The EU struggles against lies – Treffpunkt Europa (Radio Broadcast on TruLies)

The European Union is subject to a multitude of rumors, myths and outright lies — on its overwhelming bureau­cracy, Germany as its paymaster or the famous cucumber directive. Why this is the case and which claims are true or false is the topic of a radio programme at euranetplus on the project TruLies. In this broadcast, employees of the Institute for European Politics (IEP) and Das Progres­sives Zentrum present the project and talk about the use of lies and condensed state­ments by populist and Eurosceptic parties and movements.

The project “TruLies – The Truth about Lies on Europe”, aided by the Stiftung Mercator and run by the Institute for European Politics (IEP) in cooper­ation with Das Progressive Zentrum, has two principal objec­tives. On the one hand, it strives to decon­struct Eurosceptic and populist preju­dices, animosities, and false asser­tions, by means of social scien­tif­i­cally-grounded analysis. Thus, it aims to contribute to a ratio­nal­i­sation of the public discourse and debate in Germany (and beyond). On the other hand, “TruLies Europe” endeavours to publicly commu­nicate its findings beyond the select circle of scholars to political actors, civil society, and the wider public. You may find further infor­mation on our website:

The radio programme can be found here.