Declaration of the Intended Activities of the Kariņš Cabinet (excerpts), 2019

II. PEOPLE OF LATVIA

Our common goal is a healthy, well-educated, secure and cohesive society. A strong national identity and a sense of belonging to the country, the Latvian language and culture guarantee the security and existence of Latvia as a national state. (..)

Education

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125.We will improve the education quality criteria at all levels of education, including in higher education. We will create grants for attracting foreign teaching staff and promote the process of internationalization against the backdrop of official languages of the European Union.

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Culture and national identity

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159.We will strengthen and develop the Latvian language as an instrument for social cohesion, expand the opportunities for learning and increasing the level of knowledge of the Latvian language and the tools for it, improve the knowledge and promote the use and quality of the Latvian language in various groups of society and areas of public interest.

160.We will ensure sequential transition to education in the official language and strengthen patriotism at all levels of education, particularly, at the pre-primary education level.

161.We will promote and gradually introduce the learning of the Latgalian written language in the Latgale region.

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Media and information space

166. We will strengthen the national media space and provide State aid to develop a diverse, high-quality media content in the Latvian language. We will implement a step-by-step exit from the advertising market.

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III. NATIONAL SECURITY AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS

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Uncompromising commitment to justice and the rule of law

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188. We will develop the State Language Centre’s capacity to prevent the violations of the official language.


Document data: January 2019. Link: https://www.mk.gov.lv/sites/default/files/editor/declaration_of_the_intended_activities_of_the_cabinet_of_ministers.pdf Original Latvian text: https://www.mk.gov.lv/sites/default/files/editor/kk-valdibas-deklaracija_red-gala.pdf

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