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The EU paid the Baltic states to give up their cattle upon joining the EU

Summary of Disinformation

After joining the EU, in exchange for the Baltic states refraining from having large cattle livestock, citizens of the Baltic States were given 800 euros in compensation.


No evidence given. Since joining the European Union in 2004, the economy of all three countries has experienced a significant increase, which has on its turn boosted the agricultural sector, such as cattle herding or dairy farming. Further debunking at Myth Detector mythdetector.ge/en/myth/disinformation-about-how-eu-was-campaining-against-baltic-cows-800-euros, .

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Reported in: Issue 87
Date: 24.10.2017
Language: Georgian
Country: Baltic states, Georgia
Keywords: EU, Economic difficulties
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Obieqtivi TV
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