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 »

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