List/Grid Tag Archives: Lithuanian-Polish relations

Liberals in PKD: Unsolved Polish problems are a shame of Lithuania

 “Liberals have always consistently voted for solving the so-called Polish postulates concerning original transcription and bilingual inscriptions,” assured Eligijus Masiulis, Chairman of the Liberal Movement, at the meeting in the… Read more »

Students from Vilnius are laureates of the Polish nationwide Polish studies olympiad

Magdalena Bielawska, Adrianna Wołosewicz and Karolina Słotwińska – all students of the capital city schools – were among the 35 award winners of the LVI Polish Literature and Language Olympiad… Read more »

Vilnius AWPL’s conference. “To keep up with the residents’ problems and resolve them”

On 1st April in the House of Polish Culture a report-and-election conference held by the Vilnius Division of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania (AWPL) took place. When presenting… Read more »

V. Benkunskas: We are fighting for good quality and better teaching conditions!

For a year already the issues concerning education of the Vilnius City have been held in Deputy Mayor Valdas Benkunskas’s hands. Coming from Šilutė, this ambitious, almost 32-year-old representative of… 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 »

Mass rally in defence of Polish schools will take place on Thursday

A mass rally in defence of national minorities’ education and against the nationalistic and discriminatory policy of the current Vilnius authorities will take place on Thursday, 17th March. The rally… 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 »

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 »

A picket by the Department of National Minorities

A picket of parents whose children attend Polish schools took place on Friday in front of the Department of National Minorities. The participants protested against the plans of the Ministry… 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 »

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 »

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