Parliament rejects amendments favoring non-citizens

  • 2006-06-01
  • By TBT staff
RIGA - Parliament has rejected amendments to the citizenship law that would broaden the rights for non-citizens to obtain citizenship. The amendments were proposed by the leftist alliance For Human Rights in United Latvia.
Under the draft proposal, all residents who have completed secondary school after Sept. 1, 1999 or have finished schools where at least half of the curriculum was in the Latvian language have the right to obtain citizenship.