Talking EU issues, person-to-politician

  • 1999-05-20
  • By Philip Birzulis
RIGA - As Latvia negotiates with Brussels on European Union membership, its government is about to start talking with its people about how they view the matter. However, in this tango, the rulers are firmly leading the ruled. Joining the EU will mean radical and painful adjustments to many sectors of the economy, so the government is preparing to ask affected groups their thoughts. On May 25, it will sit down with the fishing industry in the first of a long series of structured dialogues with representatives from many business sectors.Edvards Kusners, director of the European Integration Bu...
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