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.
- Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks: European migration and asylum system is about to collapse
The Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks in an interview with Latvian Radio stated that European migration and asylum system is about to collapse. He stressed that EU member states are building fences within their internal borders hoping to stop the influx of asylum seekers, but theDublin’s regulation which foresees sending back asylum seekers to the country through which they first entered the EU is collapsing. He stressed that the EU member states are helping the Southern countries to rescue refugees but they are not willing to accept them. Mr Muiznieks also criticizedLatviafor its unwillingness to share solidarity in asylum issues. He called Latvian authorities to help refugees who will arrive toLatviato learn Latvian language and integrate in the society.