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.
- Parliament supported the new Asylum Law
On 18 December, the Parliament supported the new Asylum Law in the final reading. The new provisions are intended to comply with the new EU directives on asylum. Among other provisions, it stipulates that the state should ensure education of minor refugees and persons with alternative status in Latvian language schools. The law also foresees that the decisions regarding accommodation of asylum seekers from other EU member states or non-EU countries should be approved by the Parliament. Latvijas Avize