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.
- Head of the Saeima’s Education, Science and Culture Committee Janis Vucans: language issues should not be boosted
In an interview with Vesti Segodnya, the head of the Saeima Education, Science and Culture Committee Janis Vucans says that the integration and Latvian language learning are developing by themselves and it is a matter of time when success is achieved. Mr Vucans notes that he sees problems with Latvian language learning by Russian speaking students and also with the growing number of Latvian language school leavers who are less competitive due to poor Russian language skills. At the same time, Mr Vucans believes that there is no need for changes in the education programme as those will occur naturally as people see that multilingualism improves individual welfare. .