Knocking at the global village door

  • 2003-01-09
  • Philip Birzulis
A glance at any thirty-something in Riga will show how the world has come to the Baltics. A typical accountant may work in an English-speaking environment for a multinational auditing firm, then use her Finnish mobile to call friends to sip Danish beers before taking in a Hollywood film. On a quiet evening, she might flick on her Korean-made TV to watch music videos on the Nordic Top 20. Her holidays are increasingly likely to be spent in Turkey or Egypt rather than on grandma's farm in Latgale.Undoubtedly, our hypothetical yuppie has had more exposure to the world than her parents could ha...
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