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

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,

publication/media

printed outlet
  • Reported in: Issue 60
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/02/2017
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Baltic states, Georgia
  • Keywords: EU, EU/NATO enlargement
  • Outlet: Alia

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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There has been an agreement between president Bush and president…

There has been an agreement between president Bush and president Gorbachev that NATO won’t be enlarged by the Eastern European countries in exchange for USSR’s agreement with the unification of Germany.

Disproof

No such promise was ever made, and Russia has never produced any evidence to back up its claim: bit.ly/2eFPg9s,