List/Grid Tag Archives: Names and surnames spelling

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 »

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 »

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