Riga's new missionaries look east, again

January 11, 2015 10:04 AM

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Riga's new missionaries look east, again

RIGA (Reuters) - European Union meetings in Riga last week were heavy with the historical symbolism EU leaders turn to for relief from economic malaise, terrorism or fears of Russia.

EU Chief Executive Jean-Claude Juncker hailed the start of Latvia's first turn as chair of ministerial councils since the small, ex-Soviet state joined the bloc a decade ago, calling it a completion of Europe's "reunification" after the Cold War.

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