Estonian Laws no longer available for Russian speakers
r.amirejibi-mullen at qmul.ac.uk
Mon Jan 12 18:10:53 UTC 2009
TALLINN - The Estonian government?s decision to discontinue
translation of legal documents and legal acts into the Russian
language has angered native Russian speakers in the Baltic country.
The unpopular decision, which will deprive about 400,000 people of the
possibility to fully understand legislation and their rights as
citizens in their native language, has been justified by a state
budget shortfall. Three years ago the translation of legal documents
from Estonian language was transferred ...
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