During my first visit to Latvia in my current capacity, which took place in March, I engaged with a broad range of interlocutors both in Riga as well as in Daugavpils; an area with a sizeable concentration of minorities in the south-east of the country. On the matter of citizenship, I took note of a … Continue reading "HCNM statement to the 1229th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council (excerpt), 2019"
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"
II. PEOPLE OF LATVIA Our common goal is a healthy, well-educated, secure and cohesive society. A strong national identity and a sense of belonging to the country, the Latvian language and culture guarantee the security and existence of Latvia as a national state. (..) Education (..) 125.We will improve the education quality criteria at all … Continue reading "Declaration of the Intended Activities of the Kariņš Cabinet (excerpts), 2019"
I. Common topics Integration General overview (..) 54. With regard to some specific issues concerning historical ethnic and national minorities, such as expressions of a separate identity (for example mother tongue education or minority language media) or their participation in public and political life, ECRI refers to the 3rd Opinion of the Council of Europe’s … Continue reading "ECRI 5th report on Latvia (excerpts on education), 2018"
II. The aim of implementing the content of pre-school education, its tasks and model of education programmes (..) 4. Pre-school education shall be conducted in accordance with the pre-school education programme models given in the annexes to the present regulation. (..) IV. The mandatory content of pre-school education, planned results of its acquisition by fields … Continue reading "Cabinet regulation No. 716 of 21.11.2018 (on pre-schools; excerpts)"