East StratCom disinformation claim:
Because of bad economic policies, Estonia, Latvia can’t be effective countries and protect their interests.
Documentation for claim
Period/date: 22. November 2016
The Baltic countries have been a showcase of successful transformation after regaining independence following 50 years of Soviet occupation. This includes free market economies, wellfunctioning democratic institutions and legal system. http://www.doingbusiness.org/rankings, https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-08/vilnius-best-athens-last-for-life-in-europe-s-capitals-chart // In 1995 in LV GDP per capita was 2.327 USD compared to 13.664 USD in 2015. In 1995 EE GDP per capita was 3.036 USD compared to 17.295 USD in 2015 http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.PCAP.CD
Documentation for the debunk
published by Doing Business – Measuring Business Regulations – World Bank Group
published by Bloomberg.com
This information is reported by Source from an EU country in Disinformation Review issue 49. The item is located at row number 11 in the report.