List/Grid Tag Archives: Discrimination

Radczenko: Positive discrimination of national minorities is essential

National Examination Center published results on lithuanian language and literature exam. The results are worse than in previous years in lithuanian as well as in national minority schools. At schools… Read more »

Paluckas: New Parliament probably will not accept The Bill about spelling of surnames.

“The act of removing the sign with Polish name of the Warszawska Street is at least an infraction of the administrative law, but we should assess that incident in a… Read more »

Department of National Minorities: the discussion about minority

“We strongly encourage to organising meetings and to cooperation of different autonomies and cities. The more events will be organised, the better we get to know each other, the less… Read more »

Poland’s annotation about Polish schools in Lithuania

Today the editorial board of L24 uncovered the annotation that has been addressed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Warsaw on… Read more »

USA Protect Our Rights: Rally by the Embassy of the United States

„USA protect our rights,” „Give the land back to its rightful owners” – under such slogans a mass meeting took place in front of the Embassy of the United States… Read more »

Report: Despite ensuring rights for sexual minorities Lithuania has been ranked in the 36th place out of 49 European countries

Despite ensuring rights for sexual minorities Lithuania has been ranked in the 36th place out of 49 European countries According to data presented by non-governmental organizations, rights of sexual minorities… Read more »

V. Benkunskas: We are fighting for good quality and better teaching conditions!

For a year already the issues concerning education of the Vilnius City have been held in Deputy Mayor Valdas Benkunskas’s hands. Coming from Šilutė, this ambitious, almost 32-year-old representative of… Read more »

Thousandth mass rally in defence of national minorities’ schools

 “We, parents of students attending national minorities’ schools, as well as parents of children attending kindergartens, are against the current Vilnius authorities’ nationalistic and discriminative policy towards the national minorities’… Read more »

Mass rally in defence of Polish schools will take place on Thursday

A mass rally in defence of national minorities’ education and against the nationalistic and discriminatory policy of the current Vilnius authorities will take place on Thursday, 17th March. The rally… Read more »

Polish MP’s parliamentary questions regarding Polish education in Lithuania

Artur Górski, a Member of Parliament of the Republic of Poland, has submitted parliamentary questions to Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski “concerning the Lithuanians’ consistent acts aimed at destroying… Read more »

Linguistic rights of Lithuanian Poles: European Parliament intervention

Last year the Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament wrote a letter to the Lithuanian authorities concerning the linguistic rights of Poles in Lithuania. The official document was filed because of a… Read more »

Land restitution: déjà vu of the Soviet times

The competences in the field of land restitution that were taken away from local governments in the mid-1990s are to be given back. Central authorities decide to take such measures… Read more »

European Parliament concerned about discrimination against Polish schools in Vilnius

At the end of last year (2015) the Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament issued another letter to the Lithuanian authorities regarding language matters of Poles in Lithuania. It… Read more »

Polish schools in Vilnius: reorganisation or disorganisation?

By definition, the aim of every reform is to improve the quality of many aspects of life. The approved educational reform and its slogans such as “reorganisation”, “accreditation” or “optimisation”… Read more »

The Polish school in Vilnius does not give in

We previously wrote that, two weeks ago, on 20th October, the Vilnius Regional Administrative Court adopted a ruling that is unfavourable towards the Polish Szymon Konarski Secondary School in Vilnius. The judiciary defeated… Read more »

Prosecutor’s office will tackle labels on T-shirts

Equality Service has submitted complain to the Vilnius local prosecutor’s office regarding the controversial label on the shirts, which were worn by some of the participants of the Family Reunion… Read more »

Strike against the disorganisation of work of the ethnic minority schools

Another protest against the actions of the capital’s authorities regarding the reorganisation of the ethnic minority schools took place on the 15th of September. Teachers of Polish and Russian schools… Read more »

Narkiewicz accuses the Prime Minister of Lithuania of lying

On the 4th of September (Friday) the vice-chairman of the Seimas, Jarosław Narkiewicz, issued a statement in which he accuses the Prime Minister of Lithuania, Algirdas Butkevičius of lying. Here… Read more »

Polish Education Congress supports Polish schools in Lithuania

Polish Education Congress gives its support in decisions made by teachers and parents regarding the discriminating policy of the authorities of the Republic of Lithuania aimed at the Polish schools… Read more »

Statement concerning Polish school in Vilnius Calvary

The Polish Schools in Lithuania Strike Committees, the Parents Forum of Polish Schools in Lithuania, and the School Defense Committees have issued an open letter concerning the Secondary School in… Read more »

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