The similarity of COVID-19 and the weeks prior to Latvia’s 1990 declaration of independence – the radio

  • 2020-05-28
  • Linas Jegelevicius, The Baltic Times editor-in-chief
As much as Valdis Birkavs, Latvia’s former Prime Minister and a four-time Foreign affairs minister in 5 different governments, would like these days to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the restoration of the country’s independence to which he has significantly contributed, the gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping everyone on edge, is on Mr Birkavs’, lips, too. “For me, it is a crisis of the world unable to speak in one voice, even on the most acute health issue like this. This is a crisis of interdependence at a time when it is needed more than ever,&rdquo...
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