All Posts Tagged With: "Baltics"

Latvian farmers weather economic storm

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Latvian farmers weather economic storm

Kristina Rizga of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting writes about how farmers are coping with the difficult economic times in Latvia, where the economy is expected to contract by 16.5 percent this year.

Posted: May 25, 2009 12:08   Comments: 2
Empty stores, offices tell tale of Latvia’s economic fall

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Empty stores, offices tell tale of Latvia’s economic fall

Until the global recession, the former Soviet republic of Latvia was experiencing the kind of growth that some described as miraculous. Now, it has all tumbled down, with unemployment at 14.5 percent.

Posted: April 20, 2009 14:41   Comments: 8
Baltic states preserve identities, but remain vulnerable

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Baltic states preserve identities, but remain vulnerable

Worldfocus producer Ara Ayer reported on a signature series from the Baltics and writes about those nations' efforts to retain their national and cultural identities, even as the global economic crisis looms and Russia reemerges as a world power.

Posted: April 9, 2009 12:07   Comments: 4
Lithuanians cling to their language to protect culture

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Lithuanians cling to their language to protect culture

During 50 years of Soviet occupation, Lithuanians hung on to their language as a not-so-quiet form of rebellion. Today, they want to protect it -- not from an occupying force, but from other languages.

Posted: April 8, 2009 18:11   Comments: 9
Estonia’s Internet guru Linnar Viik shares cyber strategy

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Estonia’s Internet guru Linnar Viik shares cyber strategy

Estonian Internet guru Linnar Viik explains his country's success and comments on 2007's cyber attack, when hackers tried to take down the most wired country in Europe.

Posted: April 8, 2009 07:07   Comments: 0
Estonia becomes E-stonia with digital revolution

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Estonia becomes E-stonia with digital revolution

A digital revolution is turning the tiny European nation of Estonia into a nation of Internet innovators. Estonians have put their digital identities onto their national identification cards, and much more.

Posted: April 7, 2009 15:16   Comments: 6
Estonia emerges from Soviet rule to fight in Afghanistan

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Estonia emerges from Soviet rule to fight in Afghanistan

After NATO backed President Obama's new approach to the war in Afghanistan at a summit this weekend, Worldfocus reports on the commitment of one NATO ally -- the small eastern European nation of Estonia, population 1.3 million.

Posted: April 6, 2009 13:28   Comments: 15
Latvians hold their breath with economy on the brink

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Latvians hold their breath with economy on the brink

Worldfocus producer Sally Garner is in Riga, Latvia, reporting on the country’s floundering economy. She writes about how the financial crisis has impacted daily life in Latvia.

Posted: March 6, 2009 12:30   Comments: 8

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