East StratCom disinformation claim:

According to EU Commissioner Hahn, Bulgaria will disappear as a nation in 40 years. Hahn claims that this process is irreversible and that the EU should claim the territory.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 8. February 2017

Debunk claim:

The European Commission’s Representation in Bulgaria has denied that European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hanh made statements of a negative nature about Bulgaria. http://www.novinite.com/articles/178915/EC%E2%80%99s+Representation+in+Bulgaria+Denies+Johannes+Hanh+Made+Anti-Bulgarian+Statements

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by East Stratcom Network in Disinformation Review issue 59. The item is located at row number 1 in the report.

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