2. THE PERCEPTION OF AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS DISCRIMINATION IN THE EU (..) 2.1. In general (..) In several countries, most respondents say that discrimination is rare, on anumber of grounds: Latvia, on the basis of ethnic origin (32%), religion (14%), gender (19%),sexual orientation (35%) and gender identity (21%); (..) QC1 For each of the following … Continue reading "Discrimination in the EU in 2015 (excerpts), 2015"
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"
IV. Realization of human rights (..) F. Minorities 74. The population of Latvia is approximately 2.2 million (according to 2012 estimates). Ethnic Latvians constituted 59.5 per cent of the population in January 2012. Other ethnic groups include Russians (28.3 per cent), Belarusians (3.7 per cent) and Ukrainians (2.5 per cent), Poles (2.4 per cent), Lithuanians (1.4 per cent), … Continue reading "Report on a visit to Latvia by the Expert on effects of foreign debt (excerpts), 2013"
II. Discrimination in Various Fields (..) Employment 59. As noted in paragraph 183 of this report, the authorities collect information on employment disaggregated by ethnicity and nationality. ECRI has been informed that this data shows higher levels of unemployment for national/ethnic minorities26. (..) Footnote 26 Allegedly, by 7% in 2011. (..) VII. Monitoring Racism and Racial Discrimination (..) 182. … Continue reading "ECRI 4th report on Latvia (excerpt on statistics), 2011"
3.5. Russians Who was surveyed? EU-MIDIS surveyed some of the largest ethnic minority, migrant and national minorities in the EU. In this regard, the Russian community represents a significant proportion of the population in a number of EU Member States – namely: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania (..) (..) many Russian respondents in the Baltic States of Estonia, … Continue reading "EU Minorities and Discrimination Survey – Main Results Report (excerpts), 2009"