East StratCom disinformation claim:

The EU prepares military police to eliminate protests. According to the ex-Brussels mayor, the EU is trying to establish a European version of FBI.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 2. May 2016

Debunk claim:

Francois-Xavier de Donnea, former Minister-President of the Brussels region did not state that EU is trying to establish a European version of FBI. In an interview with RT, he expressed his personal opinion, namely, that “we need a pan-European FBI to counter terror threat”(https://www.rt.com/shows/sophieco/337144-brussels-terrorist-attacks-prevention/).

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by European Values Think-Tank in Disinformation Review issue 26. The item is located at row number 30 in the report.

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