List/Grid Tag Archives: Law

The spelling of names: the case of common fatigue

The case of names spelling is not so easy to solve. It is also really exhausting, as one can notice after today’s meeting of the parliament. In the morning, during… Read more »

Lithuanian World Community against referendum on the issue of dual citizenship

The committee of Lithuanian World Community and Seimas has adopted a resolution in which appeals to MPs to vote against referendum on the issue of dual citizenship. Lithuanian Emigration representatives… 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 »

Krzysztof Szczepanik: Not enough Poles in Lithuania

During my last visit in Lithuania, the inhabitant of Trakai, who is a half-Pole and a half-Lithuanian, began to express his great regrets about the local Poles. The main charge… 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 »

Forest or money – the owners of unrecovered land have one week to decide

Urban land owners who have not yet regained their rights to land, have only over a week to decide whether to apply for compensation in the form of the forest…. Read more »

The Vilnius region: anniversaries of squandered opportunities

The Vilnius region: anniversaries of squandered opportunities On January 29 the Lithuanian Parliament, much to the surprise of many, passed a regulation on the rights of minorities which met a number… 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 »

The number of complaints about discrimination on the grounds of nationality remains stable

In 2013 and 2014 the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman’s Office in Lithuania received the same number of complaints about discrimination on the grounds of nationality. In 2013 the Office investigated 10… 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 »

How Dalia Grybauskaitė’s attitude to Poles has changed over the years

Let’s take a look at Dalia Grybauskaitė’s statements on issues concerning Poland over the last few years. The 29th of August 2009 – ‘Lithuanian grammar includes all that is necessary to write Polish… Read more »

First nationality entry to Lithuanian passport

Vilnius Police Migration officers have received the first application form requesting the addition of an entry providing nationality on a Lithuanian passport. The first person to decide to do so is a woman of Ukrainian… Read more »

They will take care of the legal education of Lithuania’s citizens

Today in the Kazys Grinius Progimnazjum in Kaunas County, Juozas Bernatonis (Minister of Justice) and Dainius Pavalkis (Minister of Education and Science) signed a memorandum about the cooperation in the… Read more »

Tomasz Snarski: Language Rights of Poles in Lithuania is a matter of fundamental rights

‘You cannot look at this issue in terms of the match: the Poles or the Lithuanians have won. No one wins or loses – we have or have not guaranteed… Read more »

The citizens of the Lithuania know more and more about human rights

More than a half of the residents of Lithuania, know where to file a complain about the violation of the human rights. As the Seimas Ombudsmen’s Office of the Republic… Read more »

The history of the petition to the European Parliament in defence of linguistic rights of Poles in Lithuania

This year we are going to celebrate the European Lawyers Day for the first time. On this occasion, the Law Library of the University of Gdańsk and the Pomeranian Lawyers`… Read more »

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