· December, 2006

Stories about Latvia from December, 2006

Estonia, Latvia: EU for Non-Citizens

  21 December 2006

Itching for Eestimaa reports that the Council of the European Union now permits non-citizen residents of Latvia and Estonia to travel in the EU without visas: “Hopefully those newcomers that couldn't make it in Estonia can press their luck elsewhere.”

Russia: Litvinenko's Poisoning an Accident?

  14 December 2006

Copydude believes that Litvinenko's lethal poisoning could have actually been “a smuggling accident.” Also, here's his overview of Russia's unfriendly relations with its neighbors and the West: “Poland has a beef ban and an energy problem. Poland has a port blockaded by Kaliningrad. The lifeline Odessa-Plok pipeline has just been...

Estonia: “Poisonous” Putin

  4 December 2006

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Litvinenko's murder, the image of Russia and the meaning of the recent developments for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Belarus: Absent-Minded Opposition

  4 December 2006

Belarusian opposition leader got detained recently, and – surprise, surprise – his detention was justified: he went to Latvia on his son's passport. More on the implications of such absent-mindedness at TOL's Belarus Blog.

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