Integration monitor

Integration monitor is a daily Latvian press digest on ethnic minority and society integration issues. The Monitor reviews the biggest Latvian dailies: Diena, Latvijas Avize, Neatkariga (in Latvian language), Vesti Segodnya (in Russian language). In specific cases other information sources are used. Latvian Centre for Human Rights is not responsible for information published by the media.

July 9, 2013

  • Persons with dual citizenship most likely will be restricted of access to the state secrets
  • Security Police refused to initiate a criminal proceeding regarding the elections to the Parliament of Unrepresented

 According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkevics, there will be restrictions for persons with dual citizenship to occupy certain posts, especially those which are relevant to the work with the state secrets. The Minister says that the relevant amendments to the Rules of the Cabinet of Ministers are to be prepared and the issue should be solved by 1 October 2013. As reported, in May, the Saeima adopted the amendments to the Citizenship Law, which also allow Latvian citizens to have dual citizenship with the EU member states, the European Free Trade Association, the NATO, Australia, Brazil, and New Zeeland, or countries which concluded treaties on recognition of dual citizenship with Latvia. Vesti Segodnya

The Security Police refused to initiate criminal proceedings regarding the elections to the Parliament of Unrepresented conducted by the Congress of Non-Citizens as there are no components of the crime. The appeal to the Security Police and to the Constitution Protection Bureau was submitted by the leader of the nationalists’ union All for Latvia!/FF-LNIM Raivis Dzintars asking to check whether the alternative elections of the Congress of Non-Citizens are the attempt of the state coupe. Vesti Segodnya  

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