List/Grid Tag Archives: Lithuania

Government has rejected original name spelling on the 2nd page of passport

On Wednesday, 27th April, the government did not approve the bill which was to allow the original spelling of non-Lithuanian first and last names on the second page of the… Read more »

Next ranking of press freedom: Lithuania higher than Poland

According to the level of press freedom, Lithuania is ahead of Russia, Belarus, Latvia, and Poland; however, it falls behind Estonia – the non-governmental organisation Freedom House reported on Wednesday…. 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 »

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 »

Teachers are breaking off the strike

The teachers’ strike that has lasted since 22nd February is going to be ended by four trade unions on 4th March. Representatives of another one are going to continue the… Read more »

Department of National Minorities has apportioned money for 2016

The Department of National Minorities has announced the results of the contest of applications for subsidisation of national minorities’ organisations in Lithuania in 2016. A total sum of €156,000 was… 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 »

Inauguration of the Gimnazjum in Grigiškės

A Polish-Russian school in Grigiškės is 88 years old already. Now its building has a sizeable tri-lingual writing (in Polish, Russian, and Lithuanian) saying that the “Gimnazjum in Grigiškės” is… Read more »

The Olympiad city stage winner: Polish is successively replaced by Lithuanian

“It is what we experienced and learned at home that decides on our success the most prominently. In my family Polish literature was always in the first place, and traditions… Read more »

The AWPL summarised the year 2015

“An eight-percent support on a national scale that the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania [AWPL – Polish: Akcja Wyborcza Polaków na Litwie; translator’s note] gained in the municipal election… 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 »

Michał Mackiewicz: A Polish school was here, still is, and will be in future

In an interview with Michał Mackiewicz, the Chairman of the Association of Poles in Lithuania (ZPL) and a member of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania as a representative… Read more »

Lithuania is to close national minorities’ schools?

“National minorities’ schools are ‘educational ghettos,’ and so they should not exist at all,” Gediminas Grina, the former chef of the Lithuania’s State Security Department, claims and publicly voices such… Read more »

Appeal to Polish authorities: “We are determined to fight for fair treatment of Polish students!”

“We are determined to fight for the good of our children. Please, take immediate action in the defence of the Polish schools and Poles in Lithuania,” representatives of the Polish… Read more »

Why do we need Lithuania?

Supporters of the conciliatory policy in relations with Lithuania who currently dominate the public discussion say that the “hard” policy did not help Polish interests in Lithuania in any way…. 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 »

What St. Francis Church’s relics portray?

In the porch there is the Way of the Cross leaning against the wall, plaster crumbling from fragments of frescos in the vault of the church and in aisles there… Read more »

The Polish Sejm has adopted a resolution concerning Polish education in Lithuania

On Friday the Sejm almost unanimously adopted a resolution in which it expressed its anxiety at the process of limiting the access to education in Polish for Poles living in… Read more »

Another edition of the action “The Packet for a Countryman and Hero in the Borderland”

  Another edition of the action helping Poles in Lithuania – “The Packet for a Countryman and Hero in the Borderland”, that co-organise the Caritas in Szczecin, has just started… Read more »

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