Karīna Janova and Vineta Kleinberga, in cooperation with the Institute of Economics of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, published a joint book “Decision-making Process in the EU – Latvia’s Opportunities” in 2003 (Janova. K.); “The Politics of Neoliberalism and Its Consequences in Latvia from 1990 to 2001” (Kleinberga V.) ISBN 9984-9574-3-8.
This book contains the results of two studies obtained within the framework of the research program No. 17 “Latvia’s Integration into the European Union” funded by the Latvian Council of Science in 2001 and 2002. K. Janova’s study “Decision-making process in the European Union. Opportunities of Latvia as a Small State ”clearly and arguably proves that Latvia, albeit a small country, will also be able to influence decision-making in the EU institutions in the desired direction. V. Kleinberga’s study “Neoliberalism Policy and Its Consequences in Latvia from 1990 to 2001” shows that after joining the EU, Latvia will not automatically become a country of general welfare if it does not have a so-called social capital. The book will be useful for anyone with a deep interest in the benefits and harms that await us in the European Union, including as a teaching tool for pupils, students and trainees.
Scientific editor: Raita Karnīte.