List/Grid Tag Archives: Lithuania

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 »

Andżelika Borys: The issues of Poles abroad will take upper position

According to Adżelika Borys, the declaration that the President, Adrzej Duda, will take care of Poles abroad is particularly crucial for the Poles beyond the eastern boarder – those, who… Read more »

Miroslaw Szejbak as the vice-President of the Congress of Polish Education

Miroslaw Szejbak from the Forum of Polish Schools’ Parents in Lithuania has made a vice-president of the Congress of Polish Education. In Krakow, there was the 2nd Congress of the… Read more »

The bulldozer of the conservatives and the liberals vs. minority schools

As we have mentioned, today there was a meeting of the local government in Vilnius, on which the draft projects, which are unfavourable for national minority schools (Polish and Russian;… 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 »

Bogdan Borusewicz: For the sake of stability and unity of region it is important to solve Polish-Lithuanian problems

For the sake of stability and unity of region it is important to solve the problems of mutual cooperation, said Bogdan Borusewicz, the Speaker of the Polish Senate, during Parliamentary… Read more »

Buchowski: The interest of Polish minority has been identified with the beliefs of its leaders

Poland did not intend to take advantage of autonomy, because it would lead to an open conflict with Lithuania. The support of the autonomists would be a dangerous nonsense –… Read more »

Vilnius 3rd May ceremony

“While honouring our ancestors, the creators of our independence and their biggest effort, we should not forget that for us, Poles, todays celebration is day of happiness and hope, a… Read more »

The last knight of the Eastern Europe Commonwealth

“Here the pattern and good intentions are not enough. One must become intimate with the local land, empathise with and know well local, complicated relationships just to regulate them into… Read more »

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