List/Grid Tag Archives: Names and surnames spelling

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 »

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