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Latvia may lose 50 million euros due to ban of teaching in Russian language

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Latvia may lose 50 million euros due to ban of teaching in Russian language


20.07.2018

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Owners of private educational structures operating in Latvia may move the institutions to different countries within the European Union. Thus, they can avoid bans of teaching in the Russian language, Vesti.lv informs.

Vice-Rector of Riga Senior School of Business, Arts and Technology Ilmars Kreituss has explained that they can choose a country with no language-restrictions and render educational services in Latvia.

At this, the taxes on business will go to the budget of the country supporting the entrepreneurship.

Latvia may eventually lose more than 50 million euros. At this, Latvian authorities have annihilated the strictest limitations in the language sphere concerning the senior school much time ago. 

Some representatives of the state universities are glad to see these limitations in practice. In particular, Vice -Rector of the Latvian State University Ina Druviete is glad at the bans as this is another way to limit self-sufficiency of the Russian language.

Note that next year, the private educational structures should stop enrolling students to the Russian-language programs. Nevertheless, the students already studying will be given a chance to get the diploma. Approximately a third of the students in private universities study in the Russian language.

Latvia has already commented that such changes would lead to reduction of the foreign students in the country, which means decrease of finance flows into the national budget. In opinion of the experts, this decision is thoughtless and is politically biased on the verge of the elections.

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