East StratCom disinformation claim:

Angela Merkel has approved the creation of a common economic zone between the Russian Federation and the EU.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 4. June 2016

Debunk claim:

Angela Merkel said that eventually she wants to have a common economic zone from Lisbon to Vladivostok, but considering Russia’s actions in Ukraine, the EU cannot give up its principles (http://uatoday.tv/politics/merkel-wants-russia-to-be-part-of-european-economic-zone-666837.html).

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Dmytro Spivak, Dragomanov University in Disinformation Review issue 29. The item is located at row number 37 in the report.

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