East StratCom disinformation claim:
Media sources claim that the European Commission fears rigged parliamentary elections in Montenegro.
Documentation for claim
published by ТАСС – Новости в России и мире
Period/date: 17. October 2016
There is no indication that the European Commission fears that the election was rigged. The official joint statement on the election from HRVP Mogherini and Commissioner Hahn can be read here https://eeas.europa.eu/node/12241_en. The media sources that TASS cites comes from a fake news agency, that only registered on the 16 October. Further debunking at http://theins.ru/news/33382 // “Parliamentary elections were held in a competitive environment and fundamental freedoms were generally respected,” say the Preliminary Conclusions of the OSCE report: http://www.osce.org/odihr/elections/275091?download=true
Documentation for the debunk
published by The Insider
This information is reported by The Insider in Disinformation Review issue 45. The item is located at row number 13 in the report.