Contrary to claims seen on some far-right websites, the EU Commissioner for migration, Dimitris Avramopoulos, does not believe that “mass immigration” is unstoppable. EURACTIV.com looks into the allegations as part of the “Fact or fake” series, in partnership with France 24. “No corner of the European Union will escape mass immigration”. This is the shocking quote that was attributed to the Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs, Dimitris Avramopoulos, last December.
This is the wild rumour that started circulating on websites across Eastern Europe last autumn. The news is entirely fake, of course. It was actually picked up from a French parody website, secretnews.fr, which clearly proclaims its lack of seriousness. But despite the disclaimer, the hoax has been taken up by news sites and discussion groups in Russia, Georgia and Belarus. So how did this “fake news” come about?
The chocolate industry is fuelling misery in West Africa. The European Union – where more chocolate is consumed than anywhere else – must help end it, writes Julia Christian. Julia Christian is a forest governance campaigner focusing on West Africa at Fern, a forests and rights NGO. Its sweet taste, pleasure-inducing chemicals and forbidden aura make chocolate an enormously popular Valentine’s gift. So sales will peak this week in a global industry estimated at around $100 billion annually.
Here's one I shot recently for France 24. Not breaking news, all the credit for the investigation goes to http://BuzzFeed.fr. Still, this is interesting to an English audience. And its speaks volumes about the Front National. https://lnkd.in/df2HxuR
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