List/Grid Monthly Archives: April 2016

Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad Day. Polish march in Vilnius

Thousands of Poles living in Lithuania and guests from the Macierz assembled today in the heart of Vilnius to celebrate the Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad Day with a ceremonial… Read more »

Government has rejected original name spelling on the 2nd page of passport

On Wednesday, 27th April, the government did not approve the bill which was to allow the original spelling of non-Lithuanian first and last names on the second page of the… Read more »

The role of national minorities in a national security – a conference in Vilnius

From the 28th to the 30th of April, 2016, the international interdisciplinary conference called ‘’National minorities – a chance, a challenge or a threat to national security?’’ will take place… Read more »

Next ranking of press freedom: Lithuania higher than Poland

According to the level of press freedom, Lithuania is ahead of Russia, Belarus, Latvia, and Poland; however, it falls behind Estonia – the non-governmental organisation Freedom House reported on Wednesday…. Read more »

Konarski School still without a headmaster

In October last year a long-standing headmaster of the Szymon Konarski Secondary School handed in her resignation. However, a competition for the position has not been announced so far, and… Read more »

“Engineer of the Year 2015” competition concluded

The Association of Polish Engineers and Technicians in Lithuania (STIP) organised the “Engineer of the Year” competition for the eighth time. Its conclusion took place on 22nd April in the… Read more »

Local government sets its sights on clearing up the Vilnius’ rolling stock

Illegal consructions in the Vilnius’ rolling stock will be decommissioned right after resettling their Romany occupants, as assured on Monday by the vice mayor of Vilnius, Gintautas Paluckas. According to… Read more »

Bogusław Grużewski Nominated for the Lithuanian National Prize

The National Equality and Diversity Awards will be handed on Monday, at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall in Vilnius. The director of the Institute of Labor and Social Research, Bogusław… Read more »

Proceedings of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania (AWPL)in the Šalčininkai District Municipality

Local government’s seat in the Šalčininkai District Municipality held an electoral conference of the Šalčininkai’s department of the AWPL. Eurodeputy and president of the AWPL, Waldemar Tomaszewski highlighted during the… Read more »

Only a few words about schools in the Vilnius authorities report on the work year

Local authorities from Vilnius are very proud of the fact that in just one year they have managed to control the capital’s debts, reform the system of signing for kindergartens,… Read more »

Sister Helena Majewska – Vilnius continuator of Sister Faustina’s mission

The story of revelations of Divine Mercy in Vilnius is famous thanks to St. Faustina and her confessor blessed priest Michał Sopoćko. However, St. Faustina was not the only one… Read more »

Poles from Vilnius praying for a future of the Lelewel School

Today, at the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, people were praying for a successful resolving of the case of the Joachim Lelewel High School’s future. At the Church… Read more »

Liberals in PKD: Unsolved Polish problems are a shame of Lithuania

 “Liberals have always consistently voted for solving the so-called Polish postulates concerning original transcription and bilingual inscriptions,” assured Eligijus Masiulis, Chairman of the Liberal Movement, at the meeting in the… Read more »

Poland and Lithuania on the Same Level of Democracy

The level of democracy in Lithuania is higher than in Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Belarus. However, it is lower than in neighboring Estonia and Latvia – says the report from… Read more »

Students from Vilnius are laureates of the Polish nationwide Polish studies olympiad

Magdalena Bielawska, Adrianna Wołosewicz and Karolina Słotwińska – all students of the capital city schools – were among the 35 award winners of the LVI Polish Literature and Language Olympiad… Read more »

Another “w” in Lithuanian official document

The Lithuanian citizen Miglė Vantens has come out on top. After having married a Belgium’s citizen, she managed to have her surname recorded in the marriage certificate with the letter… Read more »

Alicja Podolska: I Ached to Teach Children Reading and Writing in Polish

She was only sixteen years old when she left her family home. According to today’s standards she was still a child when she made a firm decision that she wanted… Read more »

Vilnius AWPL’s conference. “To keep up with the residents’ problems and resolve them”

On 1st April in the House of Polish Culture a report-and-election conference held by the Vilnius Division of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania (AWPL) took place. When presenting… Read more »

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