In the last year, this newspaper has been highly supportive of Max van der Stoel's efforts to get Estonia and Latvia to speed up naturalization. His citizenship law recommendations may turn out to be a milestone in getting them to accept ethnic minorities and start the hard road toward having unified societies.However, the OSCE minorities commissar's call for Estonia to let non-speakers of the national language run for office is detrimental to his previous good work.A simple fact strangely absent from his statements is that it is entirely positive if minorities speak the languages of their ...
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