“Being occupied as a privilege” (excerpt), 2020

[..] The dominating language in the USSR was Russian, and it was heavily promoted in schools and public life at the expense of local languages. [..] Document data: 24.06.2020. Link: https://euvsdisinfo.eu/being-occupied-as-a-privilege_baltic_states/ Publisher’s notes: as the data from Latvia itself show, Latvian was dominating in Latvia’s schools at the end of Soviet rule. Languages of smallers minorities … Continue reading "“Being occupied as a privilege” (excerpt), 2020"

Opinion on minority education reforms (conclusions and excerpts on specific laws), 2020

II. Preliminary remarks [..] C. Recent amendments to the legislation on education in minority languages 1. March 2018 amendments to the Education Law and the General Education Law 36. On 22 March 2018, the Saeima adopted amendments to the Education Law and the General Education Law, which foresee a gradual transition to instruction in Latvian … Continue reading "Opinion on minority education reforms (conclusions and excerpts on specific laws), 2020"

Opinion on minority education reforms (excerpts on background), 2020

II. Preliminary remarks [..] B. Background information 1. Linguistic situation in Latvia 10. According to the 2011 population census of Latvia, the ethnic Latvian population makes up 62.1% of the total population, which is approximately 2 million. The largest ethnic groups are Russians (26.9%), Belarusians (3.3%), Ukrainians (2.2%), Poles (2.2%) and Lithuanians (1.2%).1 1 “On … Continue reading "Opinion on minority education reforms (excerpts on background), 2020"