List/Grid Yearly Archives: 2017

The conference on educating national minorities has began in Vilnius

On the 6th of April in the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius was held a three-day international, interdisciplinary conference ‘Study and educating national minorities in Europe : yesterday, today,… Read more »

Polish national minority puts national security into danger?

  ‘If Polish society would be given exceptional rights it would give Russia and groups dependent on it a pretext to demand same rights for Russian societies in all Baltic… Read more »

Spelling of names and surnames act needed immediately!

European Foundation of Human Rights has been fighting for the rights to original name spelling in Lithuanian documents. Unfortunately courts are often helpless. -We want to show that it is… Read more »

A Seimas group for integration of minorities: Ažubalis, Kasčiūnas, Pavilionis, Razma

A temporary Michał Römer Seimas group has been created on Monday. A conservative Audronius Ažubalis has been chosen as its leader. The group has also been joined by other members of… Read more »

Lithuanian priority list without Poland

Although the biggest parties, before parliamentary elections, have highlighted the necessity of improving the relationship with Poland, Parliamentary Board has not included it on the diplomacy priority list. According to… Read more »

Poles marching in Vilnius on March 11th

  Several thousands of people, with Poles among them, took part in anti-nationalistic and apolitical march about Day of Restoration of Independence of Lithuania. Participants marched from Seimas to Cathedral Square…. Read more »

Grybauskaitė: I would like to see a greater presence of Poles in life of Lithuania

‘I am glad that citizens perceive safety challenges the same way as authorities and that there are different nationality soldiers voluntarily serving in the army – Poles, Ukrainians and Russians…. Read more »

Kubilius: Reducing election threshold for minorities is the opportunity to create something alternative for EAPL-CFA

The parliamentary group of 3 May, which deals with national minorities’ matters, has proposed to reduce the election threshold for parties that represent national minorities in Lithuania. According to Andrius… Read more »

Local government will strive to make the court reopen the case of the Lelewel school

The local government made a request to the Supreme Administrative Court for reopening the case of the Lelewel school. Parents of students attending the Engineering Lelewel School appealed the decision… Read more »

The Seimas will reconsider the issue of the original spelling of surnames

During the spring session the Seimas will make a final decision on the original spelling of surnames, claims Viktoras Pranckietis, the Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas. “I think that the… Read more »

Court’s decision: Both original and Lithuanian versions of “Wardyn” in identity cards

Surnames “Wardyn” and “Pauwels” shall be put both in Lithuanian and original form in identity cards – ruled the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania. “However, it is still unclear how… Read more »

Skvernelis backs the original spelling of surnames: Three letters will not destroy our language

Adressing the issue of original spelling of non-Lithuanian surnames in the Seimas needs a political will – stated the Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis. “Today we intend to raise this issue… Read more »

Polish education in Lithuania vs state education policy

Today’s issue of Kurier Wileński has been mainly dedicated to discuss the subject of polish education. We present two distinctive points of view concerning, among others, stormy matter of teaching… Read more »

The Polish Discussion Club on reset with Poland: What unites us for the most part is Putin

What causes problems as regards relations with Poland, how to solve them, what Lithuania and Poland have in common today and what is the role of Polish national minorities in… Read more »

Baliko: National minorities do not strive for original spelling of names

“We decided to refer cases regarding original names spelling to the European Court of Human Rights because decisions of the Supreme Administrative Court are not satisfactory for Lithuania. It is… Read more »

Representatives of the Lelewel School require the local government to comply with the court’s ruling

Representatives of the community of the Joachim Lelewel School issued a statement, appealing to local authorities to comply with the court’s ruling. In response to the stance of Valdas Benkunskas,… Read more »

Lelewel School is to be located in Antakalnis and its branch – in Žirmūnai

As we wrote earlier, at the end of February this year the court in Vilnius ruled in favour of the Vilnius Joachim Lelewel School. New circumstances arose and for that… Read more »

Polish children in Polish schools in Lithuania

The Enea Foundation launched a campaign to help Poles living in Lithuania – Good Energy Beyond Borders. The aim of the project is to encourage parents of children and young… Read more »

Romaszewska on Polish televisions in Lithuania: Lithuanian authorities have no choice

“Generally, this is a step in the right direction. It is a shame that it was taken so late. The situation is really difficult right now” – said Agnieszka Romaszewska,… Read more »

Final decision on poet’s great-great-granddaughter: Mickiewicz or Mickevič?

On 28 February the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania delivered a final judgement on so-called Mickiewicz case concerning the spelling of the surname of Alexia Mickiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz’s great-great-granddaughter, the… Read more »

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