East StratCom disinformation claim:

Georgia: EU integration will impoverish us, just like the Baltic countries.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 12. February 2017

Debunk claim:

No country became poorer after accession to the EU than it was before. After their accession to the European Union in 2004, until 2015 the Baltic countries’ GDP expanded at a record level. About 93% increase in Estonia, 111% in Lithuania and 115% in Latvia. // http://eurocommunicator.ge/eng/view_myth/669/

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Myth Detector in Disinformation Review issue 60. The item is located at row number 2 in the report.

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