East StratCom disinformation claim:

The Czech Republic would not need to face a wave of migration if political elites had not supported the Lisbon treaty.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 9. June 2016

Debunk claim:

The migrant crisis is a direct consequence of the civil war in Syria. The Czech government agreed to take in close to 2,700 refugees by the end of 2017 from the countries most burdened by the migrant crisis – Greece and Italy (http://www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/admission-of-quota-refugees-off-to-slow-start-in-the-czech-republic).

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by European Values Think-Tank in Disinformation Review issue 30. The item is located at row number 37 in the report.

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