East StratCom disinformation claim:

The Brussels bureaucracy has not been elected by anyone.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 16. January 2017

Debunk claim:

Selfevidently, if the claim concerns the bureaucrats – no, they are not elected as is the case in any similar system. If the claims concerns the politicians; the European Parliament is elected by the 500-million population of the EU and amounts to 751 MEPs. The Council of the European Union consists of ministers of all member states of the EU, from parties elected by their member states population. European Council is composed by the heads of government or heads of state of the member countries, elected by the parties their population voted for https://europa.eu/european-union/about-eu_en, http://eurocommunicator.ge/eng/view_myth/649/.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Myth Detector in Disinformation Review issue 56. The item is located at row number 4 in the report.

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