There is a document which is shared on the internet these days. I saw it in Romanian language and then searching a bit, I found it in English as well: it refers to a "memorandum" signed in Strasbourg containing a list of weird rules which they say they're going to be implemented in different dates in the future.

I quickly read it, but it looks to me like a non-credible thingy. However, I have many friends who tend to believe it. In our country, this appeared on sites I don't trust.

Was such a "Memorandum", coming in effect May 1st 2016, effectively signed in Strasbourg on 25-29 June 2014 as described?

The Romanian version contains way more articles. I created a pastebin containing the Romanian version (which appeared on multiple sites, but the top one is this). Using Google Translate, you can read the translated version here. The Greek version appears here.

For reference, I will leave here two screenshots (downloaded from here) of the English version (which seems to not contain all the articles which appear in the Romanian version, linked above).

Is this document genuine? Eventually, how can one prove to someone that this is not true?

Few months ago (when this appeared on the internet), I saw many people talking about and believing it. I do believe the passing of time will show this is not genuine (for example, we are already in December, 2016 and there is no Cancellation of national holidays and exibitions–Art 6).

Initially, I asked this on christianity.stackexchange.com, but I think asking it here would be good too.

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    When you ask "if this is a credible (at least official/true) document", which document are you referring to? The one you posted? The Ukrainian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church (established 2009, "presently in exile"), which it purports to come from, has English-language content on their website, where they expound their views on many things. Do you just want to know if this is really their opinion?
    – Dan Getz
    Dec 20, 2016 at 14:51
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    From my experience, Europeans would often use "signed in Strasbourg" as a short meaning that something was enacted or agreed upon by the EU parliament (which resides in Strasbourg). I suspect that's the case here.
    – ventsyv
    Dec 20, 2016 at 18:25
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    This document is from the "Byzantine Catholic Patriarchate", which appears to be an Orthodox reincarnation of the Landover Baptist Church. Their web site vkpatriarhat.org.ua/en gives a pretty good flavor of their views - conservative theology, denouncement of popes, bishops, cardinals. Opposition to other religions, gay rights, and "microchips". Given what's on their website, my assumption would be that the mysterious memorandum "signed in Strasbourg" exists only in their imaginations.
    – Mark
    Dec 21, 2016 at 23:13
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    @Avery - Hence the phrase "my assumption would be..."
    – Mark
    Dec 22, 2016 at 11:07
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    The source is apokalypsisnow.blogspot.ru/2015/04/blog-post.html and a Greek Snopes-type sight says it is fake here: ellinikahoaxes.gr/2016/01/09/…
    – DavePhD
    Dec 24, 2016 at 14:20


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