List/Grid Monthly Archives: June 2014

Will there be no bilingual inscriptions?

Last week Parliament’s Human Rights Committee approved a bill on national minorities filed by EAPL in the Sejm , but it removed the regulation of bilingual inscriptions. After taking into… Read more »

The lack of the Law on National Minorities becomes an increasing problem

Although the question of national minorities in Lithuania is raised frequently, steps are still not taken towards the legal regulation of the current issues concerning minorities. The lack of the… Read more »

National minorities in Lithuania deceived again

National minorities in Lithuania, including Polish minority, felt disappointed again. As we have already informed, today the Lithuanian Seimas was supposed to consider two drafts of the Law on Spelling… Read more »

90th anniversary of the church in Jęczmieniszki, solemnly and joyfully

First the High Mass in the church with carillons, gifts, and procession, and then the festival with singing, dancing, and porridge from the soldier kitchen – that is how the… Read more »

Kirkilas: No consensus on the Law on National Minorities in the coalition

Accoring to a member of the Seimas Gediminas Kirkilas, the Social Democrats sill want to adopt the Law on National Minorities but some members of the governing coalition are reluctant… Read more »

The Lithuanian Seimas removes a draft bill on national minorities from the agenda

On Thursday, Seimas removed two draft bills from the agenda: a draft Law on National Minorities that is supposed to regulate bilingual signs in town densely populated by ethnic minorities,… Read more »

Controversies surrounding the removal of the draft Laws on National Minorities and the draft Laws on Spelling of Names and Surnames from the Lithuanian Seimas’ agenda

Once again the draft Laws on National Minorities and the draft Laws on Spelling of Names and Surnames proposed by the ruling parties were at the last moment removed from… Read more »

G. Kirkilas: Lithuania fails to fulfil the terms of the Lithuanian-Polish Friendship and Cooperation Agreement

Deputy Speaker of the Seimas Gediminas Kirkilas claims that by not allowing the original spelling of non-Lithuania names in passports, Lithuania fails to fulfil the terms of the Lithuanian-Polish Friendship… Read more »

“Old name, new content”: Polish Philology at the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences

The admission process at Lithuanian universities has begun. One of the places for which high school graduates can apply is the Polish Language, Culture Study and Didactics Centre at the… Read more »

Law on National Minorities – the old one faster than the new one?

The Prime Minister’s Office is still not able to refine a new Law on National Minorities drawn up by the Ministry of Culture. According to the Ministry’s proposal bilingual names… Read more »

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