All Latvian newspapers, with the exception of The Baltic Times, which is of course printed in English, continually change foreign names, namely Politicians/Celebrities, to Latvian spelling, I wonder if any of your readers can enlighten me as to the reason for this. It is not a new phenomena: my late Husband who was Latvian also complained about it.
I feel that any Latvian wishing to travel or work in Europe would be totally confused. A name is a name and should not be ‘ Latvianized’.
Retired UK Pensioner residing in Latvia