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Grybauskaitė: I would like to see a greater presence of Poles in life of Lithuania

‘I am glad that citizens perceive safety challenges the same way as authorities and that there are different nationality soldiers voluntarily serving in the army – Poles, Ukrainians and Russians…. Read more »

Kubilius: Reducing election threshold for minorities is the opportunity to create something alternative for EAPL-CFA

The parliamentary group of 3 May, which deals with national minorities’ matters, has proposed to reduce the election threshold for parties that represent national minorities in Lithuania. According to Andrius… Read more »

Local government will strive to make the court reopen the case of the Lelewel school

The local government made a request to the Supreme Administrative Court for reopening the case of the Lelewel school. Parents of students attending the Engineering Lelewel School appealed the decision… Read more »

Court’s decision: Both original and Lithuanian versions of “Wardyn” in identity cards

Surnames “Wardyn” and “Pauwels” shall be put both in Lithuanian and original form in identity cards – ruled the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania. “However, it is still unclear how… Read more »

Skvernelis backs the original spelling of surnames: Three letters will not destroy our language

Adressing the issue of original spelling of non-Lithuanian surnames in the Seimas needs a political will – stated the Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis. “Today we intend to raise this issue… Read more »

The Polish Discussion Club on reset with Poland: What unites us for the most part is Putin

What causes problems as regards relations with Poland, how to solve them, what Lithuania and Poland have in common today and what is the role of Polish national minorities in… Read more »

Baliko: National minorities do not strive for original spelling of names

“We decided to refer cases regarding original names spelling to the European Court of Human Rights because decisions of the Supreme Administrative Court are not satisfactory for Lithuania. It is… Read more »

Representatives of the Lelewel School require the local government to comply with the court’s ruling

Representatives of the community of the Joachim Lelewel School issued a statement, appealing to local authorities to comply with the court’s ruling. In response to the stance of Valdas Benkunskas,… Read more »

Romaszewska on Polish televisions in Lithuania: Lithuanian authorities have no choice

“Generally, this is a step in the right direction. It is a shame that it was taken so late. The situation is really difficult right now” – said Agnieszka Romaszewska,… Read more »

Final decision on poet’s great-great-granddaughter: Mickiewicz or Mickevič?

On 28 February the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania delivered a final judgement on so-called Mickiewicz case concerning the spelling of the surname of Alexia Mickiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz’s great-great-granddaughter, the… Read more »

Benkunskas on the Lelewel School: There can be no question of the return to Antakalnis

Valdas Benkunskas, the Vice Mayor of Vilnius, claims that the ruling of the Supreme Administrative Court to cancel the local government decision to move the Joachim Lelewel School from Antakalnis… Read more »

Polish Discussion Club: Is it possible to make a reset in relations with Poland?

The new Lithuanian government declared that it intends to make a reset in Polish-Lithuanian relations. Is this going to be a major breakthrough in relations between Vilnius and Warsaw? –… Read more »

The Senamiesčio School will not be united with the school in Liepkalnis

For now the Russian-language school Senamiesčio will not be united with the Polish-Russian Primary School in Liepkalnis. The decision is to be taken during the next session of the Vilnius… Read more »

Skvernelis: The government is determined to address the issue of Poles

“Our government is determined to address the issues that have not been resolved yet. Of course, it should be done with respect for our Constitution and law” – said the… Read more »

Benkunskas on the court’s decision on the Lelewel School: We are waiting for opinions of lawyers

On Monday (20 February) the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania overruled the Vilnius City Council’s decision of July 2015 to move the Joachim Lelewel High School from Antakalnis to the… Read more »

The Lelewel school community won the court case against the local government

The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania took the side of parents of students attending the Engineering Lelewel School. They previously appealed against the decision of the Local Government Council of… Read more »

Fotyga: I think it is unlikely that Poles will be ever regarded as pro-Russian

“When I was the Foreign Minister, Polish-Lithuanian cooperation was really close, very close. I had a feeling that issues of Poles in Lithuania moved in a positive direction, even though… Read more »

Anna Fotyga: Before coming to Lithuania I had to overcome regret

On Friday in the Seimas of the Lithuania the conference “Security of Central and Eastern Europe in the face of hybrid dangers” was held. The main speaker at the conference… Read more »

Pranckietis met with national minorities: He did not promise anything

Viktoras Pranckietis, the Speaker of the Seimas met today (10 February) with representatives of the National Communities Council of Lithuania. The meeting was also attended by representatives of Polish minorities…. Read more »

Ažubalis: The situation of national minorities in Lithuania is excellent

“When I read, see or hear that at a meeting senior officials talk about moving a school 2.5 kilometres away instead of discussing geopolitical risks and bilateral trade, which is… Read more »

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