List/Grid Tag Archives: Names and surnames spelling

“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 »

Spelling of surnames. Will it be the same as in 2010?

On Tuesday (30 June) the Seimas is to consider again the issue of the original spelling of non-Lithuanian names and surnames in official documents. On the same day the honoris… Read more »

Deliberations in the Seimas on spelling surnames have been adjourned

The Seimas has adjourned deliberations on a bill allowing to spell surnames in their original form because an alternative bill, submitted by Conservative politics, has not been included in the… Read more »

Graužinienė: The act on the surnames spelling is “incidental”

The law on the original spelling of names is incidental, says the chairman of the parliament, Loreta Graužinienė, and encourages to approach the case constructively. “I think this bill is… Read more »

The spelling of names: the case of common fatigue

The case of names spelling is not so easy to solve. It is also really exhausting, as one can notice after today’s meeting of the parliament. In the morning, during… Read more »

Vice-mayor of Vilnius: Reorganisation of Polish schools means undercover assimilation

The decision made by the Commission of the Lithuanian Language and the reorganisation of the Polish schools contributed yet again to putting Polish minority issues in the spotlight. The media… Read more »

Lithuanian linguists: “No” to original spelling of surnames

The Lithuanian linguists are relentless. The Commission of the Lithuanian Language answered once again on inquiry of Law and Order Committee. They didn’t change their minds. According to linguists, only… Read more »

The Seimas Committee supports the original spelling of names

On Wednesday, The Seimas Law and Order Committee  approved of the project according to which in identity documents first and last names of Lithuanian citizens may be written using the… Read more »

Liberals created a National Union committee

Lithuanian Liberal Movement opens up to National minorities. Executive Board created a National Union committee yesterday. Until now, the national minorities didn’t play a big role in traditional Lithuanian parties,… Read more »

Parliament Committee about surnames: Yes for ‘w’, ‘q’, ‘x’ – no for ‘ą, ć, ę, ł, ń, ó, ś, ź, ż’

The Parliament Committee of Law and Rule of Law proposes the spelling of surnames in documents to be with the letters of Latin alphabet and based on the standards of… Read more »

Ambassador of Lithuania in Poland: Many Lithuanians view Poland as a good neighbor

Cooperation with Poland has a strategic dimension for Lithuania; our relations have high potential for development, particularly in defensiveness and energy security issues – said the Ambassador of Lithuania in… Read more »

Kubilius and Kreivys in the Polish Debating Club. ‘The problem is that there are no Poles in our party’.

If Lithuanians had more knowledge of their own history, there would not be problem with the letter ‘W’ – claimed Andrius Kubilius and Dainius Kreivys, who were the guests of… Read more »

Original spelling of the surnames, but not for the Lithuanian Poles?

The State Commission of the Lithuanian Language proposes the legalization of the original spelling of the non-Lithuanian surnames of the citizens of Lithuania providing they have legitimate source id-document. Jarosław… Read more »

Gediminas Kirkilas: the surnames spelling legislation – in spring

Legislation on the surnames spelling in the original form will be adopted during the spring plenary session – ensures the vice chairman of the parliament Gediminas Kirkilas. The guest of… Read more »

Ban on the usage of “Tomaszewski” surname

Akcja Wyborcza Polaków na Litwie (Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania) complains about the obstacles preceding the local government elections. One of the obstacles concerns the ban on the usage… Read more »

Poland towards Lithuania. Let the Big Brother calm down.

Poles in Lithuania vote either on “their own”, or “against” Lithuanians. An interview with publicist Aleksander Radczenko by Ewa Wołkanowska-Kołodziej. These are the lyrics of the unofficial anthem of the… Read more »

How Dalia Grybauskaitė’s attitude to Poles has changed over the years

Let’s take a look at Dalia Grybauskaitė’s statements on issues concerning Poland over the last few years. The 29th of August 2009 – ‘Lithuanian grammar includes all that is necessary to write Polish… Read more »

Tomasz Snarski: Language Rights of Poles in Lithuania is a matter of fundamental rights

‘You cannot look at this issue in terms of the match: the Poles or the Lithuanians have won. No one wins or loses – we have or have not guaranteed… Read more »

The history of the petition to the European Parliament in defence of linguistic rights of Poles in Lithuania

This year we are going to celebrate the European Lawyers Day for the first time. On this occasion, the Law Library of the University of Gdańsk and the Pomeranian Lawyers`… Read more »

Valdas Adamkus: I want to ask the Polish minority: ‘What else do you need?’

‘Polish minority in Lithuania does not appreciate conditions created for them and do not want to adapt to the Lithuanian law’- said former President of Lithuania- Valdas Adamkus. ‘This is… Read more »

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