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"
II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS (..) Article 3 of the Framework Convention Personal scope of application of the Framework Convention (..) Present situation (..) 31. The Advisory Committee notes the fact that in practice, citizens and “non-citizens” enjoy virtually equal access to rights, apart from the right to serve in the armed forces, the police and a … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpt on ratifications & Latgalian), 2018"
At home Latvian is spoken by 62% of Latvian population; the majority – in Vidzeme and Lubāna county According to the data of Population and Housing Census 2011 conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau, the mostly used language at home is Latvian which is used by 62.1% of population. The second most popular language spoken … Continue reading "Population by language used at home (excerpt), 2011"
I. FOLLOW-UP TO ECRI’S SECOND REPORT ON LATVIA (..) Constitutional provisions and other basic provisions (..) Official identification documents 12. In its second report on Latvia, ECRI noted that the mention of nationality (here in the meaning of ethnic/national origin and not citizenship) had been removed from identification documents but also that there were reportedly … Continue reading "ECRI 3rd report on Latvia (excerpt on names/IDs), 2007"