Populism’s rise threatens stability

  • 2012-01-25
  • Staff and wire reports
RIGA - On the LTV program ‘De facto,’ former Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga expressed her viewpoint on the upcoming referendum on state language status for Russian, calling it a “fabricated problem created by politicians for their own purposes,” reports LETA. Vike-Freiberga on Sunday night said she is dismayed that over 20 years after the Freedom Barricades, Latvia will see a national vote on language.“I would have imagined that we, in peaceful coexistence, had in 20 years resolved these matters and put them aside,” she commented. The ex-p...
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