Parliament tightens up language requirements

  • 1999-02-18
  • Denise Albrighton
TALLINN - The Parliament adopted controversial language law amendments which require people offering services in the country to conduct their business in Estonian. The amendments have been dubbed discriminatory by two of Estonia's Russian parties and the Russian Foreign Ministry. The amendments to the law state that business people, public servants and local government workers must know Estonian to a level required to promote their goods and services and carry out their responsibilities. This will affect people who serve clients, for example shop assistants, teachers, doctors and waitresses...
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