VALKA, Latvia, Oct 29 (Reuters) – From his office near
Latvia’s border, Valka deputy major Viesturs Zarins can see the
future. It’s down the road, right at the supermarket and past
the derelict house.
Across a disused border post lies Estonia, a euro currency
nation that Latvia will next year emulate. From a quirk of
history this town is split between the two countries, where some
street vendors deal in euros and others in Latvian lats.