The growth in Estonia’s GDP per capita since its accession…

Summary

The growth in Estonia’s GDP per capita since its accession to the EU is due to the decrease in population. In recent years, Estonia’s population decreased nearly by 800 thousand people.

Disproof

The increase of Estonia’s GDP per capita since becoming the member of the EU is due to the significant development of its economy. In addition, according to Statistics Estonia, the country’s population decreased only by 44,700, not 800,000. As the total population of Estonia is around 1,3 million, a decrease of 800,000 would leave very few people in the country. Last year, the population increased bit.ly/2nQ56Df, .

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Printed newspaper
  • Reported in: Issue 64
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/03/2017
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Estonia, EU
  • Keywords: EU/NATO enlargement, Economic difficulties
  • Outlet: Georgia and World
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There was a coup in Ukraine. Viktor Yanukovych is still…

There was a coup in Ukraine. Viktor Yanukovych is still the legitimate president of the country.

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The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of large parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013 bit.ly/1Tl9X7W, . // Democratic, competitive and generally well-organised presidential and parliamentary elections were held in 2014 and local elections in 2015.

The population of Ukraine is mainly ethnic Russians, majority of…

The population of Ukraine is mainly ethnic Russians, majority of them sees the current government as a banderite occupation. One of Russia’s main goals has to be de-nazification of Ukraine.

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In the last Ukrainian census, carried out in 2001, 8.3 million people (17.3% of the population) identified as ethnic Russians bit.ly/1gKrIph, . The elections in 2014 were characterised by the OSCE as showing the "clear resolve of the authorities to hold what was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and with a respect for fundamental freedoms."// The reoccuring disinformation that Ukraine is ruled by nazis is disproven by the facts. The far-right Right Sector often depicted as "fascists" or nazis by pro-Kremlin outlets gained only 1.8% of the votes, far short of the threshold needed to enter parliament. bit.ly/2dFFEdi,