Justin Vela

Leaving tonight for Riga, Latvia…

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HELSINKI-Later tonight I’m off to Riga for an assignment on the Latvian financial crisis, the worst in Europe.

Six months from parliamentary elections, Latvia’s government is teetering on the brink of collapse after the Latvian People’s Party quit the ruling coalition yesterday.

Read about the Latvia’s economic crisis here and here.

Riga, Latvia. October 2008.

I first visited Latvia in 2004, the year the country joined the EU. I was surprised to see how much Riga had developed when I returned in 2008. I spent a fair amount of time in Riga that year and there was a huge optimism in the country. Apparently now things have changed…more to follow…


Written by Justin Vela

March 18, 2010 at 3:32 pm

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