List/Grid Tag Archives: National minorities in Lithuania

There will soon be a Polish version of the Vilnius city website

It was reported by media that a Russian language version of the Vilnius City Municipality website will be launched at the end of the week. The local government authorities reassure… Read more »

V. Benkunskas: We are fighting for good quality and better teaching conditions!

For a year already the issues concerning education of the Vilnius City have been held in Deputy Mayor Valdas Benkunskas’s hands. Coming from Šilutė, this ambitious, almost 32-year-old representative of… Read more »

Thousandth mass rally in defence of national minorities’ schools

 “We, parents of students attending national minorities’ schools, as well as parents of children attending kindergartens, are against the current Vilnius authorities’ nationalistic and discriminative policy towards the national minorities’… Read more »

Mass rally in defence of Polish schools will take place on Thursday

A mass rally in defence of national minorities’ education and against the nationalistic and discriminatory policy of the current Vilnius authorities will take place on Thursday, 17th March. The rally… Read more »

Objective of reaching an agreement with Poland is in Lithuania’s interest

An interview with Przemysław Żurawski alias Grajewski, a University of Łódź professor, Polish political scientist, and, since 2015, a member of the National Development Council established by President Andrzej Duda…. Read more »

Department of National Minorities has apportioned money for 2016

The Department of National Minorities has announced the results of the contest of applications for subsidisation of national minorities’ organisations in Lithuania in 2016. A total sum of €156,000 was… Read more »

Original spelling of surnames: pre-election bluffing?

The issue of spelling of names and surnames of Polish minority in Lithuania has been a sticking point in the Polish-Lithuanian relations. During the upcoming spring session, the Seimas is… Read more »

Polish MP’s parliamentary questions regarding Polish education in Lithuania

Artur Górski, a Member of Parliament of the Republic of Poland, has submitted parliamentary questions to Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski “concerning the Lithuanians’ consistent acts aimed at destroying… Read more »

Inauguration of the Gimnazjum in Grigiškės

A Polish-Russian school in Grigiškės is 88 years old already. Now its building has a sizeable tri-lingual writing (in Polish, Russian, and Lithuanian) saying that the “Gimnazjum in Grigiškės” is… Read more »

Teachers’ strike has begun

On 2nd February, Lithuanian kindergarten and school teachers went on strike. On that day, representatives of trade unions for teachers expected the government and the Ministry of Education to make particular… Read more »

A picket by the Department of National Minorities

A picket of parents whose children attend Polish schools took place on Friday in front of the Department of National Minorities. The participants protested against the plans of the Ministry… 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 »

In the Seimas – problems and achievements of the national minorities’ education in Lithuania

The conference “National minorities’ education in Lithuania: past, present, future” will take place on 16th March in the Lithuanian Seimas. It will start at 9.00 a.m. in the conference room… Read more »

A modern and cosy Polish school in Šumskas

Located on the outskirts of the Vilnius region, the Primary School in Šumskas invited guests for a celebration of the school renovation end, which took place on 4th February. Among… Read more »

The Olympiad city stage winner: Polish is successively replaced by Lithuanian

“It is what we experienced and learned at home that decides on our success the most prominently. In my family Polish literature was always in the first place, and traditions… Read more »

The next attempt of integration

After discussion, the Vilnius City Government Council has approved the program for the integration of the Roma community (in Porubanek) for the period 2015-2019. Within the next four years, the… Read more »

The AWPL conference and honoured strongmen of “Wileńszczyzna”

The annual conference of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania took place on 30th January in the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius. Its main part was the ceremony… Read more »

The AWPL summarised the year 2015

“An eight-percent support on a national scale that the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania [AWPL – Polish: Akcja Wyborcza Polaków na Litwie; translator’s note] gained in the municipal election… Read more »

Linguistic rights of Lithuanian Poles: European Parliament intervention

Last year the Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament wrote a letter to the Lithuanian authorities concerning the linguistic rights of Poles in Lithuania. The official document was filed because of a… Read more »

The Subcommittee on Polish Minority in Lithuania to be formed in the Polish Parliament

Establishing of a long-term programme of students exchange between Lithuanian and Polish schools, supporting Polish schools in Lithuania in their efforts to gain accreditation and establishing the Subcommittee on Poles… Read more »

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