Panel form to assess Soviet occupation damages

  • 2005-08-02
RIGA 's The government has formed a commission that will estimate damages caused by the half-century of communist occupation and summarize the number of Latvians deported from the country.

The commission will be headed by a state chancellery official, Edmunds Stankevics, and will have three months to report its findings.

Prime Minister Aigars Kalvitis told the Cabinet on Tuesday that the panel's first task would be to work out a methodology and assess experience of other countries in estimating such damage.