Task of the science is to serve

– Tolstoy –

Science is the captain, and
practice the soldiers.

– Leonardo da Vinci –

Frontiers of science are like the
horizon: the more we approach
it, the more it moves away.

– Boiste –

The fantasy is more important
than knowing.

– Albert Einstein –

Science – it means organized

– Spencer –

Freedom for the science the
same as the air for a living soul.

– Poincaré –

Research area of all sciences is

– Pascal –

System of science must be
looked at as the system of
nature: all in it is endless and

– Cuvier –

Scientific plan without working
hypothesis is a skeleton without
living body.

– Hirschfeld-

The main research subject of
mankind is the human.

– Goethe –

All is important in science.

– Heine –

Books must be results of
sciences, but sciences not results
of books.

– Bacon –

Scientist is not the one, who
gives the right answers, but the
one, who asks the right

– Claude Lévi-Strauss –

The more we will seek for the
truth outside us, the more we
will move away of it. The more
we will be able to understand
who we are, the more the truth
will assert us in ourselves.

– Antonio Meneghetti –

Before being dictated the nature
needs to be obeyed.

– Bacon –

A true scientist is not one who
has more acquired, but one who
has more understood.

– Leibniz –

Science – to know how the
being acts. To know the action
of the being.

– Antonio Meneghetti –

Science is benefactor of

– Berthelot –

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 Karnite.