Sitting pretty in Latvia's hottest seat

  • 1999-03-11
  • Philip Birzulis
Latvia is known for political volatility, but the first 100 days of its current administration have been especially controversial. The following are excerpts of an interview Philip Birzulis conducted with Prime Minister Vilis Kristopans.Mr. Kristopans, do you consider the current government coalition to be logical and stable?Of course.How can it be logical that Latvia's Way, which has market-oriented policies, is in one coalition with the Social Democrats, who are for greater government spending and slowing down privatization?I'm going to tell you a little secret. Here is the coalition agre...
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