- Latvia is the
last of the 10 candidates states applying for membership in the European
Union by 2006 to hold a referendum on the issue.
- One of the major
concerns surrounding the referendum involves the country's economic
stability. Opponents of the integration argue that opening Latvia's
market to member economies might cause a rise in inflation and interest
rates, and tighter fiscal policies if export rates are not met.
- According to one
of the surveys, 69% of the participants intend to vote in the upcoming
In this survey, 49.6% of those intending to vote would support Latvia's
entry into the EU while 34.4% would oppose it and the rest are undecided.