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.
- Neatkariga reports about a project on promotion of integration in Latgale region which provides Latvian language courses for third country nationals
- Egils Levits took the term “state nation” out of the draft Preamble to the Constitution of Latvia
- FHRUL renamed into Latvia’s Russian Union
Neatkariga reports about a project on promotion of integration in Latgale region which provides Latvian language courses for third country nationals. The courses should help residents to learn Latvian language in order to prepare for naturalisation exam and to get A and B language proficiency level.
Author of the draft Preamble to the Constitution of Latvia Egils Levits after consultations with the leaders of the political party “Unity” decided to take the term “state nation” out of the text. However, according to Vesti Segodnya, the term “state nation” was just replaced with term “ethnic Latvian nation.” The new draft document also became shorter. Discussion about the document should begin in the Saeima soon. Vesti Segodnya, Latvijas Avize
The political party For Human Rights in United Latvia (FHRUL) renamed itself Latvia’s Russian Union. Thus the party stressed its activities in the field of protection of rights of ethnic Russian residents. The party also plans to run for the European Parliament’s elections. Latvijas Avize, Diena