East StratCom disinformation claim:

EU threatens Switzerland: no free market access if you close the borders for migrants.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 8. July 2016

Debunk claim:

The article quotes The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/03/eu-swiss-single-market-access-no-free-movement-citizens), which says that Switzerland “will lose access to the single market if it goes ahead with plans to impose controls on the free movement of EU citizens,” not migrants.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by European Values Think-Tank in Disinformation Review issue 35. The item is located at row number 16 in the report.

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