East StratCom disinformation claim:

The EU postponed granting visafree regime to Georgia for one year.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 7. December 2016

Debunk claim:

The process of a visa-free regime is well underway. The Council, Commission, and European Parliament agreed on Thursday 8 December on an emergency brake to suspend visa waivers, ending an EU dispute holding this up: http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2016/12/07-visa-suspension-mechanism/. Now the process continues and whereas there is not yet a concrete date when visa liberalisation will become effective for Georgia, it will hopefully be very soon.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Givi Gigitashvili, The Latvian Institute of International Affairs in Disinformation Review issue 51. The item is located at row number 53 in the report.

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