Friday, March 07, 2008

From a joint press conference of Latvian and Estonian PMs

Andrus Ansip, Prime Minister of Estonia:
I do not see in Latvian statistics transit flows that have been redirected from Estonian ports to Latvia. So, probably they won't build a monument to me in Ventspils [the main Latvian port city] - no reason for that.
Sure, it's just an accident that transit flows through Latvian ports started growing right around the Bronze Soldier incident in April 2007:
A matching denial from our PM, Ivars Godmanis:
I have never said that [when asked whether Latvia could become a new "window to Europe" for Russian investors who can't use Estonian ports for political reasons]
Aaah, the illusion of united Baltics standing up to Russia...