Posts tagged as citizenship

Spotless reputation, Latvian citizenship and EUR 9 000 wage – chief wanted for FCMC

Friday, July 12, 2019

Latvia’s State Chancellery has announced the opening of application submission process for the post of chairman of Finance and Capital Market Commission (FCMC), according to the 12 July official publication in Latvian Herald. The main requirements for candidates include having a spotless reputation, no criminal record, and compliance with requirements of regulations in order to be provided with access to official secrets. Candidates have to be Latvian citizen with at…

Trump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census

By Jill Colvin on Friday, July 12, 2019

Just a week after insisting that he was “absolutely moving forward,” President Donald Trump abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into next year’s census. He directed federal agencies to try to compile the information using existing databases instead. “It is essential that we have a clear breakdown of the number of citizens and non-citizens that make up the U.S. populations,” Trump declared in a Rose Garden announcement, insisting…

Trump to hold news conference on census citizenship question

Thursday, July 11, 2019

President Donald Trump said he’ll hold a news conference Thursday to talk about the 2020 census and his push to include a question on citizenship. A Supreme Court ruling has temporarily barred the question , but Trump has said he may issue an executive order or memorandum to try to force the issue. The government has already begun the process of printing the census survey without that question . The…

Researchers expect one-third of UK-based Latvians to apply for British citizenship soon

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

In the next five years, one-third of Latvian citizens who now live in Britain plan to apply for British citizenship, according to a survey performed by researchers of the University of Latvia Institute of Philosophy and Sociology to determine the opinion of Latvian emigrants towards Brexit and its consequences. Results of the survey show that 73% of Latvian citizens do not support UK’s exit from the European Union. Participants of…

OSCE High Commissioner expresses support for Vejonis’ initiative to grant automatic Latvian citizenship to non-citizen children born in Latvia

Thursday, March 7, 2019

On March 6, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics met with the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Lamberto Zannier, LETA learned from the Latvian Foreign Ministry. The Minister gave an overview of the issues of society integration and national minority policy in Latvia, as well as informing the OSCE official about the education reform under way in Latvia. “The Latvian Government has committed to taking forward the education reform which…

OCMA: majority of Latvian immigrants live in Britain, Ireland and Germany

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Office for Citizenship and Migration Affairs has calculated the exact number of Latvian citizens living abroad. The majority of Latvians reside in Britain (73,081, of which 73,613 are citizens), followed by Ireland (20,560 residents, of which 20,343 are citizens), Germany (18,394, of which 15,316 are citizens), and USA (16,075, of which 15,316 are citizens), according to the data compiled in July 2018. 5,722 Latvians live in Australia. 5,230 Latvians…

EKRE MP demands clarity over citizenship of Estonia’s interior minister

Monday, May 21, 2018

Referring to contradicting reports published in the Saturday edition of Ohtuleht daily, Estonian Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) MP Enn Polluaas said that Interior Minister Andres Anvelt must either convincingly dispel the doubts that there exist as regards the lawfulness of his Estonian citizenship, or resign as a member of the government. Polluaas was referring to the fact that the grandfathers of Andres Anvelt, Estonian Communist revolutionaries Jaan Anvelt and Richard…