EP resolution on the deliberations of the Committee on Petitions during the year 2016 (excerpt), 2017

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"

“Linguistic genocide in Latvia”: summary & disproof, 2017

SUMMARY There is an ongoing linguistic genocide against Russian speakers in Latvia, and it is moving towards an ethnic genocide as well. DISPROOF There is no genocide of Russians in Latvia. The word genocide is frequently used in pro-Kremlin disinformation euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=genocide&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_language%5B%5D=rus&date=, , but it seldom corresponds to the actual definition of a genocide www.un.org/en/genocideprevention/genocide.html, Document data: The Disinformation … Continue reading "“Linguistic genocide in Latvia”: summary & disproof, 2017"

A comparative analysis of non-discrimination law in Europe 2017 (excerpts)

This document has been prepared for the European Commission however it reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. (..) National experts: (..) Latvia [:] Non-discrimination [:] Anhelita Kamenska (..) 1 PROTECTED GROUNDS OF DISCRIMINATION (..) 1.2 … Continue reading "A comparative analysis of non-discrimination law in Europe 2017 (excerpts)"

“The only Russian language daily newspaper in the EU” (excerpts), 2017

Segodnya: the only Russian-language daily newspaper in the European Union (their own claim) is published in Latvia. The newspaper has a 100K readership. Before the European Parliament elections in 2014, the newspaper suddenly started to publish lengthy pay-wall free op-eds by one of the candidates, the openly pro-Kremlin MEP Tatjana Zdanoka, in which she criticised the Latvian … Continue reading "“The only Russian language daily newspaper in the EU” (excerpts), 2017"

EC report “On progress towards effective EU citizenship 2013-2016” (excerpt), 2017

6.Right to vote and stand as a candidate in municipal and European Parliament elections (Articles 20(2)(b) and 22 TFEU) (..) 6.3.Developments in the field of voting rights and action taken by the Commission (..) 6.3.2 Issues addressed on the application of the right to vote and stand as candidate To ensure that non-national EU citizens … Continue reading "EC report “On progress towards effective EU citizenship 2013-2016” (excerpt), 2017"