Supporters doubtful that skeptics will influence vote

  • 2003-09-11
  • Aaron Eglitis
RIGA - For older generations who lived through the difficult and tumultuous timesof Soviet rule, the crumbling of the Iron Curtain coincided with thecrumbling of their pensions. The experience has remained deeply engrained intheir memories, causing many to hold deeply skeptical views of Latvia'spotential membership in the European Union."Life is already hard enough for pensioners, and it will not be any betterin the EU. The bureaucrats in Brussels only care about themselves,"Skaidrite, a pensioner, told The Baltic Times at a pro-EU rally in Riga'sOld Town on Sept. 3.As the Sept. 20 referend...
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