Committee on Culture and Education The Chair D 303450 01.03.2019 Mr Krišjānis Kariņš Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia Brīvības bulvāris 36, Rīga LV-1520 IPOL-COM-CULT D (2019) 8190 Honourable Mr. Prime Minister The European Parliament received several petitions reporting on the changes introduced by your Government to the Education Law and Law on the … Continue reading "EP Culture and education committee letter to Latvia, 2019"
The European Parliament, (..) AC. whereas every year on 16 March thousands of people gather in Riga for Latvian Legion Day to honour Latvians who served in the Waffen-SS; (..) Document data: P8_TA(2018)0428, 25.10.2018 Also available in Latvian Link: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+TA+P8-TA-2018-0428+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN&language=EN
Conclusions The issues we have tackled here are very complex, involve numerous actors, and will be difficult to resolve. From a constitutional perspective, the search for a solution entails balancing diverse interests an values warranting protection. The national authorities’ point of view is clear, especially in Latvia, which refuses to grant local election voting rights … Continue reading "Democratic Transition and Linguistic Minorities in Estonia and Latvia (excerpt), 2018"
KEY FINDINGS Persons with undetermined citizenship of Estonia and non-citizens of Latvia (‘respective non-citizen populations’) do not have the right to take part in the elections to the European Parliament. The position of Estonia and Latvia is that their respective non-citizen populations have certain legal links with respective States but that these populations are not … Continue reading "Political and Electoral Rights of Non-citizen Residents in Latvia and Estonia: Current Situation and Perspectives (briefing excerpt), 2018"
The European Parliament (..) 32. Regrets that no significant progress has been made in the case concerning the electoral rights of non-citizens in Estonia and Latvia, following petition No 0747/2016; stresses that any unnecessary delays may cause distrust in the European institutions; Document data: adopted 14.12.2017; P8_TA(2017)0502 Also available in Latvian Link: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+TA+P8-TA-2017-0502+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN&language=EN Publisher’s notes: some … Continue reading "EP resolution on the deliberations of the Committee on Petitions during the year 2016 (excerpt), 2017"