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Montvydaitė’s Second Term as Director of the Department of National Minorities

Ms. Vida Montvydaitė will head the Department of National Minorities to the Government of the Republic of Lithuania over the next four years.  The government is scheduled to confirm her… Read more »

Schools of national minorities. Better Lithuanian examination scores

Even though this year the Lithuanian language test results for 10th– grade pupils are higher than last year, in case of both Lithuanian and national minorities’ schools, in the latter case,… Read more »

Lewandowska: No Polishness Without a Decision

Polish education in Lithuania has survived even the Stalinist era. During that time, Poles fought for the existence of Polish schools heedless of the great danger of exposing their point… Read more »

East or West, home is best: Elżbieta Kuzborska-Pacha

“As experts, we assumed that language is not everything in education, however, without language everything in education becomes nothing. Education in the language of a national minority is a guarantee… Read more »

Lewandowska: President-Elect and Trust of Polish Minority

The results of the presidential election runoff have clearly demonstrated that Poles and Lithuanians can be very much alike as far as their political decisions are concerned. This time, the… Read more »

PDC About Polish Language in Lithuanian Schools: Possible, but Not So Necessary?

Participants of the discussion entitled “Polish language in Lithuanian schools – mission possible?” organized by the Polish Discussion Club (PDC) emphasized that in order to increase interest in teaching Polish… Read more »

Political Parties Ranked: EAPL–CFA Failed to Reach Threshold

According to public opinion polls carried out by Spinter tyrimai at the request of the portal delfi.lt, the Conservatives remain at the top of the electoral ranking, with Electoral Action… Read more »

Venclova: Polish demands must be implemented sooner than later

The Parliamentary Group of the 3rd of May, which has been working for the Polish-Lithuanian agreement for several years, did not limit the celebration of the 3rd of May Constitution… Read more »

Auštrevičius: The Treaty has not been fully implemented

“The signing of the treaty, that took place 25 years ago, has turned a brand new page in our cooperation with Poland,” said Lithuanian liberal politician, member of the European… Read more »

AWPL-ZChR received 171,000 euro state subsidies

Today (April 4), the Main Electoral Commission distributed the first state subsidies this year. Three parties more than last year received funds. In total,  2.7 million euro were awarded. Following… Read more »

Local government elections in Vilnius: Polish candidates from outside EAPL-CFA

Lithuanian parties this year do not ignore the electorate of national minorities in Vilnius, as evidenced by Polish candidates also outside EAPL-CFA. In this year’s local government elections, 23 entities… Read more »

Bielinis: Grybauskaitė did not contribute to solving the problems of the Polish minority

The presenting of the Order of the White Eagle to President Grybauskaite is a symbolic gesture for further improvement of relations between Poland and Lithuania – believes Lauras Bielinis, political… Read more »

Łapczyński: We return to the Lithuanian discourse the characters who unite our nations.

The spring is a very intensive period. We are preparing several important projects” – says Marcin Łapczyński, Director of the Polish Institute in Vilnius. The guest of the Political Salon… Read more »

The Department of National Minorities will grant over 40 thousand Euro to the Polish minority.

In 2019, the Department of National Minorities at the government of the Republic of Lithuania will allocate EUR 271 thousand for projects related to the development of the culture of… Read more »

Antoni Radchenko: Is Grybauskaitė worth an order?

I do not know how Dalia Grybauskaitė will be evaluated by historians in a few decades’ time. However, I am convinced that they will use the term “Grybauskaitė era”. The… Read more »

Pranckietis: In spring the Seimas will consider laws important for national minorities

The plans for the spring parliamentary session include drafts of laws important for national minorities, including the law on the spelling of surnames, which is also important for Lithuanians married… Read more »

Poles on separate lists – complete fiasco or general rehearsal?

“Well, people discouraged Radchenko and brothers Klonowski out of politics. What a disaster”. “They jumped all over the places, made noises, advertised themselves, and the voters smashed them so much… Read more »

TVP and the Home Affairs Ministry of the Republic of Poland signed an agreement regarding the TVP Vilnius

Jacek Kurski TVP S.A. Board chairman and Szymon Sękowski vel Sęk deputy head of Home Affairs Ministry signed an agreement on Thursday in Warsaw regarding cooperation in the creation and… Read more »

The streets in Nowa Wilejka already bear the names of insurgents

Nameless so far streets of Nowa Wilejka have been named after the January insurgents. Previously, a lot of controversy has led to the Lithuanian versions of some surnames. For example,… Read more »

The pre-war Polish mission in Kaunas will be commemorated

In 2018, Poland and Lithuania celebrated the 100th anniversary of regaining independence, but also the 80th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations. For various reasons, both our countries decided to establish… Read more »

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