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.
- Saeima forwarded to the Foreign Affairs and Legal Affairs Committees six draft laws on restitution of properties of Jewish organisations
Yesterday, the Saeima forwarded to the Foreign Affairs and Legal Affairs Committees six draft laws on restitution of properties of Jewish organisations. The drafts envision that five buildings (three in Riga, two in Jurmala and Kandava) currently owned by the state will be restored to the Council of Jewish Communities of Latvia. MP Aleksandrs Kirsteins (National Union) criticized the initiative, claiming that Jewish organisations already received 36 properties through restitution, and claiming that the Council of Jewish Communities of Latvia cannot inherit the properties of Latvian citizens, because it was established mostly by persons who migrated to Latvia from countries of the former Soviet Union. Latvijas Avize writes that Jewish Religious Community Shamir was not consulted. Diena, Latvijas Avize, Vesti Segodnya