The Baltic States have paid a high price for joining…

Summary

The Baltic States have paid a high price for joining the EU 12 years ago and now they see what is the real “European prosperity” (Soviet built factories have been destroyed; unemployment has grown; inflation increased, etc).

Disproof

The economies of the Baltic States have prospered since joining the EU: according to Eurostat, GDP per capita at market prices has grown 45% in EE; 39% in LV & 42% in LT since 2004.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 37
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/08/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Baltic states, EU
  • Keywords: Economic difficulties
  • Outlet: finobzor.ru
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Only 60 per cent of Ukrainians consider themselves citizens of…

Only 60 per cent of Ukrainians consider themselves citizens of their country.

Disproof

The poll’s aim was to determine what Ukrainians primarily identify with, their country, cities and regions they reside in, ethnic communities, the former USSR, Europe or the world. While 60% of respondents identify with being citizens of Ukraine, 22% identify with their city or region: bit.ly/2bJ1PNM,