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The new currency still whips up feelings in Latvia

Posted: April 30, 2014 at 15:20   /   Latvia

On January 1, Latvia introduced the euro. In the run-up to the transition, public opposition was widespread. Around half of the Latvian population was adamantly against giving up the national currency. Now, four months later, many Latvians are getting used to the euro and some even stress its benefits. Yet public concerns have anything but […]

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“I am a European”

Posted: April 5, 2014 at 16:29   /   Latvia

He is German, but sings for Latvia. He speaks fluent Latvian, Dutch, Danish and a variety of other languages. Jöran Steinhauer (27) says  about himself that he is first and foremost European. With his band Aarzemnieki, Jöran represents Latvia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.  By Sophia Schirmer RIGA – A small room in an […]

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