Baltic-American pact will fund 'habits of the heart'

  • 1998-07-23
  • Sandra L. Medearis
RIGA – U.S. Ambassador Harriet C. Babbitt said July 17 that a charitable partnership between the United States and the Baltic countries will promote democratic ideals from 19th century America to complement current democratic legislation. The Baltic-American Partnership Fund (BAPF), servicing a Baltic-American pact signed in January, will, in a matter of months, back the ideals with hard cash for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) promoting economic and democratic reforms. The arrangement holds $15 million for Lithuania and Latvia over the next decade, Babbitt told reporters at Riga Busi...
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