List/Grid Tag Archives: Bills

Are Polish institutions saved? Schools have two years to acquire the status of junior high school

Schools which did not manage with the accreditation of secondary education program have yet 2 years to perform it. The Parliament has accepted the amendment to the article 41 of… Read more »

Deliberations in the Seimas on spelling surnames have been adjourned

The Seimas has adjourned deliberations on a bill allowing to spell surnames in their original form because an alternative bill, submitted by Conservative politics, has not been included in the… Read more »

Will the historic Vilnius Region be divided?

“They attack our folks!” — once more Polish minority raises the alarm. This time it is caused by a governmental motion to divide the Vilnius County (Vilniaus apskritis). Preliminary approval… Read more »

Liberals propose a referendum on the issue of dual citizenship

The Parliament begun a discussion on the proposal put forward by the Liberal Movement to hold a referendum on the issue of dual citizenship. It would be held in Autumn… Read more »

Gediminas Kirkilas: the surnames spelling legislation – in spring

Legislation on the surnames spelling in the original form will be adopted during the spring plenary session – ensures the vice chairman of the parliament Gediminas Kirkilas. The guest of… Read more »

AWPL failed to solve any of the priority issues

In a few weeks there will be local elections, in the following year – parliamentary elections, and it is widely known that election is a time for summary of the… Read more »

Rafael Muksinov elaborates on ethnic minorities, phobies and prejudices

‘I would like to make a kind of sensational declaration and to admit openly that I am an agent and member of the ‘fifth column’, announced a doctor of social… Read more »

The Lithuanian government approved the plan of discrimination prevention

During today’s session, the Lithuanian government approved the interinstitutional plan of discrimination prevention. The main objectives of this plan are: a decrease in the number of discrimination acts, a warranty… Read more »

Józef Rybak: The case of bilingual street names has been raised because of the approaching elections.

‘This topic is going to be raised perpetually’, says Józef Rybak, an administrative director of the Šalčininkai (in Polish: Soleczniki) region, about the problem of bilingual street names. The guest… Read more »

Ethnic and linguistic minorities under the protection of the European Parliament

Today, the Intergroup for Traditional Minorities, National Communities and Languages has been constituted for the 2014-2019 term.  A Hungarian eurodeputy, Kinga Gal, has been appointed to be the chairwoman of… Read more »

A new passport of a citizen of Lithuania – with a note about the citizen’s nationality

Over 1 900 Lithuanian citizens, including 79 people of Polish origin, have already applied for a note in their passports about nationality. Such a possibility was introduced just on the 1st… Read more »

Untouchable Lithuanian Language

Lithuania President’s advisor, Virginija Būdienė, does not agree with the proposal of the liberalization of rules regulating the usage of Lithuanian language. The discussions concerning protection of Lithuanian language flared… Read more »

Šarūnas Birutis: Law on national minorities depends on participation of AWPL in the government coalition

The Lithuanian Minister of Culture Šarūnas Birutis believes that the future of the Law on national minorities is connected with the discussion about the government coalition with or without the… Read more »

The Lithuanian ruling coalition on important issues to national minorities

As previously reported, next Monday, August 25, there will be a meeting of the Lithuanian political council of ruling coalition. Waldemar Tomaszewski, the chairman of the Electoral Action of Poles… Read more »

The autumn session of the Seimas to discuss draft bills important to national minorities, including Poles

On July 17, the spring session of the Lithuanian parliament, which had started on March 10, has ended. During 51 plenary sessions, the MPs adopted over 300 bills. Among issues… Read more »

„Lack of willingness, pretence of political decision-making”. Comments of political scientists

The present project of the Act on National Minorities is only a warm-up, the real battle will be fought for the draft made by the working group headed by Edward… Read more »

Kidney stews with apple pie

After over two-year attempts, in Seimas, discussions concerned with the new project of the Protection of National Minorities Act have begun. The opposition, whose destruction has failed this time, was… Read more »

The Act of defense or discrimination against minorities?

After the constant plotting and receipt from the agenda a draft law on national minorities at the Thursday meeting of the deputies of the Sejm approved the project, so that… Read more »

The Seimas is against bilingual plates

Today at the second reading the Seimas adopted a Law on National Minorities, having previously removed guidelines concerning bilingual plates. The Seimas accepted the amendment proposed by a Conservative Valentinas… Read more »

Kirkilas: Discussions on the Law on National Minorities last too long

“I hope that the Law on National Minorities will be adopted this time,” said Gediminas Kirkilas, the vice chairman of the Sejm. Today, once again, the law will be discussed… Read more »

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