The conference on educating national minorities has began in Vilnius

The aim of the conference is to focus the attention on a good practice and problems that occur among national minorities in the area of education. photo Marian Paluszkiewicz

The conference on educating national minorities has began in Vilnius

On the 6th of April in the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius was held a three-day international, interdisciplinary conference ‘Study and educating national minorities in Europe : yesterday, today,… Read more »

Polish national minority puts national security into danger?

National minorities are perceived as the fifth column, which is very bad. Said Kęstutis Girnius, political scientist and docent of Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University. photo Marian Paluszkiewicz

Polish national minority puts national security into danger?

  ‘If Polish society would be given exceptional rights it would give Russia and groups dependent on it a pretext to demand same rights for Russian societies in all Baltic… Read more »

Spelling of names and surnames act needed immediately!

European Foundation of Human Rights represents families in courts seeking original name and surname spelling in identity documents photo by Marian Paluszkiewicz

Spelling of names and surnames act needed immediately!

European Foundation of Human Rights has been fighting for the rights to original name spelling in Lithuanian documents. Unfortunately courts are often helpless. -We want to show that it is… Read more »

A Seimas group for integration of minorities: Ažubalis, Kasčiūnas, Pavilionis, Razma

photo BNS/ Julius Kalinskas

A Seimas group for integration of minorities: Ažubalis, Kasčiūnas, Pavilionis, Razma

A temporary Michał Römer Seimas group has been created on Monday. A conservative Audronius Ažubalis has been chosen as its leader. The group has also been joined by other members of… Read more »

Lithuanian priority list without Poland

photo by Marian Paluszkiewicz

Lithuanian priority list without Poland

Although the biggest parties, before parliamentary elections, have highlighted the necessity of improving the relationship with Poland, Parliamentary Board has not included it on the diplomacy priority list. According to… Read more »

Poles marching in Vilnius on March 11th

Poles marching in Vilnius on March 11th

  Several thousands of people, with Poles among them, took part in anti-nationalistic and apolitical march about Day of Restoration of Independence of Lithuania. Participants marched from Seimas to Cathedral Square…. Read more »

Grybauskaitė: I would like to see a greater presence of Poles in life of Lithuania

Photo. BNS/Julius Kalinskas

Grybauskaitė: I would like to see a greater presence of Poles in life of Lithuania

‘I am glad that citizens perceive safety challenges the same way as authorities and that there are different nationality soldiers voluntarily serving in the army – Poles, Ukrainians and Russians…. Read more »

Kubilius: Reducing election threshold for minorities is the opportunity to create something alternative for EAPL-CFA

Photo by Antoni Radczenko

Kubilius: Reducing election threshold for minorities is the opportunity to create something alternative for EAPL-CFA

The parliamentary group of 3 May, which deals with national minorities’ matters, has proposed to reduce the election threshold for parties that represent national minorities in Lithuania. According to Andrius… Read more »

Local government will strive to make the court reopen the case of the Lelewel school

Photo by Joanna Bożerodska

Local government will strive to make the court reopen the case of the Lelewel school

The local government made a request to the Supreme Administrative Court for reopening the case of the Lelewel school. Parents of students attending the Engineering Lelewel School appealed the decision… Read more »

The Seimas will reconsider the issue of the original spelling of surnames

© BFL (Andrius Ufartas)

The Seimas will reconsider the issue of the original spelling of surnames

During the spring session the Seimas will make a final decision on the original spelling of surnames, claims Viktoras Pranckietis, the Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas. “I think that the… Read more »

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