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The national minorities’ schools in Lithuania announce a general strike

The communities of the national minorities in Lithuania proclaim a general strike. It is a sign of protest against the actions of authorities aimed at educational institutions teaching children in… Read more »

Demonstration in defence of the legendary Polish ‘Five’ in Vilnius

The community of Joachim Lelewel Vilnius High School does not approve of the decision of Vilnius local government by virtue of which this legendary Vilnius school is going to be… Read more »

There is money for national minorities’ culture development

The Department of national minorities under the Lithuanian Government announces a competition for financing the projects that concern developing the cultures of national minorities. The projects will concern: 1. spreading… Read more »

More junior high schools in the Šalčininkai District Municipality

In the forthcoming school year, the next 6 schools will join 7 junior high schools managed by the local government of Šalčininkai District Municipality: Ludwik Narbutt Junior High School in… Read more »

Another national minorities’ school won in court

The process of transforming schools in Lithuania is ongoing. At first, the assumption was that since 1st September high schools should be eliminated from the educational system: they ought to… Read more »

Referendum on dual citizenship. The Ministry gives the all clear.

On Wednesday, the Lithuanian parliament agreed with the Ministry of Justice’s proposal about accepting the offer given by the group of deputies in the matter of organising the referendum on… Read more »

Renovated schools in the Vilnius area await pupils

Till the pupils and teachers enjoy summer, there are renovations being made in more than ten schools and kindergartens in the Vilnius area. Every school is preparing, with its own… Read more »

Another victory of the minorities’ schools

After a long-lasting battle for education provided to national minorities in Lithuania, after strikes, mass meetings, Masses for schools subsistence, after court trials, the Lithuanian parliament accepted amendments to the… Read more »

Polish culture festival in the Širvintos District Municipality

In order to cultivate traditions and habits, Poles from the Širvintos District Municipality organized the festive of the homeland folklore for the 11th time– Polish culture festival of the Širvintos… Read more »

The Mayor of Szyrwinty region belayed the construction of a canteen for a Polish school

In the Szyrwinty region, not every student will be able to eat in a light and spacious school canteen. That is the decision of this small region’s council headed by… Read more »

Parents continue their fight in court to keep High School under the name of Joachim Lelewel in Vilnius

Despite the objections, pleas and mass meetings organised by Poles and Russians living in Vilnius, the Vilnius city council continues its strict actions which greatly limit the opportunities to educate… Read more »

The letter of the speaker of the Polish Parliament to fellow citizens in Vilnius Region

Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska, the speaker of the Polish Parliament sent a letter to Waldemar Tomaszewski, the leader of AWPL, in which she thanked for congratulations and wishes for entrusting her the… Read more »

The Marshal of the Sejm’s letter to the Countrymen in Lithuania

The Marshals of the Polish Sejm, Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska, sent the letter to the head of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania, in which she thanked for the congratulations and… Read more »

AWPL MPs request Brussels to draw attention to the rights of Poles in Lithuania

The problem of discrimination against Polish minority in Lithuania is being talked about more and more often on different levels, and in different environments. The President of the European Council… Read more »

There will be stairs with the poems of Czesław Miłosz on in Vilnius

The representatives of the Lithuanian intelligentsia has proposed sculpting the poems of Czesław Miłosz in Polish and Lithuanian on the Vilnius old town’s stairs named after him. As the ELTA… Read more »

The bulldozer of the conservatives and the liberals vs. minority schools

As we have mentioned, today there was a meeting of the local government in Vilnius, on which the draft projects, which are unfavourable for national minority schools (Polish and Russian;… Read more »

Parents of children belonging to national minorities write to president

As we have been already informing, on Monday, 13th July, outside the Presidential Palace in Vilnius. the communities of Polish and Russian schools functioning in Vilnius organised a picket protesting… Read more »

Institutional discrimination

Lithuanian Ministry of Justice is proposing explicitly discriminating way of changing the Lithuanian Constitution. As we informed many times, Lithuania once again raised the issue on the referendum concerning the… Read more »

Members of European Parliament appeal to the Prime Minister of Lithuania about schools for minorities

Over the last decade, several dozen Polish schools in Lithuania have been closed. Currently, because of the education reform, 17 national minorities’ schools in Lithuania, including 10 Polish schools, are… Read more »

Lelewel School have a big chance to become a gymnasium

During the meeting on Thursday, the Councillors of Vilnius region self-government decided about reorganisation of Joachim Lelewel high School in Vilnius. Although the Council of the Capital City accepted the… Read more »

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