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The spelling of Polish surnames on identity documents

The statement of Irena Gasparavičiūte, which was given to the Lithuanian public television LRT (Lietuvos Nacionalinis Radijas ir Televizija), has caused a few comments and fair refutation about false information… Read more »

Bogdan Borusewicz: For the sake of stability and unity of region it is important to solve Polish-Lithuanian problems

For the sake of stability and unity of region it is important to solve the problems of mutual cooperation, said Bogdan Borusewicz, the Speaker of the Polish Senate, during Parliamentary… Read more »

Zbigniew Balcewicz: Polish schools maze – missed opportunity

Tensions are rising with the reorganisation of Polish schools in Vilnius. The Academic year comes to an end and, according to local Polish politicians, ten Polish schools are threatened with… Read more »

“Turkanized” Poles in Lithuania: from K. J. Sidorkiewicz’s book “My Vilnius Region and My Kresy”

At Vilnius’ bookshops, the House of Polish Culture, and “Elephas” can be purchased Krzysztof Jeremi Sidorkiewicz’s book “Moja Wileńszczyzna i moje Kresy” (en. “My Vilnius Region and My Kresy”) which… Read more »

Parliament Committee about surnames: Yes for ‘w’, ‘q’, ‘x’ – no for ‘ą, ć, ę, ł, ń, ó, ś, ź, ż’

The Parliament Committee of Law and Rule of Law proposes the spelling of surnames in documents to be with the letters of Latin alphabet and based on the standards of… Read more »

‘Polish people are not prone to isolation, but they are also not assimilating’. Meeting in Polish Discussion Club.

Vilnius University conducted a study entitled ‘Psychological implications of tough traumas and social transformations and their overcoming’. A part of the study was dedicated to national minorities – experiences of… Read more »

A Pole has become the member of the Ethics and Procedure Commission.

The Lithuanian Parliament has approved the new members of the Ethics and Procedure Commission. One of the new members is Leonard Talmont, the activist of the Electoral Action of Poles… Read more »

Russian Alliance in the ruling coalition of Klaipėda – without representatives of EAPL

In the council of Klaipėda, the five parties, including Russian Alliance from Waldemar Tomaszewski’s Bloc, signed an agreement on the foundation of the ruling coalition. The ruling coalition of the… Read more »

The Polish Debate Club’s statement on the Federation of Kresy Organization’s open letter

A few days ago, the Federation of Kresy Organization attacked publicly Marshal of the Senate of the Republic of Poland, Bogdan Borusewicz, for his criticism of pro-Russian leanings of Waldemar… Read more »

The Honorary Citizenship of Vilnius District for Waldemar Tomaszewski and the protest meeting

The Council of Vilnius District has registered the project whereby the leader of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania (AWPL), Waldemar Tomaszewki, is supposed to be granted the Honorary… Read more »

Coalition with the Poles without Poles. Impossible in Vilnius, possible in Klaipeda

Elected for another term as mayor of Klaipeda Vytautas Grubliauskas on behalf of the Association of Liberal does not reject the possibility of creating a coalition with the Coalition Electoral… Read more »

PL DELFI – 3 years together!

The top Polish web portal in Lithuania, PL DELFI, celebrates its 3rd anniversary!!! Let’s remind briefly, how we spent these 3 years, and have a look on results the portal… Read more »

Poles in Lithuania join the March devoted to the 25th anniversary of Regaining the Independence

On the 11th of March, Lithuania celebrates the 25th anniversary of Regaining the Independence. At 12 o’clock there is going to be an official march from the Parliament to the… Read more »

An open letter from the Federation of Kresy Organization to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Grzegorz Schetyna in reference to the issue of Poles in Lithuania

We enclose the whole letter. Dear Mr Grzegorz Schetyna The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland An open letter Eleven questions On the 23rd of February, you… Read more »

Krzysztof Szczepanik: Not enough Poles in Lithuania

During my last visit in Lithuania, the inhabitant of Trakai, who is a half-Pole and a half-Lithuanian, began to express his great regrets about the local Poles. The main charge… Read more »

M. C. Cytacki has lost with ‘the Pole-man’

Mariusz Cezary Cytacki was offended by the video ‘the Pole-man’ (“zmogus Lenkas”) and turned to the capital prosecutors asking for the investigation on “public ridicule of people of Polish origin,… Read more »

“Ja za żółw”: the liberals want to “desymbolise” the Polish-Lithuanian dispute

Lithuanian politicians vie with each other declaring their love to Poland and the Poles. It should not come as a surprise as the general election is coming. Andrius Kubilius, the… Read more »

The surname “Tomaszewski” remains in Šalčininkai. The Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Lithuania rejected the complaint filed by social democrats.

The Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Lithuania rejected the complaint filed by Šalčininka social democrats, and the name of the Coalition of the Electoral Action of Poles in… Read more »

Andrius Kubilius, the leader of the parliamentary opposition: I love Poland, but I do not love Tomaszewski

Almost two years ago, my former economic counsellor, Mykolas Majauskas, initiated in a youthful and romantic way a public internet campaign called “Kocham Polskę” (“I love Poland”). Surprisingly, it turned… Read more »

People speaking Polish in Lithuania in 1923 and 2011

Here we have another two maps. This time, they present people speaking Polish excluding people for whom Polish is a native language. The website mapijoziai.lt compared the places of residence… Read more »

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