Disinfo: Western Europe steals from "secondary Europe"

Summary

Sucking money and other resources from ”secondary Europe” has become a norm for other western European economic leaders similar to Germany. Poland and Greece are EU Member States, but they are only ”secondary members” and this is called ”two-speed Europe”.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation about a "two-speed Europe", no evidence given. Poland is the biggest beneficiary of the EU budget. More specifically, Poland is the main recipient of EU regional funds. Poland also receives a large share of the European funds for agriculture, and is the top beneficiary of EU funds for rural development. Every year, around 1.4 million Polish farmers receive income support from the EU budget. ec.europa.eu/budget/mycountry/PL/index_en.cfm, Total EU spending in Poland – € 13.358 billion, total Polish contribution to the EU budget – € 3.718 billion. europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/countries/member-countries/poland_en#budgets_and_funding, Greece is one of the EU Member States which receives more from the EU budget than it pays. Breakdown of Greece's finances with the EU in 2015: Total EU spending in Greece – € 6.210 billion, total Greek contribution to the EU budget – € 1.206 billion. europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/countries/member-countries/greece_en#budgets_and_funding,

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  • Reported in: Issue 87
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/11/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Georgian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Georgia, Germany
  • Keywords: EU disintegration, Europe
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Disproof

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Europe was responsible for the mass famine in the USSR

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Disproof

Conspiracy theory. The USSR regime was responsible for the mass famine, including Holodomor in Ukraine in the 1930s. 17 states recognized Holodomor as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people: USA, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Columbia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Ecuador, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, and Slovak Republic.The Holodomor was recognized as a tragedy or crime against humanity in various resolutions adopted by international organizations: OSCE, PACE, Joint statement to the UN General Assembly, European Parliament. mythdetector.ge/en/myth/three-lies-about-holodomor-ukraine, . The Nazi regime was responsible for the Holocaust.

Europe tells the OSCE observers when to ignore shelling in Donbas

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Disproof

No evidence given. The Special monitoring mission of unarmed civilian observers to Ukraine was deployed following a request to the OSCE by Ukraine’s government and was agreed by all 57 OSCE’s participating States, Russia included. www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/116879?download=true, . As for the OSCE reports, see http://www.osce.org/special-monitoring-mission-to-ukraine/157261