Declaration of the Intended Activities of the Kariņš Cabinet (excerpts), 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"

FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on language learning), 2018

I. MAIN FINDINGS (..) Language policy (..) 21. Significant efforts and resources have been allocated to provide Latvian language classes for persons seeking to improve their language skills. As a result more than 90% of respondents whose first language is Russian know Latvian, with almost half of the respondents rating their knowledge of Latvian as … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on language learning), 2018"

CEACR Observation on Latvia under ILO Convention No. 111 (excerpt), 2017

Article 1(2) of the Convention. Discrimination on the basis of national extraction. For a number of years the Committee has been expressing its concern over the discriminatory impact that the language requirements of the Law on State Language 1999 might have on the employment or occupational opportunities of minority groups, including the large Russian-speaking minority. … Continue reading "CEACR Observation on Latvia under ILO Convention No. 111 (excerpt), 2017"