EU membership has led to economic collapse in Bulgaria and Romania

Summary

After joining the European Union, Bulgaria’s and Romania’s expectations for a better economic situation were not met, as enterprises and factories were shut down and the rates of unemployment reached an alarming level. The same will happen in Georgia, especially in the spheres of wine-making and viticulture.

Disproof

Bulgaria and Romania joined the European Union in 2007; as a result, their GDP, export, average annual wages, as well as a share of products created in their economies by industrial sector increased. In addition, European countries account for 84% and 78% of Romanian and Bulgarian exports, respectively. No indication that it would be bad for Georgia to cooperate or join the EU. Further debunking and the above mentioned statistics at Myth Detector.

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  • Reported in: Issue 108
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/04/2018
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia
  • Keywords: EU, Trade, Economic difficulties
  • Outlet: Georgia and the World
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Disproof

No evidence given. OPCW has previously been targeted with disinformation from Russian sources. The White Helmets have long been the target of a smear campaign promoted by the Russian and Syrian governments, as well as by conspiracy theorists in the West who typically use Russian sources like RT and Sputnik.

Furthermore, the quoted former UK ambassador has been the director of a pro-Assad lobbying group since April 2017. That group, the British Syrian Society, was founded by Fawas Akhras, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s father-in-law. Further debunking by Polygraph.info.

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Disproof

Federal officials have flatly denied online rumours circulated by Russian social media accounts that three Canadian soldiers working in Ukraine were killed by a landmine. www.ctvnews.ca/politics/feds-deny-russian-rumours-that-3-canadian-soldiers-were-killed-in-ukraine-1.3936488,

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