Latvian Language

Latvian (latviešu valoda [ˈlatviɛʃu ˈvaluɔda]), also known as Lettish, is an Eastern Baltic language spoken in the Baltic region. It is the language of Latvians and the official language of Latvia as well as one of the official languages of the European Union. There are about 1.3 million native Latvian speakers in Latvia and 100,000 abroad. Altogether, 2 million, or 80% of the population of Latvia, speak Latvian. Of those, around 1.16 million or 62% used it as their primary language at home.As a Baltic language, Latvian is most closely related to neighboring Lithuanian; however Latvian has followed a more …

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Liberties: The Civil Liberties Union for Europe · 29 April 2024 English

The Media Freedom Report 2024 is the third annual report on media freedom in the European Union (EU) produced by the Civil Liberties Union for Europe (Liberties). It is based …

public media after 1 January 2026 to be in the Latvian language or other languages belonging to the European


EU: European Union · 25 April 2024 English

2023/590 of 12 January 2023 correcting the Latvian language version of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2035


UN: The United Nations · 6 February 2024 English

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particular status to any other language than the Latvian language, nor the Convention contains a specific provision


EU: European Union · 25 January 2024 English

Education, training, youth, and sport have the power to transform lives. In the face of the ongoing war and displacement in Ukraine, the European Commission has set up projects that …

the opportunity for Ukrainians to attend Latvian language courses and cultural events!” Project participant


EU: European Union · 25 January 2024 English

The United in Culture project offers Ukrainian refugees language courses, cultural workshops, and outdoor activities, promoting integration and breaking stereotypes. The project has created a bridge between communities, creating understanding …

the opportunity for Ukrainians to attend Latvian language courses and cultural events!” Project participant


ISW: Institute for the Study of War · 17 January 2024 English

Geolocated footage published on January 15 indicates that Russian forces advanced north of Dibrova (southwest of Kreminna).[48] Russian and Ukrainian sources stated that positional engagements continued northeast of Kupyansk near …

residence status in Latvia, including passing a Latvian language exam, by November 30, 2023.[11] The Latvian


ISW: Institute for the Study of War · 12 January 2024 English

Ukrainian Main Military Intelligence Directorate (GUR) Deputy Chief Major General Vadym Skibitskyi stated on January 11 that Russian forces have 462,000 personnel in Ukraine and that this represents the entire …

citizens with Latvian residence permits to pass a Latvian language exam.[38] The Russian accusation likely deliberately


UN: The United Nations · 2024 English

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because their level of proficiency in the Latvian language was deemed insufficient, and the Baltic countries


EU: European Union · 18 December 2023 Latvian

COM(2023) 736 final of 24.11.2023. Concerns the Latvian language version. Annex was left untranslated. The


EUA: European University Association · 15 December 2023 English

All five universities must adhere to the provisions of the decree on higher education (Codex Hoger Onderwijs), and each of them has a commissioner of the government sitting on the …

science or the arts, candidates must also meet Latvian language requirements, de facto limiting foreign candidacies that academic staff must be proficient in the Latvian language, except for professors teaching programmes exam comprising three mandatory subjects: Latvian language, one foreign language and mathematics, which


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