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Vilks: Latvia does not deserve government «steering» east

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The Finance Minister Andris Vilks

In this increasingly important time, Latvia definitely does not deserve a government heading east, the Latvian Finance Minister Andris Vilks writes on his Twitter account on September 23.

As regards airBaltic issue, he says that «airBaltic is not just a financial investment. It is a spit in Latvia’s face from the former almighty schemers…».

He also expresses disappointment at politicians’ willingness to adopt painful austerity measures in Western countries. «It seems that once again we will be dragged into another global recession… However, I still believe that this global crisis can be our big chance. It should be,» Vilks says.

In his tweets, the Minister highlights the voiced praise by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), during an interview with BBC where she mentions Latvia as a good example of decisive crisis combat and a role model for those who defer solutions.

Vilks also reveals that during the talks Lagarde also had on her table the Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis’ book on overcoming the crisis. Likewise, the IMF’s Head also repeatedly asked how come all the factors mentioned in the book could work out that well for Latvia.

It should be noted that as a part of the Latvian delegation, the Finance Minister Andris Vilks will attend the annual IMF and World Bank leaders’ meeting in Washington from September 21 – 27. He is also set to participate in the accompanying events and bilateral meetings. The Finance Minister arrived in Washington on September 19, together with the President of Latvia Andris Berzins, in order to meet with the IMF’s Head Christine Lagarde.


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  1. Lolita says:

    Latvians politicians are pathetic Who can really beleive the crisis is over.It is just the very begining 2012 is to be much more harder.

  2. observer says:

    So, Rusian money for Latvians propety, flats, houses etc. is OK for Latvians goverment. But Rusian money invested in airBaltic are bad ?

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