List/Grid Tag Archives: Discrimination

Polish schools in Lithuania afraid of another blow

High school finals are around the corner. These year will be the next when Polish students in Lithuania will take unified exam from Lithuanian language. Unified means the same for… Read more »

‘Polish-Lithuanian stalemate’ that is deja-vu or Polish-Polish discussion

Can Polish and Lithuanian people reach a consensus when it comes to historical issues dividing them? The answer for this eternal question was sought by Polish publicists in a debate… Read more »

‘Polish people are not prone to isolation, but they are also not assimilating’. Meeting in Polish Discussion Club.

Vilnius University conducted a study entitled ‘Psychological implications of tough traumas and social transformations and their overcoming’. A part of the study was dedicated to national minorities – experiences of… Read more »

“Polish, get out of Lithuania” – the incident in Solneczniki

Anti-Polish inscriptions occurred in Solneczniki. Police started investigation while the local people bought colour in order to paint the inscriptions out. “Locals reacted very maturely on this provocation” – said… Read more »

A Polish word on Lithuanian cementaries

Lithuanian nationalists, during one of their rallies against local Polish, were said to have threaten them that if they wanted to have Polish inscriptions in the public, they would get… Read more »

Original spelling of the surnames, but not for the Lithuanian Poles?

The State Commission of the Lithuanian Language proposes the legalization of the original spelling of the non-Lithuanian surnames of the citizens of Lithuania providing they have legitimate source id-document. Jarosław… Read more »

M. C. Cytacki has lost with ‘the Pole-man’

Mariusz Cezary Cytacki was offended by the video ‘the Pole-man’ (“zmogus Lenkas”) and turned to the capital prosecutors asking for the investigation on “public ridicule of people of Polish origin,… Read more »

Lithuania placed 31th in the ranking of media freedom

In the latest World Press Freedom Index, Lithuania has got 31th place among 180 countries from all continents. The ranking concerning media freedom has been presented by the worldwide known organization… 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 »

Waldemar Tomaszewski: We should become a power to be reckoned with

“My running in the election for the position of Vilnius Mayor is necessary for the realization of the idea of a broad alliance between ethnic minorities. People identify me with this movement,… Read more »

AWPL: nationalists will not intimidate minorities

In response to the attack of vandals who painted red star and anti-Russian slogans on a house of  daughter of a member of Seimas from Rusų Aljansas ,Irina Rozowa, AWPL… 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 »

The Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania has objections to the actions of the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Lithuania

The recommendations of OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) concerning voting rights of minorities are not executed in Lithuania. The Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Lithuania… Read more »

Rita Tamašunienė: Minority groups are not treated leniently in Lithuania

The members of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania stated that the recommendations of OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) concerning the possibility of using information not… Read more »

Poland towards Lithuania. Let the Big Brother calm down.

Poles in Lithuania vote either on “their own”, or “against” Lithuanians. An interview with publicist Aleksander Radczenko by Ewa Wołkanowska-Kołodziej. These are the lyrics of the unofficial anthem of the… Read more »

It does not matter ”whether” to remove Polish plates but ”how” to do it

Although the court recquires to remove the plates with Polish street names, it is unable to explain how the administrators of the Vilnius Region’s local government can actually do it… Read more »

Valdas Adamkus: I want to ask the Polish minority: ‘What else do you need?’

‘Polish minority in Lithuania does not appreciate conditions created for them and do not want to adapt to the Lithuanian law’- said former President of Lithuania- Valdas Adamkus. ‘This is… Read more »

Director of Administration of Šalčininkai threaten with an another penalty

Józef Rybak is the Director of Administration of Local Government of Šalčininkai district only since June 2014. Like his predecessor, Boleslaw Daszkiewicz, is being chased by bailiffs for failing to… Read more »

No lack of “hundreds” in the region of Vilnius

School diploma have already been handed out to the students of the last year of high school. Proms  already were finished. Now, graduates, looking at collected points during the examination… Read more »

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