Integration minister seeks shelter in political party

  • 2003-08-28
  • Timothy Jacobs
RIGA - Latvia's first minister for social integration, Nils Muiznieks, was almostguaranteed a tumultuous time when he took office in November 2002.Charged with overseeing the government's integration policies, Muiznieks hashad to walk a tightrope into some of the prickliest realms of public policy,including how to better integrate the country's nearly 500,000 noncitizensinto the public sphere and how to convince non-Latvian speakers that plannededucation reforms could be in their best interests.In recent weeks, debate in government has flared over Muiznieks, withparliamentarians from three ...
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