… meets with Latvian leaders, officials in Riga

  • 1999-01-14
  • Steven C. Johnson
RIGA - Max van der Stoel ruffled some feathers in Estonia this week when he crticized constitutional amendments that would require elected officials to speak Estonian.However, the OSCE high commissioner for national mintories' four-day visit to Latvia has thus far been much less eventful. Toms Baumanis, spokesman for the Latvian Foreign Ministry, said van der Stoel is in town to discuss a draft state language law and the implementation of a new education law.The Baltic News Service reported the commissioner praised the increase in non-citizens seeking naturalization; in December 1998, 1,068...
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