February 17, 2009
Regarding ‘Eastern Europe gripped by political instability‘:
I think that it is not very precise to describe my country as a part of Eastern Europe. Latvia, like Finland and Sweden, is part of Northern Europe. Besides, she is a member of the EU and NATO.
There is a fundamental difference between my country on the one hand and Ukraine/Georgia on the other. To disregard these fundamental differences is simply an illustration of old, Cold War-style thinking.
If we are speaking about ‘East’, then we should speak about Cyprus and Greece, but certainly not about Baltic countries.
Ambassador of Latvia to DenmarkAuthor : Andreas