List/Grid Tag Archives: Local government

A modern and cosy Polish school in Šumskas

Located on the outskirts of the Vilnius region, the Primary School in Šumskas invited guests for a celebration of the school renovation end, which took place on 4th February. Among… 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 »

The Session of the Polish Fraction of Lithuanian Freedom Union

On Monday, January 19th, the session of the Polish Fraction of Lithuanian Freedom Union took place. The issues concerning Polish education in Lithuania were referred to in the meeting. Not… Read more »

The local government raises the bar for headmasters

“Certification of heads of educational institutions is not a formality any more,” the Vilnius City Municipality claims. The authorities of the city examine carefully whether heads of schools and kindergartens… Read more »

Deputy Marshal of the Senate of the Republic of Poland Maria Koc visited Vilnius County Municipality

On Friday 11 December, a meeting attended by Deputy Marshal of the Senate of the Republic of Poland Maria Koc, her delegation and leaders of the Polish community in Lithuania… Read more »

Prize for maintaining cultural heritage for Zdzisław Palewicz

During gala honoring the best local self-governments of Lithuania, which took place on 23rd October in the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre „Litexpo”, mayor of the Šalčininkai region, Zdzisław Palewicz… Read more »

Tomaszewski: AWPL supports planned protest

Capital’s local government gave permission to organise a demonstration outside the Lithuanian government’s headquarter (Kudirki Square) in Vilnius on 16th October at 15:30. Protest ‘Against unfair educational and social policy’… Read more »

Polish Junior High School in Trakai

The community of the Polish school in Trakai has reasons to pride and satisfaction: owing to the resolution of parents, headmasters and pedagogical staff the institution gained the status of… Read more »

Minibuses for Polish schools in Lithuania

Local governments’ authorities of the Vilnius district municipality obtained funds from the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to buy 4 minibuses for the Polish schools. “This is a symbolic moment… Read more »

Strike against the disorganisation of work of the ethnic minority schools

Another protest against the actions of the capital’s authorities regarding the reorganisation of the ethnic minority schools took place on the 15th of September. Teachers of Polish and Russian schools… Read more »

The first Pole to be the President of Vilnius Presentation of Waldemar Wołkanowski’s book

On September 4 at 5 p.m. in the Vilnius Polish Cultural Centre Waldemar Wołkanowski, who is second to none when it comes to knowledge about what happened in Vilnius 100… Read more »

Radczenko: Towards normality

Few weeks ago the Vilnius City Council introduced petitioner service in four languages: Lithuanian, English, Russian and Polish. It is something that the co-governing group EAPL could not do during… Read more »

Vilnius’ pre-schools – unending problems

It looks like the new Vilnius’ authorities will have the same problem with pre-schools as their predecessors. Problem with the lack of places in public pre-schools was to be resolved… Read more »

Poles judge Šimašius

During the press conference in celebration of one hundred days of Remigijus Šimašius taking the office of Mayor of Vilnius, he was convincing others that he had already reduced the… Read more »

Decision of the capital Council: “Lelewel” to Żyrmuny

The liberal-conservative bulldozer drove around the schools of national minorities in Vilnius. The High School called after J. Lelewel has a chance to obtain the status of a secondary school,… Read more »

Polish citizens have the right but not the obligation to spell their names in the language of minority.

The statement of Irena Gasparavičiūte presented in the Lithuanian public TV LRT and also reprinted by Delfi.lt has already provoked several commentaries and corrections of false information given by her…. Read more »

“Żółw” against Šimašius

I reacted to the voting of Vilnian local councillors about the accreditation for the Lelewel school with great disappointment. The biggest, and, what’s worse, an unpleasant shock for me was… Read more »

Winning streak of Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania and its leader

The Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania and its leader, Waldemar Tomaszewski, are currently on a winning streak. In the last local government elections, the Electoral Action of Poles in… Read more »

Reorganization of Vilnius schools will last until September

The capital’s authorities plan to finish a 10 years old reorganization of Vilnius’ schools before September. During the Wednesday meeting councilors debated reorganization of several schools in the capital, including… Read more »

Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz an Honorary Citizen of Vilnius District

The Vilnius District Municipality Council bestowed the title of the Honorary Citizen of Vilnius District to the Vilnius region born Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz. 26 councilmen in a 31 person Council… Read more »

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