The tale of a pig, milk and a king

  • 2003-07-10
  • Steven Paulikas
VILNIUSTrade disputes over pork and milk this year have escalated into a diplomatic dispute between Lithuania and Latvia, two countries that usually enjoy uniquely warm relations.Latvia's introduction on July 3 of tariff quotas on live pigs and pork products was met with harsh resistance by its southern neighbor, which has protested the measure and hinted at possible retaliatory action.An emergency meeting of the Baltic Free Trade Agree-ment's governing commission in Vilnius on July 4 facilitated dialogue between the two countries but yielded no concrete breakthrough in failing relations. A...
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