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"
OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights mission's report on Latvian parliamentary elections of 2018. Recommendations to be found at the end
II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS (..) Article 9 of the Framework Convention Minority languages and participation of minorities in the media Recommendations from the two previous cycles of monitoring 108. The Advisory Committee welcomed the opportunities granted to persons belonging to national minorities to access audio-visual media in their minority languages, both in the public and private … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on media), 2018"
VIII. CANDIDATE RIGHTS AND REGISTRATION (..) Notwithstanding the narrowed scope, further review of lustration provisions should be undertaken (..) In a positive development, candidates were no longer required to submit a self-assessment of their proficiency in the Latvian language. Instead, candidates had to sign a declaration confirming their eligibility, including that their knowledge of the Latvian language was … Continue reading "ODIHR Limited Election Observation Mission Final Report (excerpts), 2014"
(..) The increase in Russian-language programming provided by the public broadcaster is a positive step in reaching out to minority communities with locally produced content. I heard from minority representatives that one of their main concerns is the future of education in minority languages amidst calls to increase the subjects taught in Latvian in minority-language schools. … Continue reading "HCNM statement to the 1026th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council (excerpt on language), 2014"