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.
- Four persons were granted asylum in Latvia during 2015
According to the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, four persons were granted asylum and 20 persons were granted alternative status (subsidiary protection) in Latvia during 2015. In total, there were 317 asylum seekers in 2015. In the meantime, the Parliament is planning to approve the new Asylum Law, which among other provisions, stipulates that the government will have to receive the Parliament’s approval in adopting decisions on accommodation of asylum seekers in Latvia in response to exceptional influx of refugees. Latvijas Avize, Vesti Segodnya