Spoke Russian – violated the Constitution: the language Centre of Latvia has questioned the mayor of Daugavpils

Spoke Russian – violated the Constitution: the language Centre of Latvia has questioned the mayor of Daugavpils
00:55 Today, the Telegraph true European Photo: Facebook the news of the world:From the mayor of the Latvian town demanded an explanation for the address in Russian.

The state language centre of Latvia has asked the mayor of Daugavpils Andrei Elksnin to explain why he gave a statement in Russian during the festival, Dragon Boats on the lake the Big Slings.

It is reported “European true” with reference to the portal Delfi.

“The state language centre sent me a “letter of happiness” for the Russian language. As it turned out, this summer, sunbathing (!) on the lake the Big Slings, I had violated the preamble to the Constitution, wishing the rowers successfully bury,” said Elksnin.

The state language centre references a video where you can see that on August 24, the mayor addressed the participants of the event in Russian. The opinion of the state language center, he violated the 4th clause of the Constitution, which States that the official language of Latvia is Latvian.

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The law “On government” said that the working language of local governments is Latvian, and the Chairman of the city Council must know the state language at the highest level. Chairman of the Duma, said the language centre, based on the preamble to the Constitution, must take care of social cohesion, which should be the Latvian language. Therefore, he is obliged to turn to the Latvian population, especially at public events, available to all residents of the city.

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