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Department of National Minorities has apportioned money for 2016

The Department of National Minorities has announced the results of the contest of applications for subsidisation of national minorities’ organisations in Lithuania in 2016. A total sum of €156,000 was… Read more »

Discussion about Polish schools in the Department of National Minorities

Department of National Minorities to the Government of the Republic of Lithuania invited representatives of the Polish community to talk about Polish education. In front of the Department, on Raugyklos… Read more »

The AWPL summarised the year 2015

“An eight-percent support on a national scale that the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania [AWPL – Polish: Akcja Wyborcza Polaków na Litwie; translator’s note] gained in the municipal election… Read more »

Saint John Bosco Secondary School in Egliškių – from a primary school to “gimnazjum”

The Saint John Bosco Secondary School in Egliškių (Vilnius region) proves that at the time when other schools are being closed because of the shortage of children attending them, it… Read more »

Jan Dziedziczak: Education is the Number One Topic

“The situation of Polish education in Lithuania is the most important topic for us” Jan Dzedziczak, the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who, among other things,… Read more »

The fifth anniversary of the Polish University of the Third Age in Šalčininkai

Active seniors, affiliated to the Polish University of the Third Age in Šalčininkai (PUTA), can be met everywhere: during national and anniversary ceremonies, local events in the Šalčininkai region, concerts… Read more »

Ewelina Saszenko on Christmas

Ewelina Saszenko spent Christmas in her hometown – Rudziszki, among her family: ”I never play concerts on 23, 24 and 25 December, these days are devoted to my family –… Read more »

Orphanage in Pabradė is to be closed

On December the 30th, the official closing ceremony of Orphanage in Pabradė is going to take place. The building is being destroyed within the framework of the governmental programme of… Read more »

Artur Górski: “Supporting Poles in the Eastern Borderlands is our moral obligation”

Supporting Poles living in the former Eastern Borderlands of the Republic of Poland was part of the Law and Justice (PiS) party’s election program and – as the post-election reality… Read more »

500zl for Polish students in Lithuania.

Jan Dziedziczak, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced the information about Christmas present for kids in Polish schools in Lithuania. From 1 September 2016 every 1st and 12th grade student… Read more »

A Polish man elected vice-chairman of the National Communities Council of Lithuania

Władysław Wojnicz, vice-principal of the Polish Cultural Center in Vilnius, has been elected new vice-chairman of the National Communities Council operating by the Department of National Minorities in Lithuania. Gunta… Read more »

Polish schools among the best in the “Reitingai” school ranking

There are now 40 secondary schools with Polish as a language of instruction in Lithuania. Twenty-nine of them have been listed among the best schools there in the most recent… Read more »

Lithuania is to close national minorities’ schools?

“National minorities’ schools are ‘educational ghettos,’ and so they should not exist at all,” Gediminas Grina, the former chef of the Lithuania’s State Security Department, claims and publicly voices such… Read more »

Teachers went on strike in 400 schools and kindergartens

On Tuesday, in around 400 educational establishments (both schools and kindergartens), the two first lessons did not take place as teachers and form masters went on strike. The teachers are… Read more »

Appeal to Polish authorities: “We are determined to fight for fair treatment of Polish students!”

“We are determined to fight for the good of our children. Please, take immediate action in the defence of the Polish schools and Poles in Lithuania,” representatives of the Polish… Read more »

A general teachers’ strike is to take place

On Tuesday December 8th a general teachers’ strike is set to take place. More than 350 schools and around 10 thousand teachers are going to take part in the strike…. Read more »

Tomas Venclova received a Jerzy Giedroyc Prize.

Tomas Venclova, poet, essayist, translator, and the Great Lithuanian Duchy Institute from Kaunas have both won a Jerzy Giedroyc Prize, which have been awarded for the 15th time. The Editors… Read more »

News from Liaudė: unique historical materials found in the Polish Library in Vandžiogala

The readers from Poland and Lithuania keep sending various historical materials to the Polish library in Vandžiogala. The documents concern the town, the parish church and even the area of… Read more »

Michał Dworczyk: Issues concerning Poles abroad are a very important matter for the government and parliament

Michał Dworczyk, PiS Member of Parliament, has been elected as a new chairman of the Contacts with Poles Abroad Committee. “All Poles living abroad should be the main interest of… Read more »

Another negative decision of the court for a Polish minority school

The Vilnius Regional Administrative Court has rejected a complaint of the parents of children attending J. Lelewel High School in Vilnius. The parents do not agree for the school to… Read more »

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