East StratCom disinformation claim:

The EU has always been under the total control of the US.

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Period/date: 23. November 2016

Debunk claim:

EU Member States make sovereign decisions about their own security and policies. The US is an important ally to the EU but EU policy is not determined by the US, as explained by Federica https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/14457/eu-determined-to-keep-working-with-the-us-and-playing-a-crucial-role-in-the-world_en

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 49. The item is located at row number 21 in the report.

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