A. INTRODUCTION [..] b) Relations between the European Union and Latvia Historical and Geopolitical Context [..] After the war Soviet rule was re-established, though not recognised by most Western States. It was accompanied by mass deportations and settlement of Russians. [..] B. CRITERIA FOR MEMBERSHIP [..] 1. Political Criteria The European Council in Copenhagen decided … Continue reading "Opinion on Latvia’s Application for Membership of the European Union (excerpts), 1997"