ECRI 5th report on Latvia (excerpts on employment), 2018

FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS I Common topics (..) 4. Integration (..) Roma (..) Employment 70. The very low levels of education described above, as well as frequently reported cases of anti-Roma prejudice and discrimination from potential employers result in high rates of unemployment among Roma, which in turn impacts negatively on their standard of living. The … Continue reading "ECRI 5th report on Latvia (excerpts on employment), 2018"

ECRI 5th report on Latvia (excerpts on integration), 2018

FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS I Common topics (..) 4. Integration General overview 50. Latvia has a long tradition of being a multi-ethnic country. According to the January 2017 data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), the ethnic distribution of the Latvian population of 1 950116 persons included 62% Latvians, 25.4% Russians, 3.3% Belarusians, 2.2% Ukrainians, 2.1% … Continue reading "ECRI 5th report on Latvia (excerpts on integration), 2018"

ECRI 5th report on Latvia (excerpts on citizenship), 2018

FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS I Common topics (..) 4. Integration (..) “Non-citizens” 55. According to the CSB January 2017 data, there were 222 847 so-called “noncitizens” residing in Latvia, accounting for 11.4% of the country’s population.60 The majority of them are ethnic Russians. They are a special category of persons, citizens of the former USSR who … Continue reading "ECRI 5th report on Latvia (excerpts on citizenship), 2018"