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Latvia lost its sovereignty to the EU

Summary of Disinformation

Latvia has no sovereignty in the EU. It has its flag and coat of arms but virtually no economy is left. The country lost a third of its population and its foreign policy is totally dictated by Brussels and Washington with no space for an independent policy left.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about lost sovereignty, external control and socio-economic degradation of the Baltic states in the EU.

Latvia is a sovereign country, which determines its domestic and foreign policies. 

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that Latvia is a US vassal state, that the Baltic states pursue anti-Belarusian policies as instructed by external actors, that Lithuania is a "typical dying young democracy", and that the Baltic states are dying because they chose not to be with Russia.

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Reported in: Issue 159
Date: 26.07.2019
Language: Belarus
Country: Latvia, Baltic states, EU
Keywords: Sovereignty
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Grani Formata @ Sputnik Belarus time 08:12 - 08:33
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