Posts tagged as teaching

Latvia has a new culture minister – Saeima approves Nauris Puntulis for the job

Monday, July 8, 2019

Latvia’s parliament has appointed ex-Riga City Council deputy, opera singer Nauris Puntulis for the post of culture minister of Latvia with 63 votes in favour and 20 votes against. It is worth mentioning that only Harmony’s members and non-faction deputy Jūlija Stepaņenko, who was originally a member of Harmony, voted against Puntulis as a culture minister candidate. Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš reminded in his speech addressed to the Saeima that…

Riigikogu discusses transition to Estonian-language teaching at all levels

Friday, September 14, 2018

At the initiative of a group of Pro Patria Party MPs, the Riigikogu on Thursday discussed a transition to Estonian-language teaching in Estonia’s Russian-language schools and kindergartens as a matter of significant national importance. According to rapporteurs, the transition is possible but would take time, spokespeople for the Riigikogu said. Viktoria Ladõnskaja-Kubits, a member of the Pro Patria parliamentary group, said that while it’s clear that Estonia is moving towards…