"In 2009 we will be celebrating 5 years of membership of the European Union".
Yeah, but back in Riga the riot police are having to deal with thousands of demonstrators,
"With a growing lack of confidence in the government´s ability to manage the economic crisis as a backdrop, 10 000 people met in Riga´s Old Town main square to request more consultation with civil society, a "dissolution of the Saeima" and new elections. The demonstration was organized by two political parties ("Society for Another Politics" and "All for Latvia", EP- unaffiliated) and 23 NGOs. It was also supported by the Latvian Social Democratic Workers´ Party (PES) and Concord Centre (EP-unaffiliated), Latvia´s most popular party in recent polls. At the end of the demonstration a crowd, estimated near 1000 descended on the national parliament and also broke windows.
The Government is now planning how to utilise the €7 billion IMF/EC loan to Latvia. Reductions in government employee salaries, higher VAT and excise taxes and a commitment to the IMF are the factors leading to the demonstratioon".
And the fool wants to jointhe Euro as soon as possible. There are none so blind as will not see.