Fighting for education

  • 2009-04-09
  • Interview by Kate McIntosh
The Latvian government has announced severe cuts to the education sector as it struggles to meet the requirements of an IMF-led 7.5 billion euro rescue package.Latvia is the only country in Europe to cut financing and salaries in the education and science sector.On April 2, more than 10,000 Latvian teachers, academic personnel and scientists took to the streets in protest against planned cuts and layoffs.The Education and Science Workers Association's international secretary and adviser on higher education and research, Ilze Trapenciere, spoke to The Baltic Times about what the cuts m...
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