November 15, 2018  |  Updated November 21, 2018

Fake: Poland Leaving the EU

By StopFake
Website screenshot Ukraina.ru

European Union bursting at the seams, Poland ready to leave, announced Ukraina.ruRIA and TASS on October 11, claiming that Warsaw was poised to launch “Polexit” because of a conflict with Brussels. The source for this latest fake was none other than European Council President and Poland’s former Prime Minister Donald Tusk who criticized Poland’s latest judicial reform. Russian media couldn’t manage to spin this fake in just one direction however, some predicted a complete EU collapse, others claimed Poland was pulling out; others simply distorted what Tusk said.

Tusk did urge the Polish government to stop fighting with Brussels about the judicial reform the country enacted in June, as such fighting might lead to an accidental “Polexit”.

 

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