Posts tagged as Latvia’s independence

Lithuanian president congratulated Latvia on Independence Centennial

Monday, November 19, 2018

Before leaving for centennial celebrations in Riga, President Dalia Grybauskaitė sent a message of congratulations to President Raimonds Vējonis on the 100th anniversary of Latvia’s independence. The President underlined that Latvia was very dear to Lithuania. “We are bound not only by the historic events that took place 100 years ago, but also by our song-inspired resistance and armed fights for freedom and civil rights, as well as by our…

Opinion: people who don’t vote demonstrate that this is a country of losers

By Viesturs Kairišs on Thursday, October 4, 2018

«Latvia’s independence is not something that can be sacrificed for out benefit. I’m not about to claim moral high ground over people who don’t vote, but purely on a human level I cannot accept it. It seems humiliating to me. People degrade and destroy themselves by acting in such a way towards the country, especially when it is put in such a complicated situation. I would classify non-voting as a…