all the hymns of praise for the “common European values” that allegedly should have united this “elitist group of countries”. Is the EU really just an abbreviation for Selfish Union?

The whole EU construct, with its costly bureaucratic institutions and “common values”, has failed the coronavirus test – at any rate, there are more and more confirmations for this claim.

Disproof

This claim exploits the coronavirus pandemic to push a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the EU's alleged imminent collapse. It also aims to pit EU member states against each other in an attempt to undermine European solidarity - another recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation tactic. There is no evidence to support the doomsday claim that the pandemic is resulting in the death or obsolescence of the EU or any of its member states.

To cushion the blow to people’s livelihoods and the economy, the European Commission has adopted a comprehensive economic response to the outbreak, applied the full flexibility of the EU fiscal rules, has revised its State Aid rules and proposed to set up a €37 billion Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative to provide liquidity to small businesses and the health care sector.