Lawmaker sides with Russia on education

  • 2003-07-17
  • Baltic News Service
RIGAA Latvian lawmaker caused a political ruckus when he sided with Russia on the issue of planned education reform at a session of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Rotterdam. Rather than explain the position of the government on the issue, MP Andrejs Klementjevs of the opposition bloc expressed agreement with Russia's criticism of planned education reform at minority schools in Latvia.Klementjevs said he was personally opposed to the reform and convinced it would only aggravate a split within Latvia.During the debate at the OSCE meeting, Klementjevs said that Latv...
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