Do we still live in ‘fortress Europe’?

Do we still live in ‘fortress Europe’?


A referendum to be held in Latvia on whether or not Russian should be made an official language of that country raises some interesting points about national identity in today’s EU, and the sometimes-uneasy relationship that still exists between several countries of the former Soviet Union and modern-day Russia.

The referendum, which would make Russian the second official language of Latvia, and scheduled for 18 February, will almost certainly be defeated; a threshold of 50% o...


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