List/Grid Monthly Archives: July 2015

Local government in the law case of using the ‘w’

The central government won’t sue the decision of Vilnius District Court in the case of spelling the name of the Lithuanian citizen who married a Belgian. The Court ordered the… Read more »

Andruszkiewicz says to American diplomats: We do not agree to standardized Lithuanian languageexams

American diplomats visited Šalčininkai District Municipality on 30 July. According to information issued by the local government of Šalčininkai, among those who came to Šalčininkai were: ambassador’s Economic and Political… Read more »

The Board of Migration: None ‘w’ in a passport.

When issuing passports and identity cards, letters from other alphabets than Lithuanian are not used, as Edita Prilepskienė, the head of the Passport Department of the Board of Migration  informs…. Read more »

Mayor of Vilnius: Vilnius Civil Registry Office will write surnames with the notorious letters “w, q and x”

Vilnius City Council see no reasons to contest the Vilnius City District Court judgement regarding the change of the surname of a Lithuanian woman and putting the “w” letter in… Read more »

Sabatauskas: The decision of the court regarding the letter “w” might cause anxiety

Yesterday the Vilnius Regional Court obliged Vilnius Civil Registry Office to allow a Lithuanian woman married to a Belgian man to write their surname in the marriage certificate with the… Read more »

I was surprised by the “w”

The new leader of the Lithuanian conservatives, the MEP Gabrielius Landsbergis, was totally surprised by the judgement about the letter “w” in the act of marriages. He could not understand… Read more »

Poles judge Šimašius

During the press conference in celebration of one hundred days of Remigijus Šimašius taking the office of Mayor of Vilnius, he was convincing others that he had already reduced the… Read more »

Šimašius: ‘Syrokomla School will preserve the status of a high school for the time being’.

‘Yesterday we decided about the reorganization of numerous schools in Vilnius’ – states Remigijus Šimašius, the mayor of Vilnius. The guest of today’s Political Lounge informs that central schools were… Read more »

Zbigniew Balcewicz: “Lelewel” in the face of eviction. Difficult questions without answers (1)

How could it happen that in Vilnius, a progymnasium that has above 800 students still does not have its own dedicated building while a smaller school has two that are… Read more »

School reorganisation: There will be appeals to the court, parents don’t give in

Parents of students attending Sz. Konarski High School are going to appeal to the court about the matter of the capitol city council’s decision to degrade the school to the… Read more »

Parents continue their fight in court to keep High School under the name of Joachim Lelewel in Vilnius

Despite the objections, pleas and mass meetings organised by Poles and Russians living in Vilnius, the Vilnius city council continues its strict actions which greatly limit the opportunities to educate… Read more »

The letter of the speaker of the Polish Parliament to fellow citizens in Vilnius Region

Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska, the speaker of the Polish Parliament sent a letter to Waldemar Tomaszewski, the leader of AWPL, in which she thanked for congratulations and wishes for entrusting her the… Read more »

The Marshal of the Sejm’s letter to the Countrymen in Lithuania

The Marshals of the Polish Sejm, Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska, sent the letter to the head of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania, in which she thanked for the congratulations and… Read more »

Decision has been made: there will be fewer Polish secondary schools in Vilnius

Neither appeals of students and parents nor the reform`s opponents` arguments, have convinced the councilors and the Vilnius Municipal Council with the majority of votes passed a resolution approving transformation… Read more »

AWPL MPs request Brussels to draw attention to the rights of Poles in Lithuania

The problem of discrimination against Polish minority in Lithuania is being talked about more and more often on different levels, and in different environments. The President of the European Council… Read more »

The Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania does not support the plan of development of the Vilnius Region.

The discussed project of the Act on Funding the Development of South-Eastern Lithuania which assumes the improvement of the Vilnius, Šalčininkai and Visaginas Municipalities has been criticized by the Ministry… Read more »

An investigation into the matter of t-shirts has opened

The Equal Opportunities Ombudsman’s Office has opened an investigation into the subject of t-shirts with the statement “Wilno na rowerach bez pedałów” (“Vilnius on bikes without pedals”) printed on them, which the participants… Read more »

There will be stairs with the poems of Czesław Miłosz on in Vilnius

The representatives of the Lithuanian intelligentsia has proposed sculpting the poems of Czesław Miłosz in Polish and Lithuanian on the Vilnius old town’s stairs named after him. As the ELTA… Read more »

The campaign against homophobia (KPH) accuses the AWPL and ZPL

The campaign against homophobia accuses the AWPL and ZPL activists of homophobic attitudes. Michał Mackiewicz, the head of ZPL considers the accusations unserious. T-shirts with a slogan ‘Vilnius riding bikes… Read more »

Miroslaw Szejbak as the vice-President of the Congress of Polish Education

Miroslaw Szejbak from the Forum of Polish Schools’ Parents in Lithuania has made a vice-president of the Congress of Polish Education. In Krakow, there was the 2nd Congress of the… Read more »

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