‘Genocide,’ or an ignored catastrophic demographic situation

  • 2011-04-28
  • By Karina Oborune
It was quite ironic that two self-contradicting discussions were held in Latvia’s Parliament at the same time. One discussion was about the deteriorating demographic situation in Latvia. The other was about the restriction on maternity, paternity and parental benefits offered to families. Politicians and law-makers in Latvia still ignore in their discussions that this is a cause-effect problem, rather than two independent topics.This problem has recently been in the media spotlight. On April 20, on the TV program “900 seconds,” President Valdis Zatlers emphasized t...
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