From segregation to integration

  • 2003-05-22
  • Nils Muiznieks
No issue affecting minorities has generated such controversy in recent months as the reform of minority education. The issue has topped the news in recent weeks after a coalition of opposition politicians and minority activists announced its intention to hold a large anti-reform rally in Riga on May 23, one day before the Eurovision song contest. Activists hope to garner sympathy for their cause from the many foreign journalists who will be in town. Latvia is a democratic society and the government has no problem with peaceful demonstrators expressing their views, even if we disagree with t...
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