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Eurozone with barbed wire for Latvia

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Incredible joy is demonstrated today by representatives of the Latvian authorities. It’s no joke to say that Latvia is becoming the next European Union country, which is being accepted into an even more “friendly” family - into the so-called eurozone. And although according to the “parents” of this zone, the deprivation of “parental rights” for an irresponsible economic policy towards eurozone “children” has long been crying, but these same children, especially adoptive ones such as Latvia, for example, still have to show great joy from hitting the eurozone.


Since January 1, Latvia has been recorded as another foster eurozone child, announced by both gentlemen from Frankfurt and President of the Latvian Bank Ilmars Rimshevich. At the same time, Mr. Rimshevich was so inspired by the entry of his country into the zone of direct circulation of the single European currency (inspired, at least in public), that even the future exchange rate of the euro to lat (1 lat will cost, nothing less than 1,42 euro) as a victory for the “get rid of the shackles” of the Latvian economy. People far from understanding economic laws also hurried to declare the transitional course of the Latvian national currency to the euro the real victory of the Latvian economic policy: they say, gentlemen who managed to declare insolvent the Latvian financial system, our currency is stronger than ever, so strong that even Euro It is worth almost one and a half times cheaper than the monumental lat ... From the “winning” speech of the head of the Bank of Latvia Ilmars Rimshevich:

It is very important to us that nothing will change. It remains the good old lata course, which was maintained during the crisis. Latvia is not going to play or manipulate the course and is not trying to provide excellent conditions for some and less advantageous for others. The European currency (euro) is not in crisis today. And we are talking about problems in specific states of southern Europe, which need to streamline their policies in order to get out of the crisis in five to seven years.


In addition, Rimshevich assured that there will be no price increase in Latvia, except that about 0,4% ...

So here it is - the prophet of the European economic miracle. It turns out that everything is in order in the European economy. It is only “some” Greece with Spain, Italy and Portugal found “small” problems and somewhat prevent the “mega-developed” economies like the economy of Latvia, for example, from being really effective and efficient ... For example, it would seem , Europeans themselves should applaud such words of Mr. Rimshevich, but the fact of the matter is that in the eurozone it is somehow not up to applause.

The old, if I may say so, “zonschiki” (those countries that plunged into the eurozone, unlike Latvia before) understand that Latvia’s accession to this very zone of the common European currency will not be good enough for the Baltic country itself. The reason is that the declared superiority of the lata over one and a half times over the euro (at the exchange rate) during the transition period is a time bomb that can explode and inflict a severe blow on ordinary Latvian citizens, and of non-citizens, respectively. The fact is that the Latvian market, which even today is thoroughly sharpened on European imports, will finally open its doors to products from Western Europe, which will have an advantage over local producers, if only because the single currency rate in relation to lat is delivered (we will guess from three attempts, by whom ...) significantly lower.

China, which states have been trying to impose the yuan appreciation rate on the dollar exchange rate for several years in a row, spits on the “advice” of Washington from a high pagoda, realizing that if the yuan appreciates, the competitive advantages of Chinese companies may come to naught. But this is China, and then Latvia. China in no "zone" does not seek, unlike the Baltic "friends" ...

Thus, Europe gets the opportunity to "break off" those products that have ceased to be in demand within the eurozone, to a new market opening up to all European storms. Naturally, this will in some way breathe power into the crisis European economy, but the question is: for how long? The answer is unequivocal: very, very briefly.

This thesis is also confirmed by representatives of the eurozone itself. In particular, the experts of Spiegel magazine say that the Latvian economy accepted into the “big family” can only aggravate the situation in the euro zone. Why? Because in the Latvian legislation there is a loophole that allows you to launder money transferred from external questionable accounts through remote offshore companies, for example, through the Cayman Islands. At the same time, the German edition unequivocally names the direction of the flows of “dirty” money, which still feed the economy of Latvia and do not allow it to fall to the bottom. These flows come from the bank accounts opened by representatives of oligarchic groups from the CIS countries (Russia in the same list).

Such a thesis is indirectly confirmed by the fact that after the “cleansing” on the “eurozone” Cyprus, the only EU economy that stated the increase in foreign capital (including capital of dubious origin) became the economy of Latvia. This did not hit the euro for the simple reason that Latvia is not a member of the euro zone until 1 in January of 2014. But as soon as this small, but proud Baltic state enters this zone, so does the zone, and the Cyprus variant is waiting for Latvia itself. The zone will be up in arms: if you want to receive loans, make sure that foreign capital (Russian, for example) is arrested in certain banks. And how this system works, we know very well by the example of Aphrodite’s Island and how this very “Aphrodite” with its foreign investments was taken by gentlemen from the eurozone, led by Angela Merkel, who pushed through the Cyprus initiative.

Spiegel also does not like the fact that in Latvia the corporate income tax is 8,5% lower than the European average. Experts of the German magazine fear that such a low tax could turn Latvia into a “safe haven” for all who want to escape from paying taxes at the place of registration of their company. If Spiegel’s fears are confirmed, since January 2014, Latvians may be surprised to see in the information booklets of the Latvia’s accession to the eurozone that the head office, for example, Volkswagen, “moves” to some god-forgotten lane of Daugavpils or the beach of Jurmala ... The head of the Bank of Latvia should definitely be happy, but his joy will obviously not be long, because Frau Merkel does not like when, against the background of difficulties in the European economy, one of the "satellites" suddenly starts to go uphill when using unauthorized Frau Merkel receptions.

And so that Latvian economists suddenly didn’t bump, they were immediately given the bait in the form of a high lat rate against the euro, plus - through the Western European media they hinted non-transparently that it was time to dismantle the soft tax shop. In this regard, one can predict the “delight” that awaits the owners of surviving Latvian enterprises if these same owners know that Riga is forced to raise the tax from 15% to 23,5% in order to comply with Mother Europe ... How many enterprises in Riga’s cities will be forced to stop your work? Let this question be answered by the jubilant Mr. Rimshevich and other representatives of the economic and political forces of Latvia, who so called for the entry of the state into the eurozone.
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  1. INTER
    INTER 11 July 2013 09: 06 New
    15
    In my opinion it was included to strengthen the military presence directly on the borders of Russia!
    1. Furnace driver
      Furnace driver 11 July 2013 09: 30 New
      +8
      as armor against the formidable ruble, armor will be just right laughing
      1. 755962
        755962 11 July 2013 10: 21 New
        18
        Another rug for wiping my legs increased ..
        1. smile
          smile 11 July 2013 13: 46 New
          +2
          755962
          Next in line is Lithuania. Their press is rightly furious about this, predicting the collapse of the economy, which is already falling into the abyss, rising prices and suffering about what kind of independence there can be if they cannot control their currency ... what their finance minister kicks off, come on, we didn’t control it anyway - since 94, the currency was controlled from the Fed, now the European Union, there was no independence ... honest guy ... :))))
          1. nycsson
            nycsson 11 July 2013 18: 12 New
            +1
            Quote: smile
            Next in line is Lithuania.

            And Ukraine too.
    2. Apologet.Ru
      Apologet.Ru 11 July 2013 14: 16 New
      +7
      hi

      it was included to strengthen the military presence directly on the borders of Russia!




      Parade of the Latvian Armed Forces 18.11.2012 - Nervous and mentally unstable - do not watch ...
      1. Apologet.Ru
        Apologet.Ru 11 July 2013 14: 23 New
        +8
        And this is a more complete version, and the pleasure of watching it is no less ...

        1. Dejavu
          Dejavu 11 July 2013 16: 47 New
          +7
          “We have three tanks, but we gave one to the Estonians ...”, here I was already lying under the table, after rubber boats and powerful ATVs. laughing
          1. Pushkar
            Pushkar 12 July 2013 14: 59 New
            +2
            Quote: dejavu
            “We have three tanks, but we gave one to the Estonians ...”, here I was already lying under the table, after rubber boats and powerful ATVs. laughing

            Do not laugh. Analyze the parade again. NATO prepares in Latvia punisherswill do their dirty work with their hands - to destroy the population of the occupied regions, to destroy partisans. New SS Waffen. Business for Latvians is familiar.
        2. pavelk
          pavelk 12 July 2013 19: 08 New
          0
          Cried)). Next time they will conduct a kitchen with a camping toilet.
      2. Djozz
        Djozz 11 July 2013 15: 48 New
        14
        It’s a sin to laugh at the wretched.
        1. nycsson
          nycsson 11 July 2013 18: 11 New
          +2
          Quote: Djozz
          It’s a sin to laugh at the wretched.

          What do they have to do with it? The meaning of what is happening is completely different ...........
        2. cdrt
          cdrt 12 July 2013 12: 53 New
          0
          Why wretched then? What is the threat, such is the protection. On more serious - full membership in NATO. They don’t have their own military industry, there is no one to support, they don’t feel threats from the Russian Federation, why should they arm themselves?
      3. Djozz
        Djozz 11 July 2013 15: 53 New
        +3
        Is it a banter, or in kind?
        1. Apologet.Ru
          Apologet.Ru 11 July 2013 16: 39 New
          +4
          A colleague in kind, in kind. I recommend to see a more full version (9min 47sec)
          1. Djozz
            Djozz 11 July 2013 17: 09 New
            0
            "Star in shock!
    3. nycsson
      nycsson 11 July 2013 17: 48 New
      +3
      Quote: INTER
      In my opinion it was included to strengthen the military presence directly on the borders of Russia!

      Clear business!
      At one time, the Baltic states were the face of the USSR: the auto industry, electronics and much more. And now I associate them with another part of the body of Europe! laughing
      1. Apologet.Ru
        Apologet.Ru 11 July 2013 20: 52 New
        +3
        hi
        I absolutely agree with you, colleague!
        It’s only a pity that this “alien white-eyed” woman, who doesn’t want to admit to herself that the people of the European Union took these not for their proud Aryan profile and great labor achievements, but to Russia’s peak, as potential bridgeheads for attacking her. In fact, they recognized kamikaze monkeys who would carry chestnuts for Indians, in which case ..., and even on an empty stomach (!).
  2. omsbon
    omsbon 11 July 2013 09: 08 New
    16
    Nothing but gloating, this news does not cause. Let's see and laugh in six months!
    1. Furnace driver
      Furnace driver 11 July 2013 09: 32 New
      20
      you can laugh at the ancestors, but here again the lower classes will suffer, including our compatriots
      1. Danafxnumx
        Danafxnumx 11 July 2013 10: 13 New
        -8
        Are these some of our compatriots?
        Are not negroes in Latvia?
        1. itkul
          itkul 11 July 2013 10: 16 New
          +1
          Quote: DanaF1
          Are these some of our compatriots?


          Probably the comedian Zadornov who moved to live in Riga was meant
      2. smile
        smile 11 July 2013 13: 57 New
        15
        Furnace driver
        There are more of our compatriots in the USA than in the whole Baltic, taken together ... will you advocate for the success of the USA? There are more of them in Israel too, will you welcome their airstrikes in Syria (where there are fewer of our compatriots)?
        You can call me heartless and vindictive - I will be glad if, for example, in Lithuania there comes a full Armageddian, although I have parents and a brother there ... I already help granny, I need help more, but in this case, maybe she will agree move to me, and you can’t move her identity either ... her brother goes to the sea from Norway, the stepfather’s business is tied to Belarus - they are going to leave Belarus with their mother anyway ... so that I don’t feel sorry for the Country, what’s worse for them , the less they will crush their Russians, because you have to go to us with outstretched hands ....
        1. 101
          101 11 July 2013 18: 07 New
          0
          The main thing is that the neighbor’s cow died. Eh people. People. We ourselves are one of the leading economies in the world and everyone envy us.
        2. Furnace driver
          Furnace driver 11 July 2013 18: 33 New
          +1
          Quote: smile
          There are more of our compatriots in the United States than in the whole Baltic, taken together ... you will advocate for the success of the United States

          Did I say about advocating for the success of Lithuania? my thesis was not correctly understood by you.
    2. AVV
      AVV 11 July 2013 10: 01 New
      +4
      Now all of Europe will overeat with sprats! And go to Jurmala for a vacation! Much cheaper than the Canaries! True, the water temperature at the Riga seaside is not always warm!
      1. 755962
        755962 11 July 2013 10: 25 New
        +4
        Well, since it was about economics ...
        Does Gazprom sharply raise gas prices for Latvia and Lithuania?
        Two weeks ago, the Russian concern Gazprom informed its shareholders about its plans for 2014 - to sell 3 billion cubic meters of gas at a Japanese price to Latvia and Lithuania.

        The amount of gas sold to the Lithuanian company Lietuvos dujos and the Latvian Latvijas gaze and gas prices for these two companies should be the same, in addition, the price can rise to a record $ 600 per 1000 cubic meters, the portal Delfi.lv writes.

        Only the countries of the Far East and Southeast Asia, where the price of natural gas is at least one and a half times higher than the average for the countries of North-West Europe, pay such a price to gas suppliers in the world.

        Energy experts suggest that the price of gas in the documents of the Gazprom company, available on the Internet, appeared for the internal reasons of the concern, allegedly some unit of the concern sought to increase sales to "justify its existence or get more investment."

        Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius said on Wednesday that the information about the allegedly sharp increase in the price of gas supplied by the Russian concern Gazprom over the next year is false, http://www.baltinfo.ru reports.
        1. kosmos44
          kosmos44 12 July 2013 04: 57 New
          +1
          Quote: 755962
          Gazprom will sharply increase gas prices for Latvia and Lithuania


          We'll have to sell the remaining tanks.
  3. papss
    papss 11 July 2013 09: 13 New
    +4
    Quote: INTER
    In my opinion it was included to strengthen the military presence directly on the borders of Russia!

    I agree with you ... and to break away from the historical space of Russia ...
    1. INTER
      INTER 11 July 2013 09: 25 New
      +2
      Quote: papss
      I agree with you ... and to break away from the historical space of Russia ..

      Yes, and I look with suspicion to the EU’s agony, they all lie. And the fact that it’s about to fall. They are pumping everything, and quietly thinking dirty tricks! And besides, you need to clarify the fact for yourself, the European Union, the United States, the United Arab Emirates (and close ones), Israel, Turkey, NATO, the United Nations, G20.8 (except for some) This is an indivisible whole, and there are one tactic and strategy. And even if something happens between them (conflicts), it is played along and is aimed at solving strategic problems.
      1. Furnace driver
        Furnace driver 11 July 2013 09: 38 New
        +1
        Quote: INTER
        This is an indivisible whole, and tactics and strategy are one. And even if something happens between them (conflicts), it is played along and is aimed at solving strategic problems.
        From the same opera, Snowden and another riffraff - staged spectacles to distract from the Syrian theme, for the project is already in flight.
        1. INTER
          INTER 11 July 2013 09: 45 New
          +2
          Quote: Oven Driver
          From the same opera, Snowden and another riffraff - staged spectacles to distract from the Syrian theme, for the project is already in flight.

          So it is, as if no one even knew that the USA was conducting electronic surveillance of the whole world)))))))))) GO TO ANY ACCESS OF THE RUSSIAN CITY, THERE'S ALREADY FROM. THEY SAME THEY SAY TO YOU EVEN ABOUT THAT iPHONES TAKE PHOTOGRAPHY AND SEND PHOTOS as well))))))))) And besides their collective farmers, as if they did not know anything about them))))))
  4. Muxauk
    Muxauk 11 July 2013 09: 23 New
    0
    they are already in full f ** e, but now they decided to get into it even deeper, bravo
    1. vlad767
      vlad767 11 July 2013 09: 58 New
      15
      We can say that we have already booked a ticket for the Titanic, 1.01.2014/XNUMX/XNUMX. set sail ... recourse
      Incredible joy today is demonstrated by representatives of the Latvian authorities.

      And as we are "glad" ... But they have boats in the event of flooding, and we, as always, will be locked up on the lower decks ... sad
      1. smile
        smile 11 July 2013 14: 02 New
        +4
        vlad767
        And to us in any way? or relatives in Russia left?
        Although, of course, I understand that it’s hard to leave ... I can’t move the granny out of Klaipeda myself .... and my mother and stepfather can’t leave for Belarus because of her position ...
        1. vlad767
          vlad767 11 July 2013 14: 51 New
          +2
          Well, I'm still studying. But most likely have to. You cannot find work here even without entering Euro, and even more so in Daugavpils ... Fortunately, my grandmother lives in Smolensk, there is a place to stay. True citizenship I do not have. In general, I don’t know where to go in the future myself, here it’s useless to build any plans, everything changes too quickly ...
          1. smile
            smile 11 July 2013 16: 23 New
            +1
            vlad767
            Well, yes, here you are right. Of course, I understand you ... and to break down and go to an empty place, even to your grandmother, is hard and stressful, alas ...
          2. Pushkar
            Pushkar 12 July 2013 15: 10 New
            0
            Well, sit out in the D-Pils too much, then it will be too late - family, children, age. While young - go to Russia
  5. Deniska999
    Deniska999 11 July 2013 09: 24 New
    +5
    They wanted freedom - let them get
    1. builder
      builder 11 July 2013 20: 24 New
      0
      They wanted new owners, let them get
  6. host
    host 11 July 2013 09: 25 New
    +8
    Latvia got what it deserved and got into the ZONE.
    All good is known by comparison.
    1. smile
      smile 11 July 2013 14: 05 New
      +1
      host
      Exactly !!! :))) I got into the ZONE .... and there it was lowered! :))))) now, compare, do not compare .... once, yet p .... s! :)))
  7. host
    host 11 July 2013 09: 27 New
    +1
    Latvia got what it deserved and flew into the ZONE.
    All good is known in comparison
  8. nod739
    nod739 11 July 2013 09: 31 New
    +4
    during European friendship, and so the industry is being squeezed into the service sector, and now they want to finish off the rest
    and the service sector - on a short leash - so that they do not run away to Russia
  9. Smersh
    Smersh 11 July 2013 09: 39 New
    0
    only strategy
    1. Airman
      Airman 11 July 2013 10: 54 New
      +4
      Quote: Smersh
      only strategy

      Latvians hated Russians in Soviet times. Somehow in Riga stopped to ask for directions, sent in a completely different direction. I’m not vindictive, but the flag in their hands, and forth .... to land in a geyropu.
  10. pensioner
    pensioner 11 July 2013 09: 43 New
    +5
    Well ... Forward, towards subsistence farming. Where are the WEF and the RAF? In-in ...
  11. pensioner
    pensioner 11 July 2013 09: 44 New
    10
    By the way. And in Europe, clowns appreciate:The speech of the Deputy Foreign Minister of Lithuania Vytautas Leskevicius caused laughter in the European Parliament, 15min.lt reports. To the question asked by one of the deputies, the Lithuanian official answered with long pauses, having difficulty choosing words in English.
    The representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, who visited the European Parliament (to Lithuania, we note, from the beginning of July, the EU presidency temporarily passed), said the British deputy Stuart Agnew. He asked if further integration in the European Union would lead to the disappearance of the independent foreign policy of individual member countries. The parliamentarian also asked if his interlocutor, representing the foreign ministry, is afraid of losing his job in this way.
    “Mr. Agniu asked ... Well ... I compiled my dictionary, preparing for this work ... And one of the concepts that I used is the“ toxic ”,“ toxic problem ”. But ... Mr. Agnu ... I'm not afraid that they will fire me. It is you who should be afraid that they will fire me, because you need to communicate with me and solve many issues, ”answered Leskevičius.
    1. Danafxnumx
      Danafxnumx 11 July 2013 10: 17 New
      +5
      Bravo!
      said it suddenly and bluntly! laughing
      1. pensioner
        pensioner 11 July 2013 10: 47 New
        +2
        Quote: DanaF1
        said it suddenly and bluntly!

        Yes, he did not say along the way ... Jerk off.
    2. Leisure
      Leisure 11 July 2013 14: 16 New
      +1
      Transferred all responsibility to the "elder brother." "Salted native."
  12. PDM80
    PDM80 11 July 2013 09: 53 New
    +6
    The news is bad for one single reason because of the Russians who live there. Well, plus the gay border will become closer to us. And so bright memory to them !!!! Then they themselves will be asked back when, when Muslims from central Europe begin to squeeze them out
    1. itkul
      itkul 11 July 2013 10: 27 New
      +3
      Quote: PDM80
      The news is bad for one single reason because of the Russians who live there.


      And what about the Russians, as far as I noticed the Russians are not going to move anywhere. Latvia has become like an ordinary European country, at least you don’t need to be afraid that the child will be robbed, or worse, representatives of the Caucasus or Asia. also did not see there, so do not worry about them.
      1. smile
        smile 11 July 2013 14: 25 New
        +3
        itkul
        There is no question of any reduction in crime; do not listen to other people's tales; you will find yourself in an awkward position - there are a lot of people from the Baltic ...
        In Lithuania, for example, it has grown very much, and without any migrants, they have dealt with themselves ... and there are no less poverty, and an apartment in less than six months of non-payment is taken away in a matter of weeks and simply evicted into the street ... if we have similar (not such) cases of unit to a huge country, they have it is the norm ... and the population has decreased by a quarter over 20 years ... do you want us to already have a population of 115 million? It would be like in the Baltics ... In Lithuania, according to their official data, 600 thousand people are migrant workers ... out of less than three million ... you can imagine 30 million Russian migrant workers working as plumbers, low-skilled builders and pickers of all kinds of strawberries, tulips and other vegetables? Would you worry? :))) Is this a normal European state?
        In Latvia, it’s a little better, but you only saw the facade .... but sometimes you still need to think about what you saw, and then draw conclusions ... by the way, you don’t know. that Latvia is drowning a little slower due to our transit and really our unscrupulous entrepreneurs laundering money there on an industrial scale? How do you like the "business"? Far from buying up stolen goods? ... Ah, only on a scale? .... the standard of a respectable country, isn’t it?
        1. Pushkar
          Pushkar 12 July 2013 15: 24 New
          0
          Quote: smile
          itkul
          In Latvia, a little better
          Worse than in Lithuania. At least 700 people left, not only industry but also agriculture were liquidated (unlike Lithuania). The offensive problem of "non-citizens" hangs with a stone around his neck
      2. dustycat
        dustycat 11 July 2013 17: 28 New
        +2
        She was generally like that in the USSR ...
        Only richer.
      3. Lavr75
        Lavr75 11 July 2013 23: 27 New
        0
        There is not poverty, you correctly noticed that there is already poverty ...
  13. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 11 July 2013 09: 56 New
    +3
    Follow the scenario of Greece.
    1. dustycat
      dustycat 11 July 2013 17: 30 New
      0
      Already will not give.
      It is not up to them to decide, but the European Union.
  14. seller trucks
    seller trucks 11 July 2013 10: 17 New
    14
    on the occasion, the article "dug" not in the eyebrow, but in the eye:

    "In Soviet times, golden rain fell on Latvia. After large-scale industrialization, the small republic took third place in the country, immediately after the Moscow and Leningrad regions, as the most industrialized region. (This despite the fact that the population of the republic was only 1% of the country's population. ) Everything was produced here - minibuses, radios, airplanes, trams, cars, electric trains, ships, household appliances, medicines, textiles and knitwear, cosmetics, furniture. And what were the handsome enterprises that rattled to the whole country! The giant factory “VEF”, which employs 20 of thousands of people, is the largest electrical engineering enterprise in the USSR, exporting products to 42 of the world! Riga Popov Radio Plant. The pioneer of the Soviet semiconductor microelectronic industry is the famous Alpha plant, whose products It was used in aircraft construction and in secret space research. "RAF", which flooded the Union with excellent minibuses for those times!

    When Latvia actually gained its independence in the 1991, it seemed that one could not worry about it. She inherited a magnificent inheritance from the USSR — an advanced industry, qualified personnel and high scientific potential (15 research institutes worked in the republic). In terms of GDP per capita, Latvia occupied a worthy 40-th place in the world (higher than Ireland). Why, then, after 20 years, the small proud republic found itself in such a desperate economic situation, and all the fruits turned into stones? Or as the ex-president of the republic Guntis Ulmanis put it: “Where does our Latvia have such a hole in our pants?”

    “The fight only for the equipment of the RAF minibus factory lasted 10 years after its destruction,” says economist Einars Grauиньins. “As a result, the machines were exported outside the country. High-precision equipment was installed at military factories, machines that could be used for a hundred years just by changing software on them. After privatization, they were sold abroad. And how they destroyed intellectual property! Even the components of the Buran spacecraft were produced in Latvia. These were the highest technological developments that are still not obsolete! What do we have now? At the famous Alfa factory there is a supermarket, at VEF a shopping center. And what did you do with the Red Banner Institute of Civil Aviation Engineers, a world-famous educational institution ?! In many African, the presidents of national airlines and airport managers are graduates of this university in Asian and Latin American countries. He earned money on training foreign students. But the university was Russian-speaking, and it was simply liquidated in the 1999 year! "

    http://ul.kp.ru/daily/25783/2766561/
    1. Xnumx kopeek
      Xnumx kopeek 11 July 2013 11: 41 New
      +3
      sprats and Poles do, but they are small, apparently, membership in the European Union affected. But Riga Balm is a pity
      1. smile
        smile 11 July 2013 14: 32 New
        +3
        Xnumx kopeek
        Sprats in Kaliningrad do better, better (we have stricter chemistry standards) and are bigger ..... although I have never experienced the slightest addiction to them ... but the balm remains ... just for some reason, over the past 20 years, the taste of cool has changed for the worse ... probably technology is changing to reduce the cost ...
        1. Misantrop
          Misantrop 11 July 2013 17: 35 New
          +3
          Quote: smile
          the balm remained ... only for some reason, over the past 20 years, the taste has changed tremendously for the worse ... probably technology is changing to make it cheaper ...
          Not to reduce the cost. The recipe for this Riga balsam was lost in the 90s. When the only person who knew the exact recipe died. Everything that was released later is bullshit, alas ... request
          1. smile
            smile 11 July 2013 18: 01 New
            0
            Misantrop
            I didn’t know .... But I, burdock, kept trying to understand why he had changed so much ...
      2. dustycat
        dustycat 11 July 2013 17: 21 New
        +1
        And olive oil is the same shitty as in a glade ..
        Belching from him is the same ..
    2. dustycat
      dustycat 11 July 2013 17: 18 New
      +3
      Here are the evil Russian invaders as bastards disfigured the country, developed ...
      Well, nothing, after the freedom and nezalezhnosti presented quickly quickly liberated the whole country ...
      Returned, so to speak, to their original agricultural condition.
      And now they sold the square for the clicks.
      And was it worth it, is this liberation? From honor, mind and conscience.
      1. Revolver
        Revolver 12 July 2013 04: 50 New
        0
        Quote: dustycat
        Well, never mind, after the freedom and nezalezhnosti donated, the whole country was quickly freed.

        Freed ... From industry, science, culture. What are they all happy about. While rejoicing fool
        But no matter how crying
    3. Setrac
      Setrac 13 July 2013 02: 17 New
      0
      Quote: seller trucks
      Why, after 20 years, the small proud republic found itself in such a desperate economic situation, and all the fruits turned into stones?

      Because they separated from their main sales market, silly, short-lived.
  15. morpogr
    morpogr 11 July 2013 10: 26 New
    +6
    Latvia has lost the last sign of independent statehood, the national currency, now this is a colony as the owner will say so and will do, an example is Greece and Cyprus.
  16. JIaIIoTb
    JIaIIoTb 11 July 2013 10: 52 New
    +3
    For that fought for it and ran!
    Let Euro be the "fluff" of Latvia.
  17. Ilyas
    Ilyas 11 July 2013 11: 04 New
    14
    The best slaves are slaves of their own free will! And when a slave does not understand that he is a slave - this is generally a fairy tale !!!

    The methods and goals of the Anglo-Saxons are known throughout the world, I congratulate the Latvians, and generally all the Europeans. There is no political freedom, and when they open a free trade zone with amers, there will generally be tin! Who will benefit from this very zone, geyvrope or the United States? everyone knows the answer ...
  18. Mareman Vasilich
    Mareman Vasilich 11 July 2013 11: 22 New
    +4
    The first sign of idiocy is an expression of joy when they wish what is wanted for reality.
  19. individual
    individual 11 July 2013 11: 22 New
    +8
    Latvians have become full-time migrant workers at the beck and call of Europe.
  20. arminidi
    arminidi 11 July 2013 11: 28 New
    0
    There is always a way out what
  21. Mhpv
    Mhpv 11 July 2013 11: 53 New
    +9
    Feather them in% opu and fair wind. Lithuania has already received what it wanted:
    “Lithuania, trying to achieve independence from everyone and everything, fell into even greater bondage. Energy. Under the fire of the 31 chimes of December 2009 of the year, the power of the only unit of Ignalina NPP will be gradually reduced from 1,32 thousand MW to 700 MW, then to 250 MW. 23.00 the second unit of Ignalina NPP will be stopped forever thanks to the fussy decisions of the Lithuanian leadership.

    The decision to close the Ignalina NPP was presented to Lithuania by Brussels as a payment for joining the European Union and, as it seemed, a small but proud country, for a complete breakdown of relations with objectionable Russia. But it turned out that the European Union did not meet Lithuania with open arms, but went on about European inhabitants and neighboring countries.
    Neighboring countries, such as Poland, are not interested in having a newcomer to the EU who has such a powerful electricity backpack behind him as the INPP. What, then, will Poland itself remain with its coal mines if cheap Lithuanian electricity comes? Right, hug and cry. Therefore, Poland is neither “for” nor “against” at the same time. She’s so good. "
    Good luck with the juvenile Islamic geyrope.
  22. FC SKIF
    FC SKIF 11 July 2013 12: 05 New
    +4
    It is interesting if tomorrow Brussels says to sprats that in order to enter the eurozone it is necessary to cut off each leg of each armor, which one will they cut out, right or left?
    1. dustycat
      dustycat 11 July 2013 17: 32 New
      +3
      Quote: FC Skiff
      It is interesting if tomorrow Brussels says to sprats that in order to enter the eurozone it is necessary to cut off each leg of each armor, which one will they cut out, right or left?


      Medium
    2. Misantrop
      Misantrop 11 July 2013 17: 39 New
      +1
      Quote: FC Skiff
      What kind of money will they bail out, right or left?
      Both. To exceed the requirements. And they will begin to spread rot for the intolerance of those who, for whatever reason, lost their legs earlier laughing
  23. ed65b
    ed65b 11 July 2013 12: 10 New
    +4
    Old, so to speak, "zoners"

    Meant "Zyki". In general, the fact that Hitler’s Germany was ultimately unsuccessful is perfectly able to make Frau Merkel without the Holocaust and wars.
    1. asadov
      asadov 11 July 2013 12: 24 New
      +4
      I completely agree. Finally, the good old Germany realized that there are not only power ways to change the world. Only I think there will be a war here not on two fronts but on all three (USA, China, God forbid Russia)
  24. Grigorich 1962
    Grigorich 1962 11 July 2013 13: 27 New
    +4
    Suicides ..... they are even ready to tighten the noose around their neck just to spoil RUSSIA ...... okay, time will tell who is right and who is to blame .... but when the European Union breaks up .... of which I am infinitely sure. ... these "new Europeans" ... will blame Russia again. They have such a soul ....
  25. iulai
    iulai 11 July 2013 13: 49 New
    +1
    I do not understand - if in Latvia it is so bad, then why do not the Russians living there go to Russia? So it’s even worse with us?
    1. Mhpv
      Mhpv 11 July 2013 15: 51 New
      +7
      The Latvian caught a goldfish, removed it from the hook, and she tells him:
      - Let me go, I will fulfill your every desire.
      In response to this, he takes her tail and with all his might hits the tree with the words:
      - Don't-do-go-go-va-ri-vat with me in Russian-ski!

      If only not in Russian and not with Russia, therefore, they do not go. hi

      Well, this is so for a smile:
      A crest flies in an airplane and eats fat. An Estonian approaches him.
      - Etooo what at waas?
      - Tse salo, but you will not eat yogo.
      - Why?
      - Bo I will not give. laughing
    2. Misantrop
      Misantrop 11 July 2013 17: 40 New
      +4
      Quote: iulai
      why do not Russian living there go to Russia? So it’s even worse with us?
      And what shisha to go and settle in? Or - on foot with a bundle behind?
  26. Beard
    Beard 11 July 2013 14: 16 New
    +5
    Somehow the chief engineer lectured us - Before looking at someone else's ... opa, wipe your own. Well, what am I - knowledgeable people answer - but do banks give out mortgages at 15-17% in rotting Europe? And consumer loans at 17-24%? Was recently in Crete. Imagine - the guys do not know at all that they have everything as bad as we think.
    1. denort
      denort 11 July 2013 15: 04 New
      +2
      Starikov has long written why bank interest in the West is lower than ours. We pay tribute to the West in the form of a dependent policy of central banks, and they simply print pieces of paper at home. There is no point in competing with a typewriter. Starikov's book "The nationalization of the ruble", if not mistaken.
      1. Beard
        Beard 11 July 2013 15: 50 New
        0
        Yes I understand. Nevertheless, the dependent central bank is ours from them, and not vice versa.
        1. dustycat
          dustycat 11 July 2013 17: 38 New
          0
          This indemnity for the fact that they dared to free some, save others from destruction, defeat the third, and at the same time they were all given the opportunity to live.
    2. datur
      datur 11 July 2013 18: 45 New
      +3
      Beard (writes)
      Was recently in Crete. Imagine - the guys do not know at all that they have everything as shitty as we think .-- on CRETE !, yes they do not know yes but on CYPRUS-- everyone knows !!!! laughing
    3. Turner
      Turner 12 July 2013 14: 13 New
      -1
      So we did not know when we lived in the USSR
  27. Djozz
    Djozz 11 July 2013 15: 09 New
    +2
    American "friends" of Poland do not recommend joining her in the euro zone; they know that there will be a complete karachun. Poland imagines itself to be a major Eastern European player, under the tutelage of the United States, and Lithuania for them is an expendable material, like any "puppet" state. I do not advocate for Poland, it’s just a boil for the EU.
  28. 1goose3
    1goose3 11 July 2013 15: 09 New
    +2
    Quote: INTER
    In my opinion it was included to strengthen the military presence directly on the borders of Russia!

    And what were some obstacles before joining? This is simply the fate of the "small but proud countries" to go under the stronger. tongue
    1. Beard
      Beard 11 July 2013 15: 52 New
      +2
      As old Onishchenko used to say, small quasi-states laughing
    2. dustycat
      dustycat 11 July 2013 18: 00 New
      +2
      Quote: 1goose3
      And what were some obstacles before joining? This is simply the fate of the "small but proud countries" to go under the stronger. tongue


      Well, it’s understandable to go to bed, but there’s also an extra charge to lay down on top - this one is somehow strange.
      Especially after all this dust about independence and occupation.
      1. carbofo
        carbofo 12 July 2013 20: 05 New
        0
        If the girl is old, then paying for what would lie on top is already an objective fact.
  29. mmmakm
    mmmakm 11 July 2013 16: 37 New
    -6
    Why did you explode like that? I live in Estonia and shoot me, I won’t go to rich Russia. It’s better in a clean country than in shit knee-deep.
    1. Djozz
      Djozz 11 July 2013 17: 51 New
      +4
      You have acquired people in your needs only in the 30s. And anyway, what is your contribution to science and so on. Quasi-state, mockery.
    2. dustycat
      dustycat 11 July 2013 17: 56 New
      +2
      Duc and why not neighing something over the neighbor who has goofed off ??
      If only the neighbors of the Poles heard.
      Now, EU customs will explain how to deal with smuggling.
    3. datur
      datur 11 July 2013 18: 49 New
      +1
      [quote = mmmakm] Why did you explode like that? I live in Estonia and shoot me, I won’t go to rich Russia. It’s better in a clean country than in shit knee-deep .- Yes, and to hell with you !!! we don’t even need you !!!
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      3. Totenkopff
        Totenkopff 11 July 2013 19: 15 New
        0
        you might think we’re crying right away from not being around. Funny you, zalupasty.
    4. Was mammoth
      Was mammoth 11 July 2013 19: 05 New
      0
      Quote: mmmakm
      It’s better in a clean country than in shit knee-deep.

      Forget the Russian language and there will be happiness. In the "clean" Estonia.
    5. regsSSSR
      regsSSSR 11 July 2013 23: 11 New
      +1
      Quote: mmmakm
      Why did you explode like that? I live in Estonia and shoot me, I won’t go to rich Russia. It’s better in a clean country than in shit knee-deep.


      I’m not able to understand for one thing, people like you are so drawn to this site here that it’s smeared with honey! You’re either cunning comrade)) or you just went gloating for letting someone who missed you somewhere! it seems that you are writing in Russian and you are on our Russian website and all the same, you’re all cool! well, you’d sit somewhere in your own onological European and have no fun in your mustache because there is still no one pulling everyone here (and as for the dirt, I’ll say that in a garden of 6 hundred square meters representing your great (independent) power it will be a hundred times easier to remove than in a country with boundless lands in a hundred years you will not recognize our beautiful country and you will be asked again. HERE IS FIG YOU and sit in your independent garden !!!
      1. carbofo
        carbofo 12 July 2013 23: 45 New
        0
        This is normal for Estonians from their own garden to a neighboring one, they just have a fecal mound higher than ours, but it doesn’t work out differently.
        Or maybe just from anger that everything is relatively normal with us and they have problems and it’s okay if we have dirt and they have clean, this is garbage when there’s nothing to eat!
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  31. dustycat
    dustycat 11 July 2013 17: 46 New
    +1
    Nothing is valued so cheaply and is not so expensive as what was given for nothing.
    And they gave you freedom.
  32. lobik
    lobik 11 July 2013 17: 51 New
    +2
    Quote: mmmakm
    Why did you explode like that? I live in Estonia and shoot me, I won’t go to rich Russia. It’s better in a clean country than in shit knee-deep.

    Yes, here the Rusyns also thought so in World War I. And they lived for themselves, did not touch anyone until Russia entered the war. And they were sent to a concentration camp and killed.
    1. Djozz
      Djozz 11 July 2013 18: 10 New
      0
      Well, when did your statehood form? Everywhere and flea coughed. You and the difference from Lithuania, never stood.
      1. Setrac
        Setrac 13 July 2013 02: 31 New
        0
        Quote: Djozz
        You and the difference from Lithuania, never stood.

        Present Lithuania has nothing to do with “what was”. By what "stood" (Lithuania) is related to Belarus.
  33. MG42
    MG42 11 July 2013 19: 42 New
    +1
    After joining the EU, the Baltic States howls, because their goods are not particularly competitive in Europe, and the standard of living is less than the EU, respectively, labor migration, prices rose due to the euro
    On Tuesday, the eurozone greeted its new member - Latvia. Thus, she demonstrated that the bloc is expanding, despite doubts about the ability of southern European countries to overcome the financial crisis.

    European finance ministers set the exchange rate of the Latvian currency against the euro at 0,7 to one. Paper and coin euro will begin to circulate in Latvia from January 1, 2014. The country hopes that this will strengthen its trade relations with the rest of Europe, as well as attract investors.
  34. MG42
    MG42 11 July 2013 19: 44 New
    +2
    Latvia is switching to the euro. Latvia has become another EU country that has joined the eurozone. This was announced on Tuesday. However, not all Latvians are happy with these changes.

    On Tuesday, the eurozone greeted its new member - Latvia. Thus, she demonstrated that the bloc is expanding, despite doubts about the ability of southern European countries to overcome the financial crisis.

    His speech on this occasion was made by the Minister of Finance of Lithuania, the country that is chairing the EU this year.

    Rimantas аджadzius, Minister of Finance of Lithuania >>>
    “I am very happy and very proud to chair this meeting, at which such an important decision is made. This also coincided with the entry of Croatia into the EU. These two events, no doubt, showed that the European project is indeed viable. ”

    European finance ministers set the exchange rate of the Latvian currency against the euro at 0,7 to one.

    [Andris Vilks, Minister of Finance of Latvia]:
    “This is a very important day for Latvia, because it is not just a technical issue: the transition from one currency to another. This is a very symbolic step, because we integrate with the very heart of Europe. For us it is very important. In fact, we set ourselves this goal after gaining independence in 1991. "

    Paper and coin euro will begin to circulate in Latvia from January 1, 2014. The country hopes that this will strengthen its trade relations with the rest of Europe, as well as attract investors.

    It is worth noting that Estonia joined the eurozone in 2011, and another Baltic country, Lithuania, plans to do this by 2015.

    European Finance Commissioner Olli Rehn encouraged Latvia to continue reforms that helped it recover from the economic crisis.

    [Olli Rehn, European Commissioner for Finance]:
    “It is critical for the country to continue economic and budgetary reforms in order to ensure a smooth and successful transition to the eurozone and get the maximum benefit from the currency block.”

    Meanwhile, the population of Latvia itself does not seem to be delighted with the upcoming changes. According to surveys, 40% of the country's two millionth population does not support the transition to pan-European currency. It is assumed that many Latvians fear a recurrence in the country of the Greek crisis that began in 2009 and left many Greeks without work and livelihoods..

    However, gradual entry into the eurozone is mandatory for all EU member states that have not yet joined the bloc, with the exception of Great Britain, Sweden and Denmark. They secured the right to retain the national currency.
  35. infidel2104
    infidel2104 11 July 2013 20: 19 New
    -1
    Article - bullshit., The number of pluses is simply frustrating. The author is in the subject, as I am in Chinese literature of the 15th century. Gentlemen, write better about the S-300.
  36. mithridate
    mithridate 11 July 2013 23: 51 New
    0
    uniquely
    Quote: ia-ai00
    Follow the scenario of Greece.
  37. Lucius
    Lucius 12 July 2013 00: 41 New
    +1
    Complete nonsense, the author would at least learn the basics of the economy. I’m Russian myself, a patriot of Russia, but it’s impossible to so loudly deplore the transition to the euro without representing the situation here. Information for consideration - in Latvia already for 10 years, the lats exchange rate has been tightly (+/- 1%) tied to the euro, respectively, there is no monetary policy as such. More than half of the trade is conducted with the European Union, respectively, payments in euros, by the way, as well as with Russia. Accordingly, business needs to do conversions for settlements on which only banks are enriched. People all the time wander to Europe, again converting. Russian investors, which by the way are very numerous, also prefer to deal with the euro, and not with our very proud and expensive lats. Comparison with China causes a nervous laughter - China is a huge self-sufficient state, Latvia’s destiny is participation in any alliances. There will never be resources for an independent existence.
    1. Setrac
      Setrac 13 July 2013 02: 35 New
      0
      Quote: Lucius
      Complete nonsense, the author would at least learn the basics of the economy.

      Why scream 20 years of independence if you sold your independence for a bead?
      Quote: Lucius
      Latvia’s destiny is participation in any unions.

      For example, in the Soviet Union?
  38. MuadDib
    MuadDib 12 July 2013 04: 31 New
    +1
    If the euro zone disappears underwater, the west wind will produce less stench.
  39. volkodav
    volkodav 12 July 2013 06: 01 New
    0
    Well, there is not only about monetary policy, but also about fiscal policy, but the author operates on German publications request Yes, and please indicate the advantages of the eurozone. WE can also exchange our wooden for euro laughing
  40. Mikhail m
    Mikhail m 12 July 2013 06: 55 New
    0
    To suffer from the small and proud, we also entered the WTO, which smells bad.
  41. Makarov
    Makarov 12 July 2013 07: 48 New
    0
    wait a second ... the EU sales market has increased not only due to Latvia with a population of 2,2 million, but also Croatia with a population of 4,5 million, a total of 6,7 million increase in the number of potential markets ... the review needs to be done wider .. ..
    1. Pushkar
      Pushkar 12 July 2013 15: 31 New
      0
      Quote: Makarov
      wait a second ... the EU sales market has increased not only due to Latvia with a population of 2,2 million, but also Croatia with a population of 4,5 million, a total of 6,7 million increase in the number of potential markets ... the review needs to be done wider .. ..
      In Latvia itself, it’s about 1,5 million; the remaining 0,7 million has long been harvested in Ireland. I think the same story is in Croatia.