Disinfo: Poland has bad investment climate, occupying 76th place in ”Doing Business” ranking

Summary

Private investors are not willing to take part in large infrastructure projects as Poland has a bad investment climate. According to the ”Doing Business” ranking, Poland occupies only 76th place in this list of countries attractive for business.

Disproof

This narrative is focused on the spread of disinformation on economic problems and the failure of market reforms in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

The 2020 “Doing Business” report prepared by the World Bank puts Poland on the 40th place in its ranking, among such countries as Portugal (39), Czechia (41) and the Netherlands (42). During the recent decade, Poland has visibly improved its position in the ranking, moving from the 72nd place in 2010 to the 32nd place in 2015 and the 24th place in 2017.

During the last two decades, Poland has become one of the most dynamic economies in Europe. It enjoys uninterrupted economic growth since the early 1990s, with an average GDP growth of 4.2% a year, doubling its GDP between 1990 and 2015. This growth allowed Poland to narrow the economic gap to the most developed EU countries – the Polish GDP (at PPP) has increased from 32% to 60% of the Western European average (EU-15).

See similar cases – Poland is a country with the highest social inequality in the EU and the current socio-economic situation of Poland is worse than in communist times.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 176
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/11/2019
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: Poland
  • Keywords: economy, Economic difficulties
  • Outlet: Sputnik Polska
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If Plahotniuc represented the local oligarchy, while being a comprador, Sandu represents the interests of the transnational oligarchy! That’s the whole difference between them.

Disproof

No evidence given. A recurring narrative about US control and an ”existing” US or EU oligarchy, aiming to influence sovereigns states authorities in Eastern Europe. Read similar cases claiming that Maia Sandu is supervised by the CIA and that the EU is an oligarchic entity.

Maia Sandu is a former prime minister of Moldova, a leader of Moldovan opposition pro-European party, that was at the power between June 2019 and October 2019. Her government program that involved combating corruption and reforming justice, was supported by the US and EU and also by Russia. There is no evidence confirming that Maia Sandu is part or represents transnational oligarchy.

Chemical attack in Douma fabricated by the White Helmets

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There is also the need to reveal the fate of the victims of the alleged incident.

Disproof

No reliable evidence that footage of people being treated in a hospital after the chemical weapons attack in Douma was fake.

Recurring disinformation narratives deflecting blame for chemical attacks from the Assad regime; painting the White Helmets as terrorists.

Russia has nothing to do with Donbas conflict

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Disproof

One of the most common disinformation narratives about the "conflict" in Donbas, claiming that Russia has nothing to do with the war in Ukraine. See a similar case denying Russia’s involvement in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

There is irrefutable evidence of direct Russian military involvement in Eastern Ukraine. The EU has condemned the clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces since February 2014.

In addition, Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted in 2015 Russia's military presence in Ukraine.