List/Grid Tag Archives: Law

A representative of the government has sued a Capital Council

The representative of Vilnius region Vilda Vaičiūnienė filed a suit against the capital council. The clerkess is going to prove, that decorative, bilingual street plaques which have recently been hung… Read more »

Compulsory Education of 6-Year-Olds from 1st September

Thirty thousand two hundred and fifty six-year-olds will go to school on 1st September 2016 – in Lithuania compulsory prschool education is being implemented. Pursuant to the amendments adopted in… Read more »

Names Spelling Issue Will Be Passed to the Next Seimas

Contrary to the announcements of the Social Democrats co-ruling in Lithuania that they were ready to pass the bill on the foreign first and last names spelling during the spring… Read more »

Polish Senate Wants to Establish the Polish Diaspora Consultative Council

On Thursday (7th July) Polish senators adopted a resolution put forward by members of the Presidium of the Senate, the aim of which is to establish the Polish Diaspora Consultative… Read more »

Konstanty Parczewski Secondary School Is Going to Have a New School Bus

The community of the Konstanty Parczewski Secondary School will soon be able to enjoy a new school bus, thanks to which the problem of bringing children to school will be… Read more »

Original Spelling of Names Already in Autumn? Little Chance

Perhaps in autumn, during the last session of the current term of office, the Seimas will consider the bills concerning the original spelling of first and last names. The chances,… 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 »

Grand celebration of Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad Day in Vilnius

After a three-year break, the Association of Poles in Lithuania once again organised a celebratory march along Vilnian streets on the occasion of the Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad Day,… Read more »

Objective of reaching an agreement with Poland is in Lithuania’s interest

An interview with Przemysław Żurawski alias Grajewski, a University of Łódź professor, Polish political scientist, and, since 2015, a member of the National Development Council established by President Andrzej Duda…. 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 »

Double names in Lithuania –perhaps soon

Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania prepares amendments to the civil code, by virtue of which a child could have both names: its father’s and mother’s. It would… Read more »

Radczenko: Towards normality

Few weeks ago the Vilnius City Council introduced petitioner service in four languages: Lithuanian, English, Russian and Polish. It is something that the co-governing group EAPL could not do during… Read more »

Radczenko: The initiative of the defenders of the “saint Alphabet” does not resolve any problem

“We think that this way we can kill two birds with one stone: the state’s language will be preserved and people of another nationality who want to write their names… Read more »

Referendum on dual citizenship. The Ministry gives the all clear.

On Wednesday, the Lithuanian parliament agreed with the Ministry of Justice’s proposal about accepting the offer given by the group of deputies in the matter of organising the referendum on… Read more »

Public transport in Vilnius

Public transport in Vilnius In the opinion of residents, public transport in Vilnius is neither expensive nor complicated. Unfortunately, the system is sometimes hard to grasp. For all those who… Read more »

Emigration to Lithuania: Lithuanian card won’t substitute citizenship

In 2007, Polish Parliament constituted the Polish Card, a document which doesn’t grant the Polish citizenship but confirms the identity of a card’s owner to the Polish nationality. A similar… Read more »

Local government in the law case of using the ‘w’

The central government won’t sue the decision of Vilnius District Court in the case of spelling the name of the Lithuanian citizen who married a Belgian. The Court ordered the… Read more »

The Board of Migration: None ‘w’ in a passport.

When issuing passports and identity cards, letters from other alphabets than Lithuanian are not used, as Edita Prilepskienė, the head of the Passport Department of the Board of Migration  informs…. Read more »

Graužinienė: The act on the surnames spelling is “incidental”

The law on the original spelling of names is incidental, says the chairman of the parliament, Loreta Graužinienė, and encourages to approach the case constructively. “I think this bill is… Read more »

Institutional discrimination

Lithuanian Ministry of Justice is proposing explicitly discriminating way of changing the Lithuanian Constitution. As we informed many times, Lithuania once again raised the issue on the referendum concerning the… Read more »

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