East StratCom disinformation claim:

The EU will impose a terror tax on Bulgaria and other member states, similar to the terror tax introduced in France.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 2. January 2017

Debunk claim:

There is no official indication whatsoever, that the EU or Bulgaria will adopt any such measure. More importantly, the EU does not have a direct role in raising taxes or setting tax rates. The amount of tax you pay in each member state is decided by the government in every member state, not the EU. https://europa.eu/european-union/topics/taxation_en

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by PhD Candidate in Disinformation Review issue 53. The item is located at row number 14 in the report.

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