RIGA - With a trio of red-hot economies, and Baltic consumers spending like there's no tomorrow, it is tempting to write off the political events of the outgoing year as, well, "part of doing business" in the European Union. But if we are to step back and take a hard, objective look at the political potpourri of 2005 in the Baltic states, the picture is not very flattering. In fact, one could put forth a convincing series of arguments that EU membership has not provided an iota of political stability in the Baltics. Sadly, this conclusion leads us down a trail of logic: nearly 15 years afte...
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