Estonia turns attention to citizenship law: Parliament considers amendments, OSCE urges support

  • 1998-10-29
  • Rebecca Santana
TALLINN - Now that Latvia has passed its citizenship amendments, focus is turning to Estonia, which began discussions on their own amendments last week. Members of the Constitutional Committee began consideration Oct. 22 of a slate of amendments similar to those passed by Latvia at the Oct. 3 referendum and, like their Latvian counterparts, have been encouraged by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The amendments would liberalize the citizenship requirements for nearly 6,000 stateless children born in Estonia.A child under age 15, born in Estonia after Feb. 26, 1992 wh...
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