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Re: [existlist] Re: eu constitution

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  • Aija Veldre Beldavs
    not sure if existentialism was any kind of factor, more like best known option. the Latvian Parliament ratified the new constitution, no referendum, here s one
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 3, 2005
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      not sure if existentialism was any kind of factor, more like best
      known option.
      the Latvian Parliament ratified the new constitution, no referendum,
      here's one article:
      http://www.eubusiness.com/afp/050602080807.meo2hoym

      of a 100 delegates 71 voted for ratification, the 5 against were
      socialists, others abstained.

      in Latvia there is also a gap between the leadership and the people, but
      it's rather complicated because most (as shown by the referendum to
      become part of the EU) are both for the EU and Western orientation, but
      also euroskeptic as to anglification and harsh mandatory radical change
      unfavorable and irrational for local conditions.

      the Latvian leadership has offered help to Georgia and the Ukraine and
      others who want to enter the EU - they want the EU to broaden to include
      other Eastern European countries who are not yet members, but like France
      they're concerned with loosing their identity, language, and culture. in
      any case, the single strongest factor overriding anything else is Big
      Brother Russia.

      however, in realpolitik where small countries are moved and sacrificed as
      pawns, what is the basis to be overly trustful of any Great Power's
      humanism?

      aija
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