Disinfo: Georgia: EU integration will impoverish us, just like the Baltics

Summary

Georgia: EU integration will impoverish us, just like the Baltic countries.

Disproof

No country became poorer after accession to the EU than it was before. After their accession to the European Union in 2004, until 2015 the Baltic countries’ GDP expanded at a record level. About 93% increase in Estonia, 111% in Lithuania and 115% in Latvia. // bit.ly/2mfsAB9,

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  • Reported in: Issue 60
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/02/2017
  • Outlet language(s)
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Georgia, Baltic states
  • Keywords: European Union, EU/NATO enlargement
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Disproof

Conspiracy theory with no evidence.

The Baltic states are plotting to attack Russia, shown by...

The Baltic states are plotting to attack Russia, shown by the arrival of NATO troops in the Baltics as the largest troop presence in the region since WWII and furthermore all three countries are nearly bankrupt due to their anti-Russia foreign policies.

Disproof

Debunked many times before. The enforcement of the Eastern flank is a response to Russia’s aggressive foreign policy and actions in Ukraine.bit.ly/2iMmGkG, . The economies of the Baltic States have prospered since joining the EU: according to Eurostat, GDP per capita at market prices has grown 45% in EE; 39% in LV & 42% in LT since 2004.