List/Grid Tag Archives: National minorities in Lithuania

Lelewel School is to be located in Antakalnis and its branch – in Žirmūnai

As we wrote earlier, at the end of February this year the court in Vilnius ruled in favour of the Vilnius Joachim Lelewel School. New circumstances arose and for that… Read more »

Polish children in Polish schools in Lithuania

The Enea Foundation launched a campaign to help Poles living in Lithuania – Good Energy Beyond Borders. The aim of the project is to encourage parents of children and young… Read more »

Romaszewska on Polish televisions in Lithuania: Lithuanian authorities have no choice

“Generally, this is a step in the right direction. It is a shame that it was taken so late. The situation is really difficult right now” – said Agnieszka Romaszewska,… Read more »

Final decision on poet’s great-great-granddaughter: Mickiewicz or Mickevič?

On 28 February the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania delivered a final judgement on so-called Mickiewicz case concerning the spelling of the surname of Alexia Mickiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz’s great-great-granddaughter, the… Read more »

Benkunskas on the Lelewel School: There can be no question of the return to Antakalnis

Valdas Benkunskas, the Vice Mayor of Vilnius, claims that the ruling of the Supreme Administrative Court to cancel the local government decision to move the Joachim Lelewel School from Antakalnis… Read more »

Polish Discussion Club: Is it possible to make a reset in relations with Poland?

The new Lithuanian government declared that it intends to make a reset in Polish-Lithuanian relations. Is this going to be a major breakthrough in relations between Vilnius and Warsaw? –… Read more »

The Senamiesčio School will not be united with the school in Liepkalnis

For now the Russian-language school Senamiesčio will not be united with the Polish-Russian Primary School in Liepkalnis. The decision is to be taken during the next session of the Vilnius… Read more »

Skvernelis: The government is determined to address the issue of Poles

“Our government is determined to address the issues that have not been resolved yet. Of course, it should be done with respect for our Constitution and law” – said the… Read more »

Fotyga: I think it is unlikely that Poles will be ever regarded as pro-Russian

“When I was the Foreign Minister, Polish-Lithuanian cooperation was really close, very close. I had a feeling that issues of Poles in Lithuania moved in a positive direction, even though… Read more »

Anna Fotyga: Before coming to Lithuania I had to overcome regret

On Friday in the Seimas of the Lithuania the conference “Security of Central and Eastern Europe in the face of hybrid dangers” was held. The main speaker at the conference… Read more »

EAPL-CFA: national minorities need activities in defence of their schools rather than PR activities related to a few plates

Plates with non-Lithuanian street names in Vilnius are lawful, as stated by the Regional Administrative Court of Vilnius. The judge Violeta Petkevičienė said that multilingual signs were unveiled during official… Read more »

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 »

Unchanged policy of the Lithuanian state towards Poles in Lithuania

Representatives of national minorities used to call the Department of National Minorities and Emigration – a department for Lithuanian state defence against minorities. The department, which was closed in 2010,… Read more »

Ažubalis: The situation of national minorities in Lithuania is excellent

“When I read, see or hear that at a meeting senior officials talk about moving a school 2.5 kilometres away instead of discussing geopolitical risks and bilateral trade, which is… Read more »

Why you cannot be named Mieszko or Ziemowit in Lithuania?

I bore a son three months ago. To give a name to a child sometimes may be a great challenge for young parents, especially in the Vilnius region. According to… Read more »

Radczenko: Polish channels – this is just the first step

“If we do not occupy the information zone here, somebody else does it. If the citizens watch Russian televisions rather than Lithuanian or Polish ones, their opinions are shaped as… Read more »

Foreign ministers of Lithuania and Poland discussed the issues of geopolitical situation and national minorities

“Regional security and geopolitical issues faced by Poland and Lithuania should not be an excuse to leave our bilateral problems unresolved, especially issues related to the status of Poles living… Read more »

Polish channels in the Vilnius region – “idea doomed to failure” or “positive decision”

From the 1st of June Polish channels will be retransmitted in the Vilnius Region – says Andrius Kubilius, conservative and former Prime Minister. In this respect, opinions of Polish community… Read more »

Skvernelis will visit the Šalčininkai region: We want to meet the problems of national minorities

On Friday the Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis will visit the Šalčininkai region. The visit includes meetings with the region community and representatives of local government. “The visit has several… Read more »

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