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A Baltikum a mai Európa térképén
Baltic States in Present-Day Europe

Author(s): György Schöpflin, Andor Horváth
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature
Published by: Korunk Baráti Társaság
Keywords: global financial crisis; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Euro; politics

Summary/Abstract: Baltic states have recently begun to leave behind the economic crisis that had touched the whole globe, and their economies are currently growing. What is more, Estonians and Latvians have already adopted the Euro, and Lithuanians are currently preparing to adopt it as their currency. The adoption of the Euro has been bitterly paid for: in Latvia, public servants had their salaries reduced by 20–25%. Nowadays, the economic situation seems to improve. Politically, however, these three states are in a very different situation and cannot be reduced to a common denominator. There is a democratic party system and internal conflicts, but in the case of Lithuania and Estonia, the Russian presence does not represent such an important question.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 10-14
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Hungarian