List/Grid Yearly Archives: 2018

Adam Bielan: Polish-Lithuanian relations rapidly improving

Adam Bielan: “Polish-Lithuanian relations are rapidly improving”   “Lithuania is an important ally, an important neighbour”- said RP Senate’s Deputy Marshal Adam Bielan in a conversation with zw.lt, while participating… Read more »

Tomaszewski: Poles in Lithuania need a support. They expect Polish authorities to take an action.

The best way to help us is to make sure that Polish politicians did not forget about the slogan “nothing about us without us.” — Said Waldemar Tomaszewski in an… Read more »

Radchenko: The Latvian alternative would affect the integration of national minorities

Latvia continues the gradual liquidation of the education in languages ​​of national minorities. Knowing the delights of the right side of the Lithuanian political scene with all kinds of “Latvian… Read more »

The Parliament battles for two amendments to the Act on the Education System have begun

Lithuanian Parliament had to deal with two amendments to the discriminatory Act on the Education System which was amended in 2011 to the disadvantage of national minorities living in Lithuania…. Read more »

Narkiewicz: The amendments to the Education Act presented by EAPL–CFA had positive effects

On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to present an amendment to the educational project, aimed at providing people living in areas abundantly inhabited by national minorities the continuation of their… Read more »

VSD on Lithuanian Poles: The situation has improved

The situation has improved, therefore representatives of the Polish minority in Lithuania have not been listed in the report on threats to national security – said the head of the… Read more »

Linkevičius in Soleczniki: We must treat our citizens of every nationality with respect

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius visited the Šalčininkai region, where he met with local government officials, school communities, and entrepreneurs. Officially, the purpose of the visit was to… Read more »

Expose of Czaputowicz: We note progress in matters of the rights of the Polish minority in Lithuania

The head of Polish diplomacy Jacek Czaputowicz gave an expose in the Polish Sejm on the priorities of Polish diplomacy in 2018. In his expose, the minister mentioned relations with… Read more »

Karczewski: I am ready to talk with deputies who block the Act on spelling names

“For a long time there has been no cooperation between our countries, I realized that I was on an official visit to Lithuania 10 years ago. It was a wasted… Read more »

Karczewski in Vilinius: This is another encounter which brings Polish and Lithuanian nationals

“I know that due to the fact that our relations are getting better, the matters of Poles in Lithuania will also be solved,” said Stanisław Karczewski, the Speaker of the… Read more »

Radchenko: It is impossible to sweep Polish postulates under the carpet

I must admit that with great satisfaction I look at everything that has happened recently in Polish-Lithuanian relations. So many visits of the highest rank Polish notables in Lithuania and… Read more »

Wołkonowski: Polish high school graduates receive fewer “student baskets”

In Lithuania, there is a chain of Polish-language state schools, consisting of 40 junior high schools and high schools, in which each year between 2010-2017 around 1000 high school graduates… Read more »

Poles march on Lithuania’s Independence Day

Several thousand people marched on Gediminas Avenue on Lithuania’s Independence Day. Traditionally, Poles attended the march with Polish and Lithuanian flags. “We must be here. Four Poles signed up under… Read more »

Discussion in the Polish Discussion Club (PKD): A political nation is not the same as an ethnic nation

“Social Democrats proposed a draft of Act on National Minorities. Today, both politicians and scientists will take the floor” – a discussion organized by the Open Lithuania Fund and the… Read more »

EFHR: Meeting with the Advisory Committee of Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

On 6 March 2018 representatives of the Advisory Committee of the Council of Europe (Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities) met with representatives of… Read more »

A proposal by Social Democrats would allow municipalities of national minorities to use languages other than Lithuanian

Social Democratic party has drafted a new legislation regarding national minorities. It would allow municipalities to use a language of the people that live there along with the national language…. Read more »

Discussions about textbooks to teach Polish language are ongoing

On March 7, another meeting was held regarding the possibility of preparing new textbooks for learning mother tongue in schools with Polish language of instruction. The conference was held at… Read more »

Department of education and national minorities: Textbooks’ quality must be improved

Textbooks for mother tongue teaching in schools of national minorities are in a deplorable state – therepresentatives of the Ministry of Education and Science re were unanimous as well as… Read more »

Jarosław Narkiewicz: We will not only monitor, but also react

On Tuesday February 20, I once again met with the Minister of Education Jurgita Petrauskienė and her adviser Arminas Varanauskas. The main purpose of today’s meeting was to discuss the… Read more »

Adamkus: I hope that Duda’s visit will liven up the relations of both countries

“I can proudly say that cooperation between Poland and Lithuania in my days was exemplary, one could call it a golden age, unfortunately it is different now” – said former… Read more »

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