Technology, innovation must be emphasized

  • 2005-04-06
  • Interview by Aaron Eglitis and Gary Peach
These are heady days in Latvia's government. After last week's stunningly successful sale of the third GSM mobile license, ministers are beginning to see things in a different perspective. At the helm of future development is Krisjanis Karins, an American who moved to Latvia several years ago to open up a small business. He went into politics (as a founder of New Era) as a way to express his frustration at bureaucratic ineptitude, and now he finds himself heading the Economy Ministry. As he told The Baltic Times this week, he is so busy meeting with Latvian businessmen that he only spends o...
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