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.
- Vesti Segodnya reports on a case of Anatolijs Zuravlovs who might be deprived of Latvian citizenship
- Telegraf reports on a festivity Days of Russian Culture and Education in Latvia
- Diena prints an article on importance of integration policy by the head of the Secretariat of the Special Assignments Minister for Social Integration Inga Liepa
Vesti Segodnya reports on a case of Anatolijs Zuravlovs who might be deprived of Latvian citizenship which was granted to him in 2000. According to the newspaper, Mr. Zuravlovs was granted Latvian citizenship on the basis that his step-father was ethnic Latvian. The fact that Mr. Zuravlevs was adopted by his stepfather was confirmed by a court decision in Russia. However, the Naturalisation Board has submitted a claim in the Jelgava Regional Court to strip Latvian citizenship from Anatolijs Zuravlevs. Today, the Riga Regional Court will review an appeal of Mr. Zuravlovs to recognize the decision of Russias court.
Telegraf reports on a festivity Days of Russian Culture and Education in Latvia held by the Latvian Association for Support of Russian Language Schools. The festivity was launched on 15 December and will finish on 26 January. Various concerts, exhibitions and presentation are held in the framework of the festivity throughout the country.
Diena prints an article by the head of the Secretariat of the Special Assignments Minister for Social Integration (IUMSILS in its Latvian acronym) Inga Liepa on importance of integration policy. According to the article, state which does not take care about establishment of inclusive society risks to face serious clashes based on ethnic, religious or other grounds. Inga Liepa believes that implementation of effective integration policy depends on long-term ideological and strategic vision, high-quality policy planning, and corresponding capacity. Inga Liepa considers that instead of liquidation of the IUMSILS for the sake of saving state funds, institutions with corresponding competence could be merged in one system reconsidering their functions and number.