The views expressed in this document are not necessarily those held by the European Parliament as an institution. [..] II. BACKGROUND Russian influence has marked the Baltic’s political and historical development for centuries. Most of the Baltic territories were under Russian rule during the 18th and 19th centuries. After the First World War, the three … Continue reading "The Russian minority in the Baltic States and the enlargement of the EU (excerpts), 1999"
[..] The second problematic area relates to the treatment of the “non-historic” Russian-speaking minority, which has given rise to some concern in the last three years, especially as far as the granting of residence permits and citizenship (and the language test that has to be passed in order obtain the latter) are concerned [..] 8. The … Continue reading "Resolution on Honouring of obligations and commitments by Estonia (excerpts), 1997"
The General Assembly, Guided by the principles embodied in the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenants on Human Rights, Reaffirming that all member States have an obligation to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms for all and to fulfil the obligations they have undertaken under the … Continue reading "Situation of human rights in Estonia and Latvia, 1992"