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To Šalčininkai for a carnival!

These are the last days of the annual carnival. For this reason, on the 7th February, on the last Sunday preceding Ash Wednesday, the annual carnival was held in the… Read more »

The Session of the Polish Fraction of Lithuanian Freedom Union

On Monday, January 19th, the session of the Polish Fraction of Lithuanian Freedom Union took place. The issues concerning Polish education in Lithuania were referred to in the meeting. Not… Read more »

European Parliament concerned about discrimination against Polish schools in Vilnius

At the end of last year (2015) the Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament issued another letter to the Lithuanian authorities regarding language matters of Poles in Lithuania. It… Read more »

Fr. Józef Aszkiełowicz – “Pole of the Year 2015”

On 7th January results of the “Kurier Wileński” [trans. The Courier of Vilnius] Readers plebiscite, “Pole of the Year 2015,” were counted up. It is already the 18th edition of… Read more »

Problem of Spelling non-Lithuanian Names in their Original Form. Solution in the Spring?

Prime Minister of Lithuania,  the president of the Social Democratic Party of Lituania assures that the problem of non-Lithuanian names, including Polish names, will be solved this spring. He does… Read more »

Educational trade unions are still threatening with strike

In connection with the January strike declared by the trade unions, yesterday, on 28 December, vice-chancellor of the Government, former Minister of Education Rimantas Vaitkus met with the trade unions… Read more »

Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland met with Polish community representatives

Yesterday (14 December) the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, met with representatives of the Polish community as a part of his one-day-long visit  to Vilnius…. Read more »

The Lelewel school community keeps fighting in courts

In November 2015 the District Administrative Court in Vilnius decided not to help Joachim Lelewel Secondary School, also known as the famous “school number five”.  On 30th November, the school community… Read more »

Polish Theatre in Vilnius celebrated its golden jubilee

 Last weekend, the Polish Theatre in Vilnius, which is celebrating a glorious jubilee of its existence, got back to where it all started. On the stage of the former Theatre… Read more »

The Polish Theatre in Vilnius celebrates its golden jubilee.

The Polish Theatre in Vilnius, which celebrates its splendid jubilee, has gone back to its roots. The play “Ladies and Husars” directed by Inka Dowlasz was performed on the former… Read more »

Two new electoral districts to be created in Vilnius

Election to the Seimas is going to take place in autumn 2016. During its session, the Central Electoral Commission presented its project of change of single-member constituencies’ boundaries for the… Read more »

The international conference about linguistic rights of national minorities

World-renowned experts talked about international and European standards of protection of linguistic rights of national minorities during the international scientific conference. The conference “Integration and Exclusion: Linguistic rights of national… Read more »

Polish schools in Vilnius: reorganisation or disorganisation?

By definition, the aim of every reform is to improve the quality of many aspects of life. The approved educational reform and its slogans such as “reorganisation”, “accreditation” or “optimisation”… Read more »

Fundraising for Rossa in Poland and Lithuania

The 16th action „Poznanians for Rossa” finished successfully. Over 32 thousand zloty was gathered as a result of a Wielkopolans’ social collection of money for the aim of a historic… Read more »

Best Polish schools and teachers of the Vilnius region awarded

The competition for the best school and the best teacher was summed up with a gala on the 23rd October in the Polish Culture House in Vilnius. The best Polish… Read more »

The biggest Polish protest in Vilnius

A demonstration to protect the education of national minorities and against the liberalization of the Labour Code took place on Friday 16 October outside the government’s headquarters in Vilnius. The… Read more »

Polish Lithuania (II)

Extremely close connection of Polish and Lithuanian culture, about which we have written before, does not only come from the close proximity of the two nations which had been a… Read more »

Poland – Lithuania (1)

Political relations between Poland and Lithuania– which are today the worst in decades – show how politicians can easily and quickly ruin what Poles and Lithuanians have been laboriously building… Read more »

Non-Lithuanian „w” still banned

The situation of writing non-Lithuanian surnames in Lithuania resembles a scene from a Polish movie „Sami Swoi”, when on the way to court a mother put a granade into her… Read more »

The fourth edition of the Polish Business Awards

The Trade and Investment Promotion Sections of Polish Embassy in Vilnius for the fourth time organises the Polish Business Awards. As it was in previous editions, in this one an… Read more »

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