List/Grid Monthly Archives: June 2015

Are Polish institutions saved? Schools have two years to acquire the status of junior high school

Schools which did not manage with the accreditation of secondary education program have yet 2 years to perform it. The Parliament has accepted the amendment to the article 41 of… Read more »

“Żółw” against Šimašius

I reacted to the voting of Vilnian local councillors about the accreditation for the Lelewel school with great disappointment. The biggest, and, what’s worse, an unpleasant shock for me was… Read more »

Spelling of surnames. Will it be the same as in 2010?

On Tuesday (30 June) the Seimas is to consider again the issue of the original spelling of non-Lithuanian names and surnames in official documents. On the same day the honoris… Read more »

“We don’t need bilingual plaques in Kłajpeda”, says The Russian Alliance’s (Alians Rosjan) politician

I’ve never been in the situation in which someone says to me “you’re not Lithuanian so go away”. “No, there’s never been something like that. I just hear such stories… Read more »

Waldemar Tomaszewski – an Honorary Citizen of the Vilnius district

The MEP and a long-term leader of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania (AWPL), Waldemar Tomaszewski, received the title and the badge of an Honorary Citizen of the Vilnius… Read more »

Deliberations in the Seimas on spelling surnames have been adjourned

The Seimas has adjourned deliberations on a bill allowing to spell surnames in their original form because an alternative bill, submitted by Conservative politics, has not been included in the… Read more »

Graužinienė: The act on the surnames spelling is “incidental”

The law on the original spelling of names is incidental, says the chairman of the parliament, Loreta Graužinienė, and encourages to approach the case constructively. “I think this bill is… Read more »

Bronisław Komorowski to become Doctor Honoris Causa of the Vytautas Magnus University

Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) in Kaunas granted the title of Doctor Honoris Causa to President Bronisław Komorowski. The President was awarded the honorary degree for „enhancing democracy, improving good international… Read more »

Institutional discrimination

Lithuanian Ministry of Justice is proposing explicitly discriminating way of changing the Lithuanian Constitution. As we informed many times, Lithuania once again raised the issue on the referendum concerning the… Read more »

The spelling of names: the case of common fatigue

The case of names spelling is not so easy to solve. It is also really exhausting, as one can notice after today’s meeting of the parliament. In the morning, during… Read more »

Vice-mayor of Vilnius: Reorganisation of Polish schools means undercover assimilation

The decision made by the Commission of the Lithuanian Language and the reorganisation of the Polish schools contributed yet again to putting Polish minority issues in the spotlight. The media… Read more »

About “Lelewel” and “Syrokomlówka” during the AWPL meeting with the Ministry of Education

The end of schools’ accreditation process, which is the way of mantaining high schools proposed by the Ministry, as well as the ‘class’ basket’ as the new model of financing… Read more »

Mayor’s crucial, but not final, vote on the matter of the Lelewel school

K. Daukšos High School, providing education in Lithuanian language, received an approval from the City Council to form classes 11 and 12 starting 1st September 2015. The Polish J. Lelewel… Read more »

Ambassador’s meeting with the headmaster of high school under the name of Joachim Lelewel in Vilnius

The fate of the endangered Polish schools in Lithuania is an interesting issue for many communities. Jarosław Czubiński, the Polish ambassador in Vilnius, met with the authorities of high school… Read more »

Lithuanian linguists: “No” to original spelling of surnames

The Lithuanian linguists are relentless. The Commission of the Lithuanian Language answered once again on inquiry of Law and Order Committee. They didn’t change their minds. According to linguists, only… Read more »

Radczenko: The decision of State Commission of the Lithuanian Language is illogical and discriminating

“This is the end my only friend, the end of our elaborate plans, the end” Jim Morrison once sang. Lyrics of probably the most famous The Doors’ song came to… Read more »

The Seimas Committee supports the original spelling of names

On Wednesday, The Seimas Law and Order Committee  approved of the project according to which in identity documents first and last names of Lithuanian citizens may be written using the… Read more »

Matura Exam in Lithuanian. The process for the mark at court.

National Examinations Centre announced the results of school exam in Lithuanian, which took place on June 1st. The examination was sat by more than 13 thousand people, passed by 91.5… Read more »

Members of European Parliament appeal to the Prime Minister of Lithuania about schools for minorities

Over the last decade, several dozen Polish schools in Lithuania have been closed. Currently, because of the education reform, 17 national minorities’ schools in Lithuania, including 10 Polish schools, are… Read more »

Lithuanian World Community against referendum on the issue of dual citizenship

The committee of Lithuanian World Community and Seimas has adopted a resolution in which appeals to MPs to vote against referendum on the issue of dual citizenship. Lithuanian Emigration representatives… Read more »

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