List/Grid Tag Archives: National minorities in Lithuania

Skvernelis met with representatives of the Polish minority in the Polish Community Center

On Thursday afternoon (14 March), Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis met with representatives of the Polish minority. The head of government paid a lot of attention to Polish education. As… Read more »

Polish issues at the National Human Rights Forum

The first edition of the National Forum on Human Rights took place at Martynas Mažvydas National Library. The conference was also full of Polish issues. “Such Forum was held in… Read more »

Representatives of the national minorities with Lithuanians created the history of Lithuania’s statehood

In historical development, the same tendencies that pertained to Lithuanians, e.g highs and lows, occupations, crises, political persecutions and various reforms, also affected the national minorities. These processes changed the… Read more »

Andrzej Pukszto: Teachers surrounded by cynics

Teachers have been striking in Lithuania for three weeks. Mass meetings took place in front of the parliament and the building of the Ministry of Education and Science, where a… Read more »

Szczypiń: The textbook for the Polish minority in Lithuania is to be adapted

“The result of the work of the expert group is adapted to the Lithuanian reality textbook for educating Polish children in Lithuania”, said Jadwiga Mariola Szczypiń, director of the Education… Read more »

Something is changing for the better

At the end of October I had the pleasure to participate in a conference on the theory and practice of legal regulations concerning national minorities. Ljubica Djordjević, Fernand De Varennes,… Read more »

Lithuanian language lessons in preschool

The Ministry of Education and Science intends to introduce the obligatory teaching of Lithuanian language, writes the daily “Lietuvos žinios”. According to the program in preschools, at least five hours… Read more »

Tomaszewski critisizes Czaputowicz: we have common interests with Russians

Vilnus and Vilnius Region Waldemar Tomaszewski critisized a statement of the head of Polish diplomacy Jacek Czaputowicz who on the visit to Vilnius appealed to the authorities of Vilnius for… Read more »

Nekrošius: problem of original spelling of surnames is more complicated

The meeting with members of Polish Parliament was very productive and probably Polish-Lithuanian Parliamentary Assembly will take place this year – declared the Member of the Seimas Arvydas Nekrošius, who… Read more »

Bumblauskas: Tomaszewski does not have much in common with Piłsudski

We are dealing with a conflict between Polish and Lithuanian ethnic nationalism. However, no one shapes a civic nationalizm, which based on other principles –  he said in an interview… Read more »

Liudkovski: The issue of Polish studies in Vilnius is still not totally solved

“We managed to resolve the issue of transformation the Vilnius Simonas Konarskis School into a long middle school and maintain the continuity of the recruitment for Polish studies at the Lithuanian University of… Read more »

Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs allowed its employees using original name spelling

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania responded to the expectations of its employees. Now the Ministry officials can write work e-mails in accordance with the original name spelling. “In… Read more »

Representatives of Polish organisations met with Linkevičius

Representatives of Polish community in Lithuania met with the Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius. During an informal meeting they discussed the issue of Polish-Lithuanian cooperation at international and global level…. Read more »

Zalavas clean-up is finished: a thousand white and red flowers are in bloom

On Sunday in Zalavas, the birthplace of Marshal Józef Piłsudski, Poles from Vilnius Region banded together on Facebook to take care of a neglected area. The main thing was to… Read more »

Duchniewicz: EAPL–CFA the cause of the crisis of the Association of Poles in Lithuania

Two months have passed and Michal Mackevič is still tarnishing the image of Poles in Lithuania. The president of the main organization representing the Polish minority denies the suspicion of… Read more »

High school finals 2018: Better results in Polish than in Russian language exam

The results of final secondary school exams in mother tongue in Lithuanian national minorities’ schools are better in Polish schools than Lithuanian – informed the National Examination Centre. Polish language… Read more »

The Parliament battles for two amendments to the Act on the Education System have begun

Lithuanian Parliament had to deal with two amendments to the discriminatory Act on the Education System which was amended in 2011 to the disadvantage of national minorities living in Lithuania…. Read more »

Discussion in the Polish Discussion Club (PKD): A political nation is not the same as an ethnic nation

“Social Democrats proposed a draft of Act on National Minorities. Today, both politicians and scientists will take the floor” – a discussion organized by the Open Lithuania Fund and the… Read more »

EFHR: Meeting with the Advisory Committee of Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

On 6 March 2018 representatives of the Advisory Committee of the Council of Europe (Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities) met with representatives of… Read more »

Department of education and national minorities: Textbooks’ quality must be improved

Textbooks for mother tongue teaching in schools of national minorities are in a deplorable state – therepresentatives of the Ministry of Education and Science re were unanimous as well as… Read more »

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