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New administrative division of Lithuania is a threat to Vilnius Region

Interior ministry of Lithuania is working on ‘White paper’ – new administrative division. According to plans of the authorities, instead of 10 districts, there are going to be 4 regions,… Read more »

Portuguese Grand Prix for a young vocalist from Czarny Bór

When on the 26th of August in the small, Portuguese city called Siea, the results of III international festival Da Cancao Da SeRRa da Estrela were being announced, in which… Read more »

Meeting of polish ambassador with representatives of Polish Minority

Polish ambassador in Lithuania, Urszula Doroszewska, has began her term of the office with a meeting with representatives of Polish Minority. 29th of August was a chance for Poles living… Read more »

The battle for Vilnius Franciscan monastery

The decision of the Lithuanian Supreme Court on the return of the monastery buildings of the Franciscan monastery in Vilnius, near the Blessed Virgin Mary church in the Sands, was… Read more »

Gate of Dawn on Polish passports?

On the occasion of the coming anniversary of Poland’s independence, the Ministry of Interior and Administration of the Republic of Poland invited Poles to jointly design a new passport. Experts… Read more »

90 years passed since the coronation of the painting of Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn

The renovation of the Chapel of the Gate of Dawn and St Teresa church, which belong to the most valuable heritage sites in Lithuania, will start next year. The Department… Read more »

Shockingly low results from national language matura exam

“That was shock. National Centre of Examination (NCE) in the same day, 3rd July showed the results from mathematics and Lithuanian language. It went out that I got maximum grade… Read more »

Polish specialists will also take part in the rescuing of Gediminas’ Mountain

“Polish specialists propose and promise to conduct research on Gediminas’ Mountain using four different methods. The geophysical research has not been carried out in Lithuania in such a comprehensive way… Read more »

Celebrating Midsummer Night in Lithuania

The shortest night of the year was traditionally an occasion for fun. There were concerts and fun events in nearly every town. The celebrations were taking place within short intervals… Read more »

Headless Angel in the Bernardine cemetery, part 2.

As it has been mentioned some time ago, the sculpture of an angel in the Bernardine cemetery in Vilnius has been damaged. On 1st of July Miss Jadwiga Pietkiewicz, who… Read more »

The persecution of the Catholic Church in Lithuania

The Church is celebrating the beatification of Archbishop Teofilius Matulionis – a priest and a communist-era martyr. He is the first blessed of this period from Lithuania. The persecution of… Read more »

No retransmissions of the programmes from the Polish TV this year

On the 15th of June, the meeting of the Group for 3 May was held in the Lithuanian Parliament. It concerned the possibility of watching Polish television in Lithuania. The… Read more »

“Vilnius Region” concerts and relax

After a few good performances which took place in the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy in Vilnius in the festival “You, God, we glorify” and in the performance in the… Read more »

On Bernardine Cemetery angel without a head: vandals or nature misbehaviour?

On Bernardine cemetery in Vilnius the angel who was standing on high pedestal was hurt again. The sculpture is near main gate of cemetery. “Kurier Wileński” was informed about the… Read more »

Paweł Sobik: Nowhere in Europe did Poles achieve such success

‘Success of political party referring to polish demands has not taken place in any other place in Europe’ – highlighted Dr Paweł Sobik, author of „Akcja Wyborcza Polaków na Litwie… Read more »

Poets’ paths attracted poets to Vilnius for the 24th time

Originator and organizer of International Poetic Festival taking place each year in Vilnius, Romuald Mieczkowski, said in his invitation ‘let all the literary paths lead you to Vilia’. There were… Read more »

First passport page with original surname spelling

The State Commission of the Lithuanian Language once again looked into the matter of non Lithuanian names and surnames. -We predict the possibility of allowing an original transcription of names… Read more »

The first monument of the Piłsudski brothers was built in Zalavas in Lithuania

On the 25th of April, in the evening, in the village Zalavas located in Švenčionys district municipality, the monument dedicated to the Piłsudski brothers Józef and Bronisław will be unveiled…. Read more »

Half of Lithuanian Parliament Members do not fear ‘q’, ‘w’ and ‘x’

Half of deputies of the Seimas support the bill, which allows to write names and surnames with latin letters that do not exist in the lithuanian alphabet. -This suggestion does… Read more »

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 »

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