Latvia -Update of the country profile -February 06, 2014

The global financial crisis has hit the country hard, and the former Baltic tiger has endured one of the worst recessions in the EU. By January 2010, unemployment had increased to 20%, and despite deep public spending cuts that made the country popular by international lenders, unemployment remains persistently high till now. In recent years many youngsters have left the country to seek opportunities abroad. Between 2000 and 2011, the population fell by about 13%.

English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe ...

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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