January 2006
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Jan2006, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p11
Country Report
Country Report
Explores the political, economic and business risk of Latvia. Conflict between New Era and the People's Party over the regulation of gambling; Approval of the European Union-required economic convergence program; Status of profitability in the major business sectors.


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