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.
- National referendum on the Constitutional amendments stipulating granting Russian language status of the state language most likely will be held on 18 February
Most likely the national referendum on the Constitutional amendments stipulating granting Russian language status of the state language will be held on 18 February 2012. Head of the Presidents State Language Commission Andrejs Veisbergs believes that such initiative is harmful for peoples minds and unity of society. At the same time, Mr Veisbergs believes that the initiative also might unite ethnic Latvians around Latvian language as never before. The President of Latvia Andris Berzins states that he will abstain from the referendum. At the same time, the President states that he will never sign a draft law on granting Russian language status of the state language in Latvia. Latvijas Avize, Vesti Segodnya, Neatkariga, Telegraf