Twenty years of sovereign statehood and institutional change

  • 2010-03-25
  • By Veiko Spolitis
Twenty years have passed since the three Baltic States (3B) reestablished their sovereignty. It is time now not only for commemorative events, but also for looking back at how the state and other democratic institutions function. Leaving the comparatively larger population in the two southernmost Baltic States aside, 3B started their independent statehood from basically the same level of development. Achievements of 3B reached their summit in 2004, when 3B became members of the EU and NATO. Even though most institutions have been reestablished, it remains that particularly Latvian and Li...
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