List/Grid Tag Archives: Names and surnames spelling

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 »

The autumn session of the Seimas to discuss draft bills important to national minorities, including Poles

On July 17, the spring session of the Lithuanian parliament, which had started on March 10, has ended. During 51 plenary sessions, the MPs adopted over 300 bills. Among issues… Read more »

The Act of defense or discrimination against minorities?

After the constant plotting and receipt from the agenda a draft law on national minorities at the Thursday meeting of the deputies of the Sejm approved the project, so that… Read more »

The Seimas has passed two drafts of the laws on name spelling in the first reading

The Lithuanian Seimas passed a draft of Law on name spelling on Tuesday, which allows for the original spelling of names based on the Latin alphabet in identity documents. An… Read more »

Butkevičius: No bilingual plates.

The PM Algirdas Butkevičius informed that there will be no bilingual plates in the regions densely populated by national minorities. The PM, after the meeting with the conservative faction, stated… Read more »

Law on minorities to be postponed again

After long and emotional debates on how to write non-Lithuanian surnames in Lithuanian documents the Parliament eventually approved two projects of the law in the first reading. The authors of… Read more »

Lithuanian members of the Seimas demand explanations from Borusewicz

A group of Lithuanian Seimas members requested the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė, the Speaker of the Seimas Loreta Graužinienė and the Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius to address an enquiry… Read more »

Algirdas Butkevičius: original spelling of surnames – in Autumn

Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius stated that the Law on Original Spelling of Surnames will be accepted in autumn, after receiving application of Commission of the Lithuanian Language. “As far as… Read more »

PM: The Name Spelling Act this autumn

The Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius expressed a hope that the act concerning the spelling of non-Lithuanian names will be passed this autumn, after a prior linguists’ opinion. The politician… Read more »

Deliberations on the Law on National Minorities once again adjourned. Critics on the offensive

The Seimas started to examine the Law on National Minorities, however because of the end of time allocated to this law the chairman of the meeting  Algirdas Sysas proposed to… Read more »

Jarosław Narkiewicz: „Lithuanian language protection” is to cover the negative effects of the introduction of the euro in 2015, indeed?

The statement of Jarosław Narkiewicz, the vice chairman of the parliament, was delivered in the behalf of the AWPL fraction during parliament plenary session at 19thjune 2014. Dear Members of… Read more »

Poles appeal to Germans to protect rights of national minorities

Yesterday, on June 25th several hundred Lithuanian Poles and representatives of other national minorities picketed outside the German Embassy in Vilnius. They appealed to the German authorities and the Chancellor… Read more »

National minorities in Lithuania deceived again

National minorities in Lithuania, including Polish minority, felt disappointed again. As we have already informed, today the Lithuanian Seimas was supposed to consider two drafts of the Law on Spelling… Read more »

Conference about Polish language: there are successes, but there are not enough handbooks

IV Reporting Conference of Polish Language and Literature Teachers of the Vilnius region was conducted on the 11th of June in a charming place of Sołeczniki region – in the… Read more »

The right to “W”

740 companies registered in Lithuania have non-Lithuanian letters in their names. 250.000 inhabitants of Lithuania who have Polish nationality are not allowed to have such letters in their identity cards…. Read more »

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