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.
- European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn: Baltic States might face with influx of asylum seekers
- Vesti Segodnya reports about free-of-charge Latvian language courses
The European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn stated that the Baltic States might face with influx of asylum seekers in the near future. According to the Commissioner, there are many refugees arriving to Sweden, therefore, it is possible that the Baltic States also can expect the influx of refugees from the South neighbour countries of the EU.
Vesti Segodnya reports about free-of-charge Latvian language courses for third-country nationals residing in Latvia. The Riga City Council will organise courses in Riga. An NGO “Shelter. Save House” will also organise courses in Riga and five other Latvian towns. Besides Latvian language learning, the NGO will also provide lessons on national culture, traditions and landmarks.