List/Grid Tag Archives: National minorities act

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 »

Poland’s annotation about Polish schools in Lithuania

Today the editorial board of L24 uncovered the annotation that has been addressed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Warsaw on… Read more »

Vilnius region and Poles in PKD: national and economic problems

Discussing, in Polish Discussion Club (PKD), on problems concerning Vilnius region and Polish diaspora in Lithuania invited politicians, unfortunately mainly focused on social-economic sphere. The guests of yesterday’s discussion, which… Read more »

Poland Means Enemy to Every Fourth Lithuanian

Poland is Lithuania’s second enemy after Russia, the recent poll shows. Even Belarus, which is considered to be the most faithful ally of the Kremlin, is liked much more than… Read more »

Lithuania and its new strategy concerning relationships with national minorities

Lithuania is planning to create a long-term strategy concerning the policy on national minorities. National minorities’ representatives are also going to take part in the process of drawing it up,… Read more »

Artur Górski: “Supporting Poles in the Eastern Borderlands is our moral obligation”

Supporting Poles living in the former Eastern Borderlands of the Republic of Poland was part of the Law and Justice (PiS) party’s election program and – as the post-election reality… Read more »

AWPL MPs request Brussels to draw attention to the rights of Poles in Lithuania

The problem of discrimination against Polish minority in Lithuania is being talked about more and more often on different levels, and in different environments. The President of the European Council… Read more »

Created Polish-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce

Officially began operations Polish-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of the Chamber is to stimulate economic cooperation between companies from both countries. President of the Chamber was one of the… Read more »

Lithuania celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Act on the state language – an unfavorable for minorities

5th February, on Thursday, the Sejm Committee on matters of education, science and culture, along with the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language organizing a conference on the 20th anniversary… Read more »

Šarūnas Birutis: Law on national minorities depends on participation of AWPL in the government coalition

The Lithuanian Minister of Culture Šarūnas Birutis believes that the future of the Law on national minorities is connected with the discussion about the government coalition with or without the… Read more »

The Lithuanian ruling coalition on important issues to national minorities

As previously reported, next Monday, August 25, there will be a meeting of the Lithuanian political council of ruling coalition. Waldemar Tomaszewski, the chairman of the Electoral Action of Poles… 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 »

„Lack of willingness, pretence of political decision-making”. Comments of political scientists

The present project of the Act on National Minorities is only a warm-up, the real battle will be fought for the draft made by the working group headed by Edward… Read more »

Kidney stews with apple pie

After over two-year attempts, in Seimas, discussions concerned with the new project of the Protection of National Minorities Act have begun. The opposition, whose destruction has failed this time, was… Read more »

Draft Legislation concerning national minorities is diminishing their rights!!! Jarosław Narkiewicz: Today is a day for mourning!!!

Vice Chairman of Seimas for the Electoral Campaign of Poles in Lithuania, Jarosław Narkiewicz declared that changes introduced to the Law on National Minorities were diminished, compared to present situation…. 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 »

Narkevič: Today is the Black Ribbon Day for national minorities

“Today’s vote showed the real face of politicians and their attitude toward national minorities” – in this way Jaroslav Narkevič, the vice chairman of the Seimas, comments the deletion of… Read more »

Kirkilas: Discussions on the Law on National Minorities last too long

“I hope that the Law on National Minorities will be adopted this time,” said Gediminas Kirkilas, the vice chairman of the Sejm. Today, once again, the law will be discussed… 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 »

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