IMMIGRANTS – foreigners living in Latvia with fixed term or permanent residency permits, as well as Latvian non-citizens. Within the meaning of the Lisbon Treaty they are third country nationals. There are three groups of immigrants in Latvia. The largest group are the former citizens of the USSR who arrived to Latvia as a result … Continue reading "Guidelines of National Identity, Civil Society and Society Integration Policy (excerpt), 2011"
[..] Table 11: Action Plan Good Practice Examples [..] [..] Country 3 Building a language friendly environment [..] [..] Latvia Dialogi.lv (http://www.dialogi.lv/article.php?id=2688&t=0&rub=0&la=3) Latvian-Russian bilingual web portal promoting intercultural awareness [..] [..] Document data: IP/B/CULT/IC/2007-100 Published: 2008, not earlier than in September. Link: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/etudes/join/2008/408495/IPOL-CULT_ET(2008)408495_EN.pdf The opinions expressed in the document are the sole responsibility of the … Continue reading "Multilingualism: Between Policy Objectives and Implementation (excerpt), 2008"
I. FOLLOW-UP TO ECRI’S SECOND REPORT ON LATVIA The National Programme “Integration of Society in Latvia” 44. In its second report, ECRI already noted with interest the existence of a National Programme entitled “Integration of Society in Latvia”. Its aim is to strengthen a democratic, inclusive and civil society and to promote values such as … Continue reading "ECRI 3rd report on Latvia (excerpt on integration), 2007"
PROCEDURE 1. The case originated in an application (no. 48321/99) against the Republic of Latvia lodged with the Court under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”) by two former residents of Latvia, Mrs Tatjana Slivenko and Ms Karina Slivenko (“the applicants”), on 28 January 1999. … Continue reading "ECtHR judgment in Slivenko v. Latvia (excerpts), 2003"
SECTION II: ISSUES OF PARTICULAR CONCERN (..) P. Problems relating to the integration of the Russian-speaking population into the Latvian society (..) 71. Although severe or violent manifestations of racism and intolerance do not appear to be prevalent in Latvia today, ECRI believes that the difficultiesexperienced by one part of the population of Latvia and … Continue reading "ECRI 2nd report on Latvia (excerpt on integration), 2001"