List/Grid Monthly Archives: January 2016

Pole of the Year 2015: We should protect our Polishness

”Polishness is our mother. You cannot be ashamed of your mother only because it is poor” – priest Józef Aszkiełowicz, the winner of the “Kurier Wileński” plebiscite, said during a ceremony of… Read more »

The AWPL conference and honoured strongmen of “Wileńszczyzna”

The annual conference of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania took place on 30th January in the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius. Its main part was the ceremony… Read more »

The AWPL summarised the year 2015

“An eight-percent support on a national scale that the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania [AWPL – Polish: Akcja Wyborcza Polaków na Litwie; translator’s note] gained in the municipal election… Read more »

Linguistic rights of Lithuanian Poles: European Parliament intervention

Last year the Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament wrote a letter to the Lithuanian authorities concerning the linguistic rights of Poles in Lithuania. The official document was filed because of a… Read more »

The Subcommittee on Polish Minority in Lithuania to be formed in the Polish Parliament

Establishing of a long-term programme of students exchange between Lithuanian and Polish schools, supporting Polish schools in Lithuania in their efforts to gain accreditation and establishing the Subcommittee on Poles… Read more »

Saint John Bosco Secondary School in Egliškių – from a primary school to “gimnazjum”

The Saint John Bosco Secondary School in Egliškių (Vilnius region) proves that at the time when other schools are being closed because of the shortage of children attending them, it… Read more »

Kowalczuki kindergarten celebrates its 50th anniversary

A beautiful ceremony took place in Kowalczuki in Vilnius Region on 20 January, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the kindergarten. Present at the ceremony were: Mayor… Read more »

Land restitution: déjà vu of the Soviet times

The competences in the field of land restitution that were taken away from local governments in the mid-1990s are to be given back. Central authorities decide to take such measures… Read more »

Jan Dziedziczak: Education is the Number One Topic

“The situation of Polish education in Lithuania is the most important topic for us” Jan Dzedziczak, the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who, among other things,… Read more »

The Session of the Polish Fraction of Lithuanian Freedom Union

On Monday, January 19th, the session of the Polish Fraction of Lithuanian Freedom Union took place. The issues concerning Polish education in Lithuania were referred to in the meeting. Not… Read more »

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