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I don't have a WSJ subscription. What evidence does it provide to justify its contention that "some of the biggest recipients of funding are now hotbeds of discontent, brimming with voters disquieted by the cultural and political pressures that have accompanied European integration"?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Sep 19th, 2018 at 11:18:56 AM EST
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Here is a copy. It's all about Poland, with nothing about Lithuania and Latvia, the largest recipients (per capita or relative to GDP, that is. Hint to the WSJ which may not be aware of the fact: Poland is a lot larger....)
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Sep 19th, 2018 at 11:36:44 AM EST
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This is from my Facebook feed today:

Pundits proclaim that Lithuania is a first world country. People ironically remember blatant illegality of the referendum:

The biggest concern for the yes campaign was whether turnout would reach the 50% required for the referendum to be valid. After the first day of voting turnout was only 30% and both the President and Prime Minister appeared on TV to urge Lithuanians to vote. There was a surge in voting on the Sunday with many people voting after church services. Lithuanian supermarkets also had a campaign on the second day of voting, offering cheaper beer, chocolate and soap to those who showed they had voted. In the end there were queues outside some voting booths and turnout was over 60%, safely over the required level.[
by das monde on Wed Sep 19th, 2018 at 02:49:15 PM EST
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Why didn't they invite Netanyahu to warn them that the Russians were voting?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Sep 19th, 2018 at 02:52:22 PM EST
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Hasn't Lithuania lost almost 10% of its population to emigration, especially young professionals?
by Bernard on Wed Sep 19th, 2018 at 03:03:51 PM EST
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Lithuania lost over 20% of its 1990 population. Not many faces in their 20s on Vilnius streets, to say nothing of the province.
by das monde on Wed Sep 19th, 2018 at 03:16:25 PM EST
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How does this compare with Hungary?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Sep 19th, 2018 at 05:03:10 PM EST
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To where did they go?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 19th, 2018 at 05:26:07 PM EST
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Across the EU. Lots of them here.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Sep 20th, 2018 at 08:38:10 AM EST
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A trove of data.

Wouldn't you find a local Lithuanian store :-)

by das monde on Thu Sep 20th, 2018 at 09:38:36 AM EST
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Where will they go after Brexit?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Sep 20th, 2018 at 10:03:50 AM EST
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EU? Absolute numbers are small.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Sep 20th, 2018 at 10:51:20 AM EST
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Very reminiscent of Ireland until the 1990's. Then the Celtic Tiger enabled net immigration and that situation has now returned after the financial crash and Great Recession. Hopefully most eastern European states will be able to at least partially repeat that relative transformation.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Sep 19th, 2018 at 10:07:20 PM EST
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