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.
- MP Vladimirs Buzajevs has presented a book Non-citizens in Latvia
- Vesti Segodnya prints an interview with the new Minister of Education Tatjana Koke
- Member of the Riga City Council Modris Lujans: marginalisation of society and globalisation might bring about a rise of support to neo-Nazi ideology in Latvia
- Education, Youth and Sports Affairs Committee of the Riga City Council will decide whether to grant funding for the days of Russian culture and education in Latvia
- Leader of the radical nationalistic organisation the Latvian National Front Aivars Garda has edited a new de-occupational calendar for 2008
Yesterday, the MP Vladimirs Buzajevs (FHRUL) has presented a book Non-citizens in Latvia. The book tells about tendencies of naturalisation process, origin of non-citizens, their ethnic and demographic characteristics. According to the book, number of non-citizens during 1993 - 2007 has dropped from 900,000 down to 400,000 which is 17% of all Latvian residents. Vesti Segodnya, Telegraf, NRA
Vesti Segodnya prints an interview with the new Minister of Education Tatjana Koke. The Minister considers that language policy in education should not be changed because the results of centralised examination 2006/2007 in Latvian schools and in Russian language schools after implementation of language reform are equally good.
In an interview with Vesti Segodnya, the member of the Riga City Council Modris Lujans has stated that marginalisation of Latvian society combined with economic and political globalisation might bring about a rise of support to neo-Nazi ideology to Latvia. According to Mr. Lujans, there is ground for radicalisation in Latvia because poorly educated, socially alienated and disaffected with life people can be easily indoctrinated with Nazism.
Latvijas Avize reports that the Education, Youth and Sports Affairs Committee of the Riga City Council is planning to decide whether to grant funding in amount of LVL 1,871 (EUR 2,662) for the days of Russian culture and education in Latvia planned to be held by the Latvian Association for Support of Russian Language Schools.
The leader of the radical nationalistic organisation the Latvian National Front Aivars Garda has edited a new de-occupational calendar for 2008. In the calendar Aivars Garda appeals to those residents who have arrived to Latvia during the Soviet times to leave Latvia voluntary. Aivars Garda also appeals to ethnic Latvians to remind non-Latvians that they should leave. Vesti Segodnya