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Recruitment for studies has finished

On the 1st of September, nearly 23.5 thousand first-year students will start their studies at universities of Lithuania. 14 832 of them are this year’s graduates from high schools and… Read more »

Slowacki’s „Hymn” on the Vilnius streets

It has been 25 years since on 27th of August, 1991, in Brussels, the declaration regarding resuming diplomatic relations with the Baltic countries – Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia- was signed. The… Read more »

Muslims want a mosque in Vilnius

A dispute between the Lithuanian community of Muslims and the Vilnius government regarding the construction of a mosque in Vilnius has been going on for years already. The community is… Read more »

Wisdom not always comes with age…

… but sometimes age comes alone. This accurate quote seems to match the recent comments of Prof. Vytautas Landsbergis on the situation of Lithuanian Poles. On the occasion of the… Read more »

The less Poles are allowed, the more they are expected to do

The end of the world did not happen. And I do not mean the apocalypse foretold by the Mayans. The Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania [Polish: Akcja Wyborcza Polaków… Read more »

In defence of fundamental rights

In March 2011 I submitted a petition concerning the language rights of Poles living in Lithuania to the European Parliament. The document addresses the problematic issue that Lithuania does not… Read more »

The first significant success

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012, after the first reading, the Seimas accepted the project of the governmental policy which included the fundamental proposals of the Electoral Action of Poles in… Read more »

Political chauvinism echoes through primitive provocations

On November 24, 2012, at the Rasos cemetery vandals conducted another anti-Polish nationalistic attack and vandalized the Mausoleum of the Mother and the Heart of her Son. About 11.30. am…. Read more »

State decorations for people cultivating Polish identity

The day before the celebration of Polish Independence Day twelve Poles from Vilnius Region received prestigious decorations of the Republic of Poland for the contribution to the development of Polish… Read more »

Tribute to the creator of independent Poland

On November 11 at noon the delegation of Polish embassy led by Janusz Skolimowski, an ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Lithuania, as well as representatives of Polish social… Read more »

Shameful elections

Despite dark clouds on the horizon, Zenonas Vaigauskas, a chairman of the Central Electoral Commission [Polish: Główna Komisja Wyborcza, GKW], seems to be in a good humour. The day before… Read more »

The Promotion of Native Language

Film and musical soirées, language games, meetings with poets, poetry recitation competitions, trips – they are a few attractions provided by “The Week of Polish Language” [Polish: Tydzień Języka Polskiego]… Read more »

One Europe – Two versions of history

After the reading of an interview with Saulius Sužiedelis, an American professor of Lithuanian descent and member of the International Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi… Read more »

Renovation of the historic building, in other words: vandalism for the EU money

Blurred history The editorial office of the “Vilnius Weekly” has been informed about the outrageous fact that took place during the renovation of the historic building at Goštauto Street number… Read more »

“We won’t let our speech be buried”

Nearly 5,000 students and parents protested on Friday, September 2nd, in front of the Presidential Palace in Vilnius against the discriminatory provisions in the Education Act. So many thousands of… Read more »

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