List/Grid Monthly Archives: January 2015

Błaszkiewicz: This award means a lot to me

Yesterday (30th January) in the House of National Communities the second part of the Association of awarding medals “For services to Vilnius and the Nation” took place. Among the distinguished guests was… Read more »

Waldemar Tomaszewski: We should become a power to be reckoned with

“My running in the election for the position of Vilnius Mayor is necessary for the realization of the idea of a broad alliance between ethnic minorities. People identify me with this movement,… Read more »

P.K. Brzostowski High School in Turgeliai – the next Polish high school

The next Polish school in Šalčininkai (in Polish: Soleczniki) region has been granted high school status. On Friday, the official inauguration of Paweł Ksawery Brzostowski High School in Turgeliai (in Polish: Turgiele)… Read more »

The Vilnius region: anniversaries of squandered opportunities

The Vilnius region: anniversaries of squandered opportunities On January 29 the Lithuanian Parliament, much to the surprise of many, passed a regulation on the rights of minorities which met a number… Read more »

AWPL: nationalists will not intimidate minorities

In response to the attack of vandals who painted red star and anti-Russian slogans on a house of  daughter of a member of Seimas from Rusų Aljansas ,Irina Rozowa, AWPL… Read more »

Filmik: There are no language barriers in hip-hop

„I’d be thinking for a long time on which girl to marry, but I’d marry music for sure” – says Filmik, a rapper from Vilnius who raps in Polish. He… Read more »

The Lithuanian government approved the plan of discrimination prevention

During today’s session, the Lithuanian government approved the interinstitutional plan of discrimination prevention. The main objectives of this plan are: a decrease in the number of discrimination acts, a warranty… Read more »

Józef Rybak: The case of bilingual street names has been raised because of the approaching elections.

‘This topic is going to be raised perpetually’, says Józef Rybak, an administrative director of the Šalčininkai (in Polish: Soleczniki) region, about the problem of bilingual street names. The guest… Read more »

Silver-haired twenty-year-olds. Twenty years of the Polish University of the Third Age in Vilnius.

The Polish University of the Third Age in Vilnius celebrates the 20th jubilee of its existence. “We were the first in Lithuania” – proudly pointed out doc. Dr Ryszard Kuźmo…. Read more »

Priest Tadeusz Krahel: I have devoted my whole scientific career to the Vilnius Diocese

Vilnius was the capital of the largest, in terms of area, diocese of Poland before partitions, and from 1925 the largest archdiocese of the second Republic. Priest Tadeusz Krahel, Polish… Read more »

Eišiškės reprimanded again by a representative of the Lithuanian government

Audrius Skaistys, a representative of the Lithuanian government in the Vilnius region, again asked a court to investigate a case of bilingual street names in the Šalčininkai (in Polish: Soleczniki)… Read more »

Lithuanian authorities started discussions about human rights at the UN

On the 23rd of January, Lithuanian authorities started the discussions of the members of the United Nations Security Council and the representatives of UN about the role of human rights… Read more »

The Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania has objections to the actions of the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Lithuania

The recommendations of OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) concerning voting rights of minorities are not executed in Lithuania. The Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Lithuania… Read more »

Rita Tamašunienė: Minority groups are not treated leniently in Lithuania

The members of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania stated that the recommendations of OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) concerning the possibility of using information not… Read more »

More than half of the citizens of Lithuania for dual citizenship

More than half of the population of Lithuania is in favor of the validation of dual citizenship. According to the latest public opinion polls conducted by the Institute for Public… Read more »

“Magazyn Wileński” – 25 years of the existence of the chronicle of the Vilnius region

The newest jubilee issue of “Magazyn Wileński” is already available in the Polish kiosks and bookstores in Vilnius. The first issue of the newspaper was published 25 years ago, in… Read more »

Ban on the usage of “Tomaszewski” surname

Akcja Wyborcza Polaków na Litwie (Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania) complains about the obstacles preceding the local government elections. One of the obstacles concerns the ban on the usage… Read more »

Minorities will decide who wins the election in Vilnius

January 20th is the last day, when the candidates for mayors and councilors must provide the list with signatures in support of their constituents to the Central Election Commission. About… Read more »

Aziewicz of parliamentary internships: In Lithuania, the increased interest in the program

On Wednesday (21 January), moving interviews to the International Parliamentary Internships Program Chancellery of the Sejm of the Republic of Polish addressed, among others, to the young citizens of Lithuania…. Read more »

Belarusians want to reactivate Belarusian Museum in Vilnius

The Belarusian community wants to reactivate Iwan Łuckiewicz’s Belarusian Museum in Vilnius. The institution operated from 1921 to 1945. It was the centre of social life of Vilnian Belarusians in… Read more »

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