Olivers Everts – neatkarīgs publicists

Olivers Everts -neatkarīgs publicists


Latvia benefits from its emigrants

Tvnet – Latvia | Thursday, April 24, 2014

Latvia benefits from its emigrants

Latvians working abroad transferred 547 million euros to their home country last year. The online portal Tvnet points out that the country benefits greatly from emigration: “The amount that Latvians living abroad send back to their families is rising each year. In this way they support their families and help to repay loans taken out before the economic crisis. Taxes are also paid using this money in Latvia. The Latvian economy can even reckon with around 350,000 Latvians ensuring good GDP figures for the next ten years because the money is spent in Latvia. … This is why those politicians who claim in their election campaigns that emigrants are people who are lost to Latvia are being unfair. They remain close and support our economy. They work in our joint European Union and will return to Latvia when they retire, if not earlier.”


Latvians fall for Kremlin’s propaganda

Tvnet – Latvia | Thursday, March 13, 2014

One in three inhabitants of Latvia agrees with Russia’s occupation of Crimea, according to a survey by the polling institute GfK. The Internet portal Tvnet can understand the Latvians’ dismay at these statistics, but has an explanation on hand: “The figures are alarming. Does this mean that around a third of the population would have nothing against Russia occupying the Baltic states using the same arguments, because we also have many Russian-speaking inhabitants? Such an idea wouldn’t occur to anyone who uses the Latvian or Western TV channels to keep up to date with events in Ukraine. Members of the public only get this impression if they follow the news on theKremlin’s propaganda channels.”

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