“In recent weeks, Prime Minister Krasts has on several occasions expressed his conviction that, once my recommendations on changing the citizenship law would have been implemented, I would recommend further changes in this law. I want to make my position clear. My recommendations on this subject are laid down in my letter to Foreign Minister … Continue reading "HCNM statement on Latvian citizenship, 1998"
I greatly welcome the adoption by the Saeima of the amendments to the Law on Citizenship proposed by the Latvian Government. “As a result, the age limitations on those eligible to apply for citizenship will disappear and naturalisation requirements for elderly people and for stateless children born in Latvia since August 1991 will be eased. … Continue reading "HCNM statement on amendments to Latvian citizenship law, 1998"
“I welcome the decision of the Government of Latvia to support my recommendation regarding the complete abolition of the so-called “window” system for naturalization. “I equally welcome the decision of the Government to support my recommendation to grant Latvian citizenship without having to pass tests to all children born in Latvia since August 21, 1991, … Continue reading "HCNM statement on draft amendments to Latvian citizenship law, 1998"