President Guntis Ulmanis and Education Minister Janis Gaigals have agreed to postpone the deadline for teachers in Russian-language schools to take the test of competence in the Latvian language. The deadline had been set for September 1, which would have allowed the teachers to prepare themselves during the summer vacation. The move apparently seeks to conciliate Moscow and local Russian groups and to address OSCE recommendations. (BNS, July 10)
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