DISINFO: Economies of the Baltic countries can't make progress in the EU
  • Outlet: Sputnik Lithuania - Russian 2 (archived)*
  • Date of publication: January 21, 2018
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 95
  • Countries / regions discussed: Lithuania, Estonia, Baltic states, Russia, Latvia
Russian superiority European Union Economic difficulties

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


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.


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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