The report “Voices of Central and Eastern Europe. Latvia Country Report” has been published. It’s conducted by the international think tank GLOBSEC in cooperation with the Centre for East European Policy Studies.
Some of the findings, based on a survey of people, living in Latvia, show that 43% believe that world affairs are not decided by elected leaders but by secret groups aiming to establish a totalitarian world order, 21% believe that Latvian movement towards independence in 1990 was orchestrated by the USA for the sole purpose to cement its dominance in the region, but 63% believe the EU and Brussels dictates to Latvia what to do without Latvia having a chance to influence it.
The report is a summary of data especially about Latvia from the recently presented GLOBSEC research “Voices of Central and Eastern Europe: Perceptions of democracy & governance in 10 EU countries”, provides unique insight into public satisfaction with the functioning of democracy and governance in ten countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.
The online presentation of the research “Voices of Central and Eastern Europe: Perceptions of democracy & governance in 10 EU countries” available here.
The results of the research and its brightest conclusions in the Baltic States were presented by Beāte Livdanska, Centre for East European Policy Studies (Latvia), Jurgis Vedrickas, Eastern Europe Studies Centre (Lithuania), Dmitri Teperik, International Centre of Defence and Security (Estonia) and moderated by Dominika Hajdu, GLOBSEC Policy Institute.
As the Latvian partner within the project, the Centre for East European Policy Studies has helped to examine the existing trends in the Latvian society.
The report is available here.