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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 »

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 »

Monika Navickienė: we are obliged to Poles for their votes

On Tuesday, 17 January the editorial office of Kurier Wileński was visited by Monika Navickienė, member of the Seimas. In last year’s election she entered the Seimas in the single-seat… Read more »

Mysterious transformation – pay heed to nationality in your passport!

One of our readers from Vilnius (who wished to remain anonymous) wanted to replace his passport. He was very surprised to hear that he had been recorded in a database… Read more »

Józef Rybak is the Pole of the Year 2016

On 4 January results of the Readers’ contest “The Pole of the Year 2016” held by Kurier Wileński were presented. The person who received the highest number of votes from… Read more »

Will the Vilnius region have Polish television?

Andrius Kubilius, former prime minister and also former leader of conservatives, proposed funding of re-transmission of one of the most popular Polish television in Vilnius region from the country’s budget…. Read more »

Is Vilnius Region going to have access to Polish television?

Andrius Kubilius, former prime minister and former leader of the Conservatives, proposed the financing of the retransmission of one of the popular Polish channels in Vilnius region from the the… Read more »

No conflict between Poland and Lithuania

Lithuanian diplomats were concerned about the amendments proposed to one of the laws prepared in the Polish parliament. The amendments assumed that Lithuanian nationalism should be put on a par… Read more »

„Reitingai” magazine- Polish schools among the best ones in Lithuania

Lithuanian magazine called “Reitingai” again made a juxtaposition of best schools in Lithuania. In the ranking there are junior high schools assessed considering the best matura exam results that were… Read more »

Linkevičius: we have a new government and the issue of national minorities can be considered again

After the parliamentary elections in Lithuania, Vilnius and Warsaw can again consider the bilateral relations, says the Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius. The head of the Polish Ministry… Read more »

Linkevičius: we have a new government and we can take a fresh look on minority issues

After the parliamentary elections in Lithuania, Vilnius and Warsaw can take another look at the bilateral relations, according to Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius. However, the head of… Read more »

Lithuanian syllabuses were unified but still there are no course books available.

The controversial school reform- adopted in 2011- comes into force with some struggles. According to its assumptions students of Polish schools starting from 2013 will be taking an unified exam… Read more »

Another monument of Rasos saved from defacement

One more monument of the Vilnius necropolis has been saved from defacement. The grave of Edward Lewald-Jezierski, falling apart on the top of a steep scarp, has been saved thanks… Read more »

Will Kubilius bring Polish television back to Vilnius?

Andrius Kubilius, a former Prime Minister and an ex-leader of the conservatives proposes that retransmission of one of popular Polish TV stations in Vilnius was financed from the state budget… Read more »

Street name plates in Polish only on private properties or as a tourist information

The first and the only street name plate with the name of Warszawska Street in Polish disappeared unexpectedly from the vicinity of Rasos Cemetery in Vilnius. Only two months ago,… Read more »

Lithuanian methodologist Danutė Skiauterienė: exam grades are subjective

Conversation with Lithuanian methodologist Danutė Skiauterienė from a school in Eišiškės, Šalčininkai District Municipality, about problems with Lithuanian language exam, teaching syllabus of the subject, missing textbooks and poor work… Read more »

Renovation of Rossa: crisis situations are the priority

One year ago, Vilnius local authorities announced that works on the rearrangement of Rossa will have been finished by the end of 2018. 3 milion euro was distributed for this… Read more »

The Poles in Kriaučiūnai commemorated the heroes of the Vilnius region

The Polish fight for Vilnius against the German occupier ended in Kriaučiūnai. Priest Józef Aszkiełowicz said at the beginning of the religious service: “We are praying for those who fought… Read more »

Konstanty Parczewski Secondary School Is Going to Have a New School Bus

The community of the Konstanty Parczewski Secondary School will soon be able to enjoy a new school bus, thanks to which the problem of bringing children to school will be… Read more »

Polish-Lithuanian Commemoration of 185th Anniversary of Fights for Vilnius

The ceremony commemorating the fight of Poles and Lithuanians in 1831 against the Russian annexationist was held on 20th June by the November Insurgents’ Monument at the Paneriai Hill. Just… Read more »

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