Latvia: Nationalists to petition for all-Latvian education

Francis Hult francis.hult at
Sat Jan 16 13:56:04 UTC 2010

Baltic Reports


Nationalists to petition for all-Latvian education


The nationalist party For Fatherland and Freedom has said it would begin gathering signatures for a constitutional amendment mandating that all state-sponsored education be in the Latvian language.


Lawmaker and party member Dzintars Rasnacs told the Latvijas Avize daily newspaper that the proposed amendment to Article 112 in the Satversme is simple and will include a phrase that free primary and secondary education in Latvia will be provided "in the national language."


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