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Economies of the Baltic countries can't make progress in the EU

Summary of Disinformation

Economies of the Baltic countries can’t make progress when the countries are EU members. [—] The only real solution for the Baltic economies is integration to the Russian market.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation. Lithuania and Latvia were among Europe's 10 fastest growing economies in 2016, according to World Economic Forum.

In addition, Estonia was second in the 2017 Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom in Europe.  Lithuania was 8th and Latvia came in at 11th. In the global ranking Estonia is the 6th.

The Baltic countries have been a showcase of successful transformation after regaining independence following 50 years of Soviet occupation. This includes free market economies, well-functioning democratic institutions and legal system. http://bit.ly/K11iGM, http://bloom.bg/2eSwg3K // In 1995 in LV GDP per capita was 2.327 USD compared to 13.664 USD in 2015. In 1995 EE GDP per capita was 3.036 USD compared to 17.295 USD in 2015 http://bit.ly/1eRbn2E

 

 

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Reported in: Issue 95
Date: 21.01.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Latvia, Russia, Baltic states, Estonia, Lithuania, EU
Keywords: EU, Russian superiority, Economic difficulties
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Lithuania, Vesti
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