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,

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