First part of the TV documentary on non-citizens of Latvia.
Latvia regained its independence in August 1991 and the new elected government updated the country's citizenship law one month later, creating a new status for the former USSR citizens.
Twenty years later, the country still has 325,000 inhabitants who hold an alien passport, what limits their democratic and social rights.
Non-citizens have been offered the possibility to acquire Latvian citizenship, but most of them just refuse it for different reasons.
Who is to blame for having such a special situation within a EU state member? Is it democratically fair for a state member to have such a large community of people whose rights are limited? Why do not non-citizens apply for the Latvian passport?
I analyze the whole situation in this documentary. Check it out!
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