Language law amended

  • 1999-07-08
  • Rebecca Santana
TALLINN - Amendments to the language law that will make it tougher for people in the private sector who don't speak Estonian went into effect last week, despite heavy criticism from the Russian-speaking minority and questions from the Organization for Security Cooperation in Europe.The amendments, signed into law on Feb. 12, and put into effect on July 1, require all people who work with the public, including private business people and non-governmental organizations to be able to speak Estonian."You can say that in Narva you have only 4 percent Estonians. But those 4 percent of Estonians h...
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