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"
SUMMARY The national media regulator of Latvia has temporarily suspended retranslation of the Russia 1 TV channel, at the same time when Russophobia is growing in the country. Language police in Latvia is fighting the Russian language. Latvian Russophobia has a particular angle against the Russian language. A language police is monitoring the use of … Continue reading "“Language police in Latvia is fighting the Russian language”: summary & disproof, 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"
5. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON OVERSIGHT AND CONTROL OVER IMPLEMENTATION OF REGULATORY ENACTMENTS 5.1. in the year covered there have been 3805 (in 2016 – 3372) checks of implementation of regulatory enactments on the use of the official language conducted in public bodies, enterprises and organisations. 502 proceedings on administrative violations (in 2016 – 493) have … Continue reading "State Language Centre public report for 2017 (excerpt)"
Paragraph of the Administrative Violations Code 2015 Total [2000-2015] Share (%) 41.1 (1) Conclusion of a Contract of Employment with an Employee, whose Knowledge of the Official Language is Inadequate to Fulfil Professional and Work Duties thereof and Who has not Produced the Document Provided for in Regulatory Enactments that Certifies Knowledge of the Official … Continue reading "Number and essence of administrative violation cases 2000-2015 (excerpts), 2016"