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Italians are the poorest citizens of the EU and Italy is the poorest EU country

Summary of Disinformation

Italy has suffered so much from the introduction of euro that now Italians are the poorest citizens of the EU and Italy is the poorest EU country.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative demonising the EU, the Eurozone and claiming that euro is responsible for the economic downfall of many European countries.

According to IMF figures, Italy is NOT the poorest country  of EU. Italy ranks 15th in terms of per-capita GDP amongst the 28 EU countries, and 12th amongst the 19 EU countries that have adopted euro.

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Reported in: Issue 139
Date: 27.02.2019
Language: Italian
Country: Italy, Europe, EU
Keywords: EU disintegration
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Italia
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