List/Grid Monthly Archives: April 2015

Reorganization of Vilnius schools will last until September

The capital’s authorities plan to finish a 10 years old reorganization of Vilnius’ schools before September. During the Wednesday meeting councilors debated reorganization of several schools in the capital, including… Read more »

“You are the ambassadors of the new agreement”. A reunion for former trainees of the International Parliament Traineeships Programme

“We would like you to enjoy your stay here. We also want to give you the opportunity to really benefit from the traineeship so we try to make sure that… Read more »

Fate of schools in the hands of municipalities

Before the end of the school year, municipalities must decide on the issue of reorganization of schools, choosing which schools will become primary schools, and which will still be able… Read more »

Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz an Honorary Citizen of Vilnius District

The Vilnius District Municipality Council bestowed the title of the Honorary Citizen of Vilnius District to the Vilnius region born Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz. 26 councilmen in a 31 person Council… Read more »

Anti-Polish graffiti – coincidence or tendency?

In January inscriptions igniting national feuds appeared in Klaipėda. In February, a provocative inscription in the centre of Vilnius district of Naujoji Vilnia. A week ago, once again, feud-igniting inscriptions… Read more »

20th anniversary of PAG ‘Znad Wilii’: We could unite Poles, befriend Lithuanians

Polish Art Gallery ‘Znad Wilii’ celebrates twenty years of work. ‘Anniversary-reminiscing meeting’ to celebrate it will take place on 3 May. ‘PAG ‘Znad Wilii’ for short, commonly – Polish Gallery…. Read more »

Halina Jotkiałło has passed away

Halina Jotkiałło, Vilnian journalist, activist of Social Committee for the Care of Old Vilnius Rossa and Vilnian history expert has passed away on 27th onf April at the age of… Read more »

Educational conference in Seimas: the system needs an urgent repair

At the conference ‘Standardized Lithuanian language test as the challenge for arbiturs, teachers and schools’ there was a discussion about ‘harnessing a horse behind a wagon’ and ‘planting the tops… Read more »

Šimašius: Politicians strung along school communities for a long time

‘On Friday we discussed the issue of reorganization of the school network in Vilnius with Minister Pavalkis. Reorganization that was planned should be realized’ said Mayor of Vilnius, Remigijus Šimašius…. Read more »

The summary of “Good morning, Poland” project

Young people from schools, artists, the representatives of Polish Embassy and other organizations gathered yesterday in order to sum up the “Good morning, Poland” project. It was launched by Žilvinas… Read more »

The results of the standardized final Lithuanian language exam as the subject of the conference in Sejmas

In 2013, for the first time high school graduates of all schools in Lithuania (Lithuanian, Polish and Russian schools) took a standardized Lithuanian language exam. The exam was standardized under… Read more »

“Vilnius Patriotic Young People” react on FBI director statement

Polish demand apologise from FBI director on his statement on Polish involvement in Holocaust. Moreover, Polish Association on Lithuania “Vilnius Patriotic Young People” also reacted on this fact and wrote… Read more »

It is hard to be a Pole in Lithuania

On 21 April I was finishing reading a book “Moja Wileńszczyzna i moje Kresy” (in the past, “Wileńszczyzna” (the Vilnius Region) and “Kresy” (Borderlands) were a part of Poland) written… Read more »

Polish-Lithuanian Academy: Our generation is to build new relations

20 students from Poland and Lithuania met in Vilnius for the seventh time for Polish-Lithuanian Academy. They will be discussing particular aspects of Polish-Lithuanian cooperation and about the possibility of… Read more »

Fate of Polish schools sealed already?

Vilnius schools of Sz. Konarski and Lazdynai (‘Leszczyniaki’), starting from September will be primary schools. Similar fate may probably await J. Lelewel School, that is the historical 5th, but here… Read more »

Polish schools in Lithuania afraid of another blow

High school finals are around the corner. These year will be the next when Polish students in Lithuania will take unified exam from Lithuanian language. Unified means the same for… Read more »

The Last Knight of the Eastern-European Commonwealth

“Here, patterns and good will are not enough. One needs to become familiar with the land, feel and properly know local, complicated relations in order to regulate them towards common… Read more »

The last knight of the Eastern Europe Commonwealth

“Here the pattern and good intentions are not enough. One must become intimate with the local land, empathise with and know well local, complicated relationships just to regulate them into… Read more »

‘Polish-Lithuanian stalemate’ that is deja-vu or Polish-Polish discussion

Can Polish and Lithuanian people reach a consensus when it comes to historical issues dividing them? The answer for this eternal question was sought by Polish publicists in a debate… Read more »

‘Polish people are not prone to isolation, but they are also not assimilating’. Meeting in Polish Discussion Club.

Vilnius University conducted a study entitled ‘Psychological implications of tough traumas and social transformations and their overcoming’. A part of the study was dedicated to national minorities – experiences of… Read more »

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