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New article explains role of Denmark in renewal of Latvian independence

22.08.2016  14:14

In relation to the 25 year anniversary for the renewal of Latvian independence in 1991, the researcher at University of Latvia and Riga Graduate School of Law, Didzis Klavins, has written an article on the role of Denmark in the political process.

Didzis Klavins explains: “Looking back on the recent past of the last 25 years, when Latvia regained its independence, it is important to bear in mind those countries that were alongside Latvia when the shoulder of a strong friend was needed.

Denmark was one of the most visible nations. The aim of this article is to highlight a part of the most important events and unexplored historical testimonies that helped Latvia, along with its neighbours Estonia and Lithuania, to be heard in the international arena and provided significant support to the efforts of politicians and diplomats from the Baltic States in rapidly renewing the independence of their countries. With Denmark’s foreign minister Uffe Ellemann-Jensen at the forefront, Denmark strongly and resolutely supported independence for Latvia already before August 21, 1991.”

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