During our interview in his office housed in a medieval building in old Riga, Nils Usakovs, the Mayor of Riga, was cracking questions, even those that would seem uncomfortable to others, with ease and unchallengeable conviction, sounding at times combative and cocky. Having been chosen to head the Latvian capital for a third consecutive term, Usakovs claims Riga has been transformed under his guidance into a modern city, edging out the other Baltic capitals, Vilnius and Tallinn, in some key stats, like the pace of tourism growth.
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