Stories about Latvia from September, 2008
Ukraine: Critique of a Text on NATO Membership
The 8th Circle posts a detailed critique of Jeffrey Tayler’s piece in The Atlantic: “[…] in the process of attempting to make the case against Ukraine’s membership in NATO, Tayler resorts (consciously or not) to claims that are either: misleading or factually inaccurate and/or are highly improbable to be true...
Baltic States: Unity project for next generation of Balts
Lituanica reports from a Baltic youth conference, where visions of bringing Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania closer together stood out as the vision of a young Baltic generation.
Estonia, Latvia: iPhone
AnTyx writes about iPhone in Estonia; Telecoms in Latvia writes about iPhone in Latvia – here, here, here, and here.
Latvia: Stradini Hospital
Arnis Balcus posts photos from one of the biggest and oldest hospitals in Latvia.
Latvia: Death Penalty
Marginalia writes about the talk of reinstating the death penalty in Latvia.
Latvia: The political referendum-legitimacy link
Veiko Spolitis of Baltic discusses the tendency of an increasing number of public referenda in Latvian politics – as opposed to parliamentary decisions – and links it to failing legitimacy of the political elite and partisan politics in the country.