Since it joined the EU, the country has lost one-fifth of its population.
RIGA — Atis Sjanits has an unusual remit for an ambassador.
The Latvian diplomat is not responsible for relations with another nation — but with his own country’s diaspora.
Sjanits’ job is to respond to the exodus triggered by Latvia’s accession to the EU.
Since joining the bloc, nearly a fifth of the nation has left to work in more affluent EU nations: The U.K., Ireland, Germany.
In 2000, Latvia’s population stood at 2.38 million.
At the start…