List/Grid Tag Archives: Names and surnames spelling

Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs allowed its employees using original name spelling

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania responded to the expectations of its employees. Now the Ministry officials can write work e-mails in accordance with the original name spelling. “In… Read more »

Representatives of Polish organisations met with Linkevičius

Representatives of Polish community in Lithuania met with the Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius. During an informal meeting they discussed the issue of Polish-Lithuanian cooperation at international and global level…. Read more »

EFHR: Meeting with the Advisory Committee of Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

On 6 March 2018 representatives of the Advisory Committee of the Council of Europe (Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities) met with representatives of… Read more »

Skvernelis: We made a progress in all unsolved polish matters

‘We made progress in all unsolved matters with Poland. One of them is signing an agreement between Lietuvos geležinkeliai and Orlen. It is a pity that it had not been… Read more »

The government supports the original spelling of names

On Monday, during the cabinet meeting, the government of the Republic of Lithuania approved the draft law which allows to write the surname on the front page of the passport… Read more »

First passport page with original surname spelling

The State Commission of the Lithuanian Language once again looked into the matter of non Lithuanian names and surnames. -We predict the possibility of allowing an original transcription of names… Read more »

Surname spelling law: First steps have been taken

Seimas in first reading approved draft law on spelling surnames in the original version on the first page of the identity document, filed by social democrat Gediminas Kirkilas. It has… Read more »

Half of Lithuanian Parliament Members do not fear ‘q’, ‘w’ and ‘x’

Half of deputies of the Seimas support the bill, which allows to write names and surnames with latin letters that do not exist in the lithuanian alphabet. -This suggestion does… Read more »

Families fighting for original surnames: The country does not have us in mind

‘We want to pass the information to all politicians and decision-makers – Act on original names spelling is needed right now’ – said Ewelina Baliko, EFHR lawyer, during the press… Read more »

The Seimas will reconsider the issue of the original spelling of surnames

During the spring session the Seimas will make a final decision on the original spelling of surnames, claims Viktoras Pranckietis, the Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas. “I think that the… Read more »

Court’s decision: Both original and Lithuanian versions of “Wardyn” in identity cards

Surnames “Wardyn” and “Pauwels” shall be put both in Lithuanian and original form in identity cards – ruled the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania. “However, it is still unclear how… Read more »

Skvernelis backs the original spelling of surnames: Three letters will not destroy our language

Adressing the issue of original spelling of non-Lithuanian surnames in the Seimas needs a political will – stated the Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis. “Today we intend to raise this issue… Read more »

Baliko: National minorities do not strive for original spelling of names

“We decided to refer cases regarding original names spelling to the European Court of Human Rights because decisions of the Supreme Administrative Court are not satisfactory for Lithuania. It is… Read more »

Final decision on poet’s great-great-granddaughter: Mickiewicz or Mickevič?

On 28 February the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania delivered a final judgement on so-called Mickiewicz case concerning the spelling of the surname of Alexia Mickiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz’s great-great-granddaughter, the… Read more »

Skvernelis: The government is determined to address the issue of Poles

“Our government is determined to address the issues that have not been resolved yet. Of course, it should be done with respect for our Constitution and law” – said the… Read more »

The Seimas is still going to defer the adoption of a law on national minorities

Yesterday Viktoras Pranckietis, the Speaker of the Seimas met with representatives of the National Communities Council of Lithuania. The meeting discussed the issues of non-Lithuanian names spelling in documents and… Read more »

Pranckietis met with national minorities: He did not promise anything

Viktoras Pranckietis, the Speaker of the Seimas met today (10 February) with representatives of the National Communities Council of Lithuania. The meeting was also attended by representatives of Polish minorities…. Read more »

Ažubalis: The situation of national minorities in Lithuania is excellent

“When I read, see or hear that at a meeting senior officials talk about moving a school 2.5 kilometres away instead of discussing geopolitical risks and bilateral trade, which is… Read more »

Why you cannot be named Mieszko or Ziemowit in Lithuania?

I bore a son three months ago. To give a name to a child sometimes may be a great challenge for young parents, especially in the Vilnius region. According to… Read more »

Linkevičius: We will do our best to make a reset in our relations with Poland

Lithuania will do its best to make a reset in the relations with Poland – said Linas Linkevičius, Lithuanian Foreign Minister in response to a question put by opposition conservative… Read more »

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