List/Grid Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Education System of the National Minorities Shapes a Pro-Russian Attitude, Says the Report

As it was written in the report prepared by the Intelligence System and published on Wednesday, closed education system of national communities of Lithuania that was left after the Soviet… Read more »

Polish march in Vilnius after a three-year-long break

The Association of Poles in Lithuania turned to the Vilnius authorities to be given authorization to march through the streets of the capital to mark the The Day of Polish Diaspora and Poles Living… Read more »

Benkunskas on Syrokomlówka: Ministry may change its mind

On Wednesday (23rd March) the Council of the Vilnius City Local Government approved the reorganisation plan concerning the network of Vilnius schools for the years 2016-2020. Headmasters of Polish schools,… Read more »

Jubilee Concert on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the Polish Folk Song and Dance Group “Wilenka”

On Monday, 30th of April, 2016, at 1pm and 5pm, at the Dance Theatre in Vilnius (situated on 11 Kościszki Street), there will be a Jubilee Concert on the occasion… Read more »

Rally at the U.S. embassy: ”We are forced to ask a big country for help”

On a Tuesday afternoon, there was a protest rally at the U.S. Embassy in Vilnius in a defence of national minorities. Almost 500 people participated in this demonstration. ”The United… Read more »

There will soon be a Polish version of the Vilnius city website

It was reported by media that a Russian language version of the Vilnius City Municipality website will be launched at the end of the week. The local government authorities reassure… Read more »

Students of the Władysław Syrokomla High School adopted a teenager from Africa

The year of the Mercy of God is a special year for all of us. We try to be better, more understanding and more sensitive to other man’s poverty. The… Read more »

V. Benkunskas: We are fighting for good quality and better teaching conditions!

For a year already the issues concerning education of the Vilnius City have been held in Deputy Mayor Valdas Benkunskas’s hands. Coming from Šilutė, this ambitious, almost 32-year-old representative of… Read more »

Parliamentary Committees Appeal to the Government in Reference to Polish Schools in Lithuania

In a desideratum accepted on Friday, the Parliamentary Committees appealed to the Government to take further measures towards helping Polish schools in Lithuania. It was highlighted that Vilnius authorities still… Read more »

The European Court of Human Rights will not deal with the spelling of non-Lithuanian surnames

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has crossed off the petition on the spelling of non-Lithuanian names and surnames from the list of cases, informed the Ministry of Justice…. Read more »

Dominika Wasilewska from the Władysław Syrokomla High School won the Polish Language Olympiad

Dominika Wasilewska from the Władysław Syrokomla High School won the XXVII Literature and Polish Language Olympiad. Dominika was unable to collect the prize in person because during the announcement of… Read more »

Thousandth mass rally in defence of national minorities’ schools

 “We, parents of students attending national minorities’ schools, as well as parents of children attending kindergartens, are against the current Vilnius authorities’ nationalistic and discriminative policy towards the national minorities’… Read more »

An educational conference in the Seimas

A conference “The national minorities’ education in Lithuania: experience, present, future” was held on Wednesday, 16th of March, in the Seimas. The aim of the meeting was to discuss development… Read more »

Mass rally in defence of Polish schools will take place on Thursday

A mass rally in defence of national minorities’ education and against the nationalistic and discriminatory policy of the current Vilnius authorities will take place on Thursday, 17th March. The rally… Read more »

Tomasz Sakiewicz: The Russians set the Poles against the Lithuanians

The Poles who defend the Polish concernment in Lithuania and want to cooperate with Lithuania should be supported, said to zw.lt executive editor of weekly “Gazeta Polska” and daily newspaper… Read more »

The most cheerful school in the Vilnius region 2016 – the Joachim Lelewel High School

The title of the Most Cheerful School in the Vilnius Region, that is the Grand Prix of the “StuDnia 2016” Cabaret went to the Joachim Lelewel High School. On Thursday,… Read more »

Objective of reaching an agreement with Poland is in Lithuania’s interest

An interview with Przemysław Żurawski alias Grajewski, a University of Łódź professor, Polish political scientist, and, since 2015, a member of the National Development Council established by President Andrzej Duda…. Read more »

Agnieszka and “Perła”: we are proud to represent Polishness

The enthusiasts of the Polish Folk Dance Ensemble “Perła” and its amazing performances in the “Kadagys” TV show suffered a disappointment. The project was unexpectedly shortened by two episodes and… Read more »

Teachers are breaking off the strike

The teachers’ strike that has lasted since 22nd February is going to be ended by four trade unions on 4th March. Representatives of another one are going to continue the… Read more »

Department of National Minorities has apportioned money for 2016

The Department of National Minorities has announced the results of the contest of applications for subsidisation of national minorities’ organisations in Lithuania in 2016. A total sum of €156,000 was… Read more »

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