List/Grid Tag Archives: Discrimination

The Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women tackled the subject of women’s rights in Lithuania

Lithuania should take into account women’s needs while implementing women’s rights policy–that is the conclusion of the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women’s consideration of… 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 »

Narkevič: Today is the Black Ribbon Day for national minorities

“Today’s vote showed the real face of politicians and their attitude toward national minorities” – in this way Jaroslav Narkevič, the vice chairman of the Seimas, comments the deletion of… Read more »

The Seimas has passed two drafts of the laws on name spelling in the first reading

The Lithuanian Seimas passed a draft of Law on name spelling on Tuesday, which allows for the original spelling of names based on the Latin alphabet in identity documents. An… Read more »

Butkevičius: No bilingual plates.

The PM Algirdas Butkevičius informed that there will be no bilingual plates in the regions densely populated by national minorities. The PM, after the meeting with the conservative faction, stated… Read more »

The European Commission recquires explanations regarding the Lithuanian language. Cytacka’s husband has sued Lithuania in Brussels

Husband of the vice-minister of energy Renata Cytacka and Polish citizen-Mariusz  Cezary Cytacki, currently employed by the Vilnius Region Local Government, has issued a complaint to the European Commission for… Read more »

Lithuanian members of the Seimas demand explanations from Borusewicz

A group of Lithuanian Seimas members requested the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė, the Speaker of the Seimas Loreta Graužinienė and the Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius to address an enquiry… Read more »

Deliberations on the Law on National Minorities once again adjourned. Critics on the offensive

The Seimas started to examine the Law on National Minorities, however because of the end of time allocated to this law the chairman of the meeting  Algirdas Sysas proposed to… Read more »

Józef Rybak: I will not struggle against the mother-tounge

As he was appointed for the new position, Józef Rybak, the new director of administration of Šalčininkai region’s self-government, has received so called inheritance in the form of the fine… Read more »

Lithuanian political scientists: it is a bad time to adopt laws on national minorities

National minorities organize pickets again – the first protest in a long time took place on Wednesday outside the German Embassy. Meanwhile, adopting laws on national minorities and on spelling… Read more »

Jarosław Narkiewicz: „Lithuanian language protection” is to cover the negative effects of the introduction of the euro in 2015, indeed?

The statement of Jarosław Narkiewicz, the vice chairman of the parliament, was delivered in the behalf of the AWPL fraction during parliament plenary session at 19thjune 2014. Dear Members of… Read more »

Poles appeal to Germans to protect rights of national minorities

Yesterday, on June 25th several hundred Lithuanian Poles and representatives of other national minorities picketed outside the German Embassy in Vilnius. They appealed to the German authorities and the Chancellor… Read more »

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