List/Grid Monthly Archives: November 2015

Lithuanian – foreman, but another – workman. A way to nowhere in the Polish education field in Lithuania

What made me come back once again to the topic of the Polish minority in Lithuania was upsetting statistics of the children from Polish families attending the schools with Polish… Read more »

Polish Theatre in Vilnius celebrated its golden jubilee

 Last weekend, the Polish Theatre in Vilnius, which is celebrating a glorious jubilee of its existence, got back to where it all started. On the stage of the former Theatre… Read more »

The Polish Theatre in Vilnius celebrates its golden jubilee.

The Polish Theatre in Vilnius, which celebrates its splendid jubilee, has gone back to its roots. The play “Ladies and Husars” directed by Inka Dowlasz was performed on the former… Read more »

Two new electoral districts to be created in Vilnius

Election to the Seimas is going to take place in autumn 2016. During its session, the Central Electoral Commission presented its project of change of single-member constituencies’ boundaries for the… Read more »

News from Liaudė: unique historical materials found in the Polish Library in Vandžiogala

The readers from Poland and Lithuania keep sending various historical materials to the Polish library in Vandžiogala. The documents concern the town, the parish church and even the area of… Read more »

The international conference about linguistic rights of national minorities

World-renowned experts talked about international and European standards of protection of linguistic rights of national minorities during the international scientific conference. The conference “Integration and Exclusion: Linguistic rights of national… Read more »

Polish schools in Vilnius: reorganisation or disorganisation?

By definition, the aim of every reform is to improve the quality of many aspects of life. The approved educational reform and its slogans such as “reorganisation”, “accreditation” or “optimisation”… Read more »

Why do we need Lithuania?

Supporters of the conciliatory policy in relations with Lithuania who currently dominate the public discussion say that the “hard” policy did not help Polish interests in Lithuania in any way…. Read more »

Michał Dworczyk: Issues concerning Poles abroad are a very important matter for the government and parliament

Michał Dworczyk, PiS Member of Parliament, has been elected as a new chairman of the Contacts with Poles Abroad Committee. “All Poles living abroad should be the main interest of… Read more »

Another negative decision of the court for a Polish minority school

The Vilnius Regional Administrative Court has rejected a complaint of the parents of children attending J. Lelewel High School in Vilnius. The parents do not agree for the school to… Read more »

Differences between „minority regions” – the Trakai region among the best ten, the Šalčininkai region – last but one

In this year’s index regions were divided into two groups: big and small. In the latter group there are “minority regions” whose positions vary. The position of the Trakai region… Read more »

Sudervė. A dream about Polish kindergarten came true

Sudervė is rejuvenated. Young families are coming back to the land of their fathers and grandfathers and building new houses. For that reason, the lack of Polish kindergarten in the… Read more »

Polish-Lithuanian Independence Day with the Polish Discussion Club

Polish beer, Polish sauerkraut stew, Polish songs, and interesting interlocutors – yesterday in “Piano Man” bar the Polish Discussion Club (PKD) organised a meeting dedicated to the 97th anniversary of… Read more »

The only trilingual school for adults in Lithuania. Education in the Polish language also possible

We are the only trilingual school for adults in Lithuania, where education is also possible in the Polish language, says Natalia Kimso, the head of the Vilnius Adult Education Centre… Read more »

How Polish Gymnasiums in Vilnius were formed

Education froze, any kind of public life froze. For every word said in Polish in public place, there was a 25-30 rubles fine. School child that spoke their mother tongue… Read more »

The Relay Race of Independence Day at the Marshal’s Mausoleum

The National Independence Day is memorialised in a special way in Wileńszczyzna for the 21st time already. It is thanks to the relay race which heads towards the Mother and… Read more »

Maria Przełomiec: Warsaw has to cut Tomaszewski off from money

“Poles should take an active part in the life of their country. I would really like Poles in Lithuania to be an intellectual, cultural elite, not a besieged heritage park,”… Read more »

1920: the citizens of Vilnius in the victorious war – Żeligowski’s „mutiny”

“It may be the case that you will have to face the negative opinion both of the world and of Poland.” –  the Chief of State Józef Piłsudski warned General… Read more »

Antanas Smetona: original spelling of surnames does not contradict the Lithuanian constitution

The spelling of non-Lithuanian surnames in their original version is not a threat to the status of the Lithuanian language – said Antanas Smetona, a linguist and the dean of… Read more »

The final eliminations of the 24th Recitation Competition „Kresy 2015”

Julia Guniewicz and Edgar Kreiwelis, two of the winners, are going to represent Lithuania during the 24th Laureate Meeting “Kresy 2015” in Białystok. 60 participants took part in pan-Lithuanian final… Read more »

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