List/Grid Tag Archives: Lithuanian-Polish relations

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 »

Jan Dziedziczak: Education is the Number One Topic

“The situation of Polish education in Lithuania is the most important topic for us” Jan Dzedziczak, the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who, among other things,… Read more »

Butkevičius: Solution on the Problem of the Spelling Non-Lithuanian Names

2015 was successful for Lithuania. For me it was a year of hard work. We had plenty of goals I it thing that those basis are accomplished. We would  like… Read more »

Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland met with Polish community representatives

Yesterday (14 December) the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, met with representatives of the Polish community as a part of his one-day-long visit  to Vilnius…. 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 »

Polish deputy demands the theatre on Pohulanka

Artur Górski, a member of the Polish parliament, filed an interpellation concerning the reclamation of the former Polish Theatre building on Pohulanka for the Polish community in Vilnius. Below we have… Read more »

Tomas Venclova received a Jerzy Giedroyc Prize.

Tomas Venclova, poet, essayist, translator, and the Great Lithuanian Duchy Institute from Kaunas have both won a Jerzy Giedroyc Prize, which have been awarded for the 15th time. The Editors… Read more »

Lithuanian – foreman, but another – workman. A way to nowhere in the Polish education field in Lithuania

What made me come back once again to the topic of the Polish minority in Lithuania was upsetting statistics of the children from Polish families attending the schools with Polish… 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 »

Okińczyc: Good Polish – Lithuanian relations are possible

 “Law and Justice” (Polish acronym: PiS) has won the parliamentary election. The party, led by Jarosław Kaczyński, is going to form a one-party cabinet and implement their electoral programme also… Read more »

Poland – Lithuania (1)

Political relations between Poland and Lithuania– which are today the worst in decades – show how politicians can easily and quickly ruin what Poles and Lithuanians have been laboriously building… Read more »

Lithuanian newspaper accuses, Polish embassy rectifies

Pac Palace in Vilnius, building in Vilnius Old Town, Šv. Jonų street has been a Polish property for almost 8 years. Ultimately, the building will be allocated to various diplomatic… Read more »

Rimvydas Valatka: I felt greatly while writing about Poland

As a Lithuanian writing a book about Poland I felt really splendid. – says  Rimvydas Valatka, the editor of the weekly “Veidas” and the author of the book “The Jagiella… 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 »

The mission: Vilnius region. We have people to be proud of

On Sunday, the first episode of the program Mission: Vilnius region, guided by a famous singer Katarzyna Zvonkuvienė from Vilnius region was broadcasted in the LRT TV. The program is… Read more »

Statement considering the Polish school in Jerozolimka

Strike committees of Polish Schools in Lithuania, Parents’ Forum of Polish Schools in Lithuania and Schools’ Defense Committees wrote an open letter to the president Dalia Grybauskaitė, the Prime Minister… Read more »

The national minorities’ schools in Lithuania announce a general strike

The communities of the national minorities in Lithuania proclaim a general strike. It is a sign of protest against the actions of authorities aimed at educational institutions teaching children in… Read more »

Facebook campaign supporting Polish schools in Lithuania

Joanna Markowska, the English teacher in Szymon Konarski’s High School in Vilnius, started a campaign supporting Polish schools in Lithuania. Why? Because Polish school is good! Dear Facebook friends, Dear… Read more »

Montvydaitė: We want to help Lithuanians to get rid of stereotypes

Since 1st July of this year in Lithuania works The Department of national minorities by the government of Repulic of Lithuania. The decision to create this institution was made by… Read more »

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