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Kubilius is also defending the Konwicki street

After Government representative in Vilnius County, Vilda Vaičiūnienė announced that she will check if naming the street in the Pustołówka village (Zujuny borough,Vilnius Region) with the famous polish film director… Read more »

Families fighting for original surnames: The country does not have us in mind

‘We want to pass the information to all politicians and decision-makers – Act on original names spelling is needed right now’ – said Ewelina Baliko, EFHR lawyer, during the press… Read more »

A Seimas group for integration of minorities: Ažubalis, Kasčiūnas, Pavilionis, Razma

A temporary Michał Römer Seimas group has been created on Monday. A conservative Audronius Ažubalis has been chosen as its leader. The group has also been joined by other members of… Read more »

Poles marching in Vilnius on March 11th

  Several thousands of people, with Poles among them, took part in anti-nationalistic and apolitical march about Day of Restoration of Independence of Lithuania. Participants marched from Seimas to Cathedral Square…. Read more »

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 »

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