List/Grid Monthly Archives: February 2017

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 »

Benkunskas on the Lelewel School: There can be no question of the return to Antakalnis

Valdas Benkunskas, the Vice Mayor of Vilnius, claims that the ruling of the Supreme Administrative Court to cancel the local government decision to move the Joachim Lelewel School from Antakalnis… Read more »

Polish Discussion Club: Is it possible to make a reset in relations with Poland?

The new Lithuanian government declared that it intends to make a reset in Polish-Lithuanian relations. Is this going to be a major breakthrough in relations between Vilnius and Warsaw? –… Read more »

The Senamiesčio School will not be united with the school in Liepkalnis

For now the Russian-language school Senamiesčio will not be united with the Polish-Russian Primary School in Liepkalnis. The decision is to be taken during the next session of the Vilnius… Read more »

Skvernelis: The government is determined to address the issue of Poles

“Our government is determined to address the issues that have not been resolved yet. Of course, it should be done with respect for our Constitution and law” – said the… Read more »

Benkunskas on the court’s decision on the Lelewel School: We are waiting for opinions of lawyers

On Monday (20 February) the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania overruled the Vilnius City Council’s decision of July 2015 to move the Joachim Lelewel High School from Antakalnis to the… Read more »

The Lelewel school community won the court case against the local government

The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania took the side of parents of students attending the Engineering Lelewel School. They previously appealed against the decision of the Local Government Council of… Read more »

Fotyga: I think it is unlikely that Poles will be ever regarded as pro-Russian

“When I was the Foreign Minister, Polish-Lithuanian cooperation was really close, very close. I had a feeling that issues of Poles in Lithuania moved in a positive direction, even though… Read more »

Anna Fotyga: Before coming to Lithuania I had to overcome regret

On Friday in the Seimas of the Lithuania the conference “Security of Central and Eastern Europe in the face of hybrid dangers” was held. The main speaker at the conference… Read more »

EAPL-CFA: national minorities need activities in defence of their schools rather than PR activities related to a few plates

Plates with non-Lithuanian street names in Vilnius are lawful, as stated by the Regional Administrative Court of Vilnius. The judge Violeta Petkevičienė said that multilingual signs were unveiled during official… Read more »

The Seimas is still going to defer the adoption of a law on national minorities

Yesterday Viktoras Pranckietis, the Speaker of the Seimas met with representatives of the National Communities Council of Lithuania. The meeting discussed the issues of non-Lithuanian names spelling in documents and… Read more »

Pranckietis met with national minorities: He did not promise anything

Viktoras Pranckietis, the Speaker of the Seimas met today (10 February) with representatives of the National Communities Council of Lithuania. The meeting was also attended by representatives of Polish minorities…. Read more »

Unchanged policy of the Lithuanian state towards Poles in Lithuania

Representatives of national minorities used to call the Department of National Minorities and Emigration – a department for Lithuanian state defence against minorities. The department, which was closed in 2010,… Read more »

Ažubalis: The situation of national minorities in Lithuania is excellent

“When I read, see or hear that at a meeting senior officials talk about moving a school 2.5 kilometres away instead of discussing geopolitical risks and bilateral trade, which is… Read more »

Why you cannot be named Mieszko or Ziemowit in Lithuania?

I bore a son three months ago. To give a name to a child sometimes may be a great challenge for young parents, especially in the Vilnius region. According to… Read more »

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