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12 June 2019
What It Takes To Join The EU: Latvia's Ex-President Vaira Vike-Freiberga
Euroskepticism doesn't get far with 81-year-old former Latvian President Vike-Freiberga. As head of state, she sidestepped tensions with Russia and successfully advocated for Latvia's 2004 entrance into the European Union. "We simply clenched our teeth and rowed forward," she told Current Time.
02 May 2019
Latvia Sizes Up 15 Years in the European Union
For many Latvians, joining the European Union on May 1, 2004 was all about reaffirming their European identity and leaving the Soviet past behind. Latvia’s population, however, has shrunk by some 365,000 people over the past 15 years. That trend, though, appears to be changing, as migrants start to return.