Fruitless integration policy

  • 2012-03-14
  • By Karina Oborune
With no doubt the recent referendum that took place on February 18 on whether to make the Russian language a second official language was the most emotional Latvia has ever had. Moreover, the referendum has shown the weakest points of society integration policy. The former political debate about integration was fruitless and made tensions in the society more exacerbated. On the other hand, one can conclude that in everyday life there is no disagreement between the Latvian- and Russian-speaking communities, but the differences are exacerbated in the political arena, and especially in pre-...
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