Annex 2 (..) In the end, 200 respondents completed the questionnaire in Latvia. An assessment of the data quality confirms that all the measures did not produce robust and comparable results. Main results Looking at the Latvian sample, more men (61 %) than women (39 %) took part in the survey. The respondents are nearly equally distributed … Continue reading "Second survey on discrimination and hate crime against Jews in the EU (excerpt), 2018"
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
3. Equality and non‑discrimination (..) 3.2 Religious symbols remain centre of attention (..) Meanwhile, legislation banning face-covering in public spaces was adopted in Austria and Germany, with Latvia tabling a bill to that effect in 2017. (..) Still in August, the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers approved a bill from the Ministry of Justice that would … Continue reading "Fundamental Rights Report 2018 (excerpts), 2018"
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"