There is no evidence that Russian athletes have been using doping

Summary

WADA continues its “war against Russia”, there is no evidence that Russian athletes have been using doping.

Disproof

The regulations of the World Anti-Doping Agency apply equally to every athlete, regardless of his or her country of origin. Russia was sanctioned because of its massive programme of state-sponsored doping with a view to gaining unfair sporting advantage. Concerns over Russian doping had existed for many years https://www.rferl.org/a/russian-officials-refuse-accept-charges-state-sponsored-doping-wada-mclaren-mutko/28658126 , html http://bit.ly/2anCHeu, 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 88
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/11/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: WADA, The West
  • Outlet: Voskresnoye Vremya @ Pervyi Kanal
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The EU imposes restrictions on Georgian and Ukrainian products

While European products are put on the Georgian market, limits are enforced on the import of Georgian products inside the EU.

Disproof

Georgia and Ukraine enjoy a zero customs duty policy on import of goods to EU countries, except for 1 product (garlic). There is no limit on the volume of Georgian goods exported to the EU. Only a few products represent exceptions, Georgia initially has zero customs duty for these products within a certain quota, after the expiry of which the import tariff must be paid. mythdetector.ge/en/myth/two-lies-about-association-agreement-european-union,

Only Europe gains from the association agreement with Georgia

The Association Agreement with the EU is very profitable for Europe because it can easily peddle its goods in our countries, while Georgian products are submitted to a quota that Ukraine,for example, has already exhausted.

Disproof

The EU provides Georgian companies with funding, training, and export support to new markets through the EU4Business initiative. Trade relations between the EU and partner countries are mutually beneficial. For example, the Eastern Partnership countries offer new markets and consumers to European businesses, and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine allow citizens in those countries to benefit from greater choice, quality and safety of products available to them thanks to increased standards of consumer protection.Georgia enjoy a zero customs duty policy on import of goods to EU countries, except for 1 product (garlic). There is no limit on the volume of Georgian goods exported to the EU. Only a few products represent exceptions, Georgia initially has zero customs duty for these products within a certain quota, after the expiry of which the import tariff must be paid.  Customs controls at the EU's external borders mean that imported products must still comply with EU standards and requirements. The EU can also take measures if an EU-based industry complains about the damage caused by unfair practices such as dumping or subsidies. Furthermore, Ukraine can not use up quotas for Georgia, since the quota are country specific. eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/35712/myths-about-eastern-partnership-factsheet_en, . Further debunking at Myth Detector mythdetector.ge/en/myth/two-lies-about-association-agreement-european-union, .

PESCO indicates Europe’s lack of independence from the US

The Permanent Structured Cooperation on security and defence (PESCO) is nothing but a set-up enabling the US to supervise yet another major infrastructure project in Europe” and to withdraw cash from Europe. The project does not indicate Europe’s independence.

Disproof

Actually, the main aim of a Permanent Structured Cooperation on security and defence (PESCO), as outlined in the Treaty of the EU, Articles 42 (6) and 46, as well as Protocol 10 is EU Member States' closer cooperation in security and defence. Member States agreed to step up the European Union's work in this area and acknowledged that enhanced coordination, increased investment in defence and cooperation in developing defence capabilities are key requirements to achieve it.

Through PESCO, Member States increase their effectiveness in addressing security challenges and advancing towards further integrating and strengthening defence cooperation within the EU framework. eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-Homepage/34226/permanent-structured-cooperation-pesco-factsheet_en,