Russia threatens sanctions over Latvian language in schools

Russia threatens sanctions over Latvian language in schools
 

Russian MPs have urged their government to impose economic sanctions on Latvia, where the Latvian language will be made compulsory in all secondary schools.
The language reform is being phased in; by September 2021 all 16 to 18-year-olds will be taught only in Latvian.
More than a quarter of Latvia's 2.2m people are ethnic Russians, most of whom are taught in Russian. However, the only official language is Latvian.
Russia has long accused EU member Latvia of undermining minority rights.
Tensions have been simmering for years, partly because Latvia and its Baltic neighbours Estonia and... read more

 
3 April 2018 in World News, Views: 47
Source: BBC
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