No apathy in Jurmala

  • 2006-08-09
  • by Jukka Rislakki, Finnish journalist, Jurmala
You write (TBT #514) that the public seems to have lost interest in Jurmalagate, and that there is a great deal of apathy in Latvia. Janis Domburs, a journalist I respect, says in your interview that "nothing is happening," that "society is apathetic" and that people do not understand how a democracy should function.Have you noticed at all that inhabitants of Jurmala have been organizing and protesting against their own city government, that they go to city council meetings in great numbers and write hundreds of letters to the city government; that they are being counter-attacked by the pol...
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