• 2007-11-21
  • Harry Gaffney, Riga
Bread on the table versus petrol in the tank 's no contest.People staring aghast at the rising cost of foodstuffs in Latvia month on month may be forgiven for asking when it will all end. Staples such as bread, milk, cheese and meat etc, the kind of basic fare a family cannot be without if it is to enjoy a reasonable standard of health and well-being, are increasing in price with alarming regularity. Domestic inflation, EU directives and wage disparity all combine to confound the consumer. But for those hoping to see an end to the spiral upwards the odds are certainly not in the...
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