Voters, the EU Parliament and national parliaments are disregarded by EU Commission

Summary

The EU has not yet abolished elections, but it is on the way to do so. It has been proved many times that the EU is not interested in the will of the voters. Votes are repeated until the result is right, referenda and election decisions are ignored.

Disproof

The EU is not planning to abolish elections. This is a conspiracy theory and a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative, which aims to portray the EU as a disintegrating bloc, overseen by a bureaucracy bringing harm to EU citizens and the sovereignty of its member states.

The EU is governed by the principle of representative democracy, with citizens directly represented at Union level in the European Parliament and Member States represented in the European Council and the Council of the EU.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 159
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/07/2019
  • Language/target audience: German
  • Country: EU
  • Keywords: European Parliament, European Commission, EU disintegration
  • Outlet: RT Deutsch
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[Pending] The EU governing process has nothing to do with democracy

What is astonishing is the mantra-like invocation of European values such as democracy and freedom, which ran like a red thread through Leyen’s application speech to the EU Parliament. It is astonishing for a quite obvious reason, because the process, as von der Leyen came to office, really has nothing to do with democracy or any other ‘Western value’. It has its chutzpah to be hoisted to power by an act completely distant from democracy and in doing so to conjure up a common foundation of values in penetrance that is diametrically opposed to this act.  Apparently, however, the mainstream media are also so far removed from the ability to recognise these values that they no longer notice their actual absence.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the undemocratic EU and the failed European values.

The President of the European Commission is elected by the European Parliament members, which in turn are elected by EU citizens directly. Europeans democratically voted to elect the 751 MEPs to represent them for the next five years.

[To double check with Per – RM] Russian language was banned at school in Avdiivka

The Russian language is prohibited at school in Avdiivka.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine and discrimination against Russian speakers and the new Law on the Ukrainian  Language.

In the Ukrainian legislation, there are no documents that prohibit Russian or any other language. There is also no information in the video, which is used by the Russian media, about the Russian language prohibition in the school in Avdiivka. The footage shows a conflict between director and parents of children from school No 2 in Avdiivka. Some parents reject the idea of teaching their children in Ukrainian.

[WB, ON HOLD, SEE COMMENTS] // NATO uses Balkans to open path to Russia

There is something […] that many interpret as the ultimate repackaging of the Balkans according to the Atlantic model, which in addition to NATO’s military presence entails a revision of the education system (above all, history). The main target, of course, is Serbia again. The current situation with Serbia is very reminiscent of the situation in 1941, when Germany, through the Triple Pact, made a ring around the Kingdom of Yugoslavia to force it to fit into the project of the so-called “new European order”. What was Yugoslavia in 1941 is now Serbia and Republika Srpska, and what was Germany – now NATO and America. Once the Balkans are cleared, NATO will be on a completely open path to Russia’s borders.

 

 

Disproof

Conspiracy theory presented without evidence, consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about NATO encircling Russia and on the efforts of NATO and the USA to dictate policies and control governments across Europe - see related cases here and here.

Serbia is deepening its political dialogue and cooperation with NATO on issues of common interest, with an important focus on support for democratic, institutional, and defence reforms. Unlike other Western Balkan partners, Serbia does not aspire to join the Alliance.