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The author, as the foreign minister of a new EU and NATO member state, outlines his country’s vision for the transatlantic partnership. As argued in this article, both pillars of the Euro-Atlantic community are indispensable under current circumstances. Latvia’s membership in the EU and NATO strengthens transatlantic ties; if these ties are weakened, Latvia’s security is also likely to be weakened. Following the accession to the EU and NATO of Latvia and the other new members, a greater vitality is noticeable in these organizations both in a political and an economic sense.

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