List/Grid Tag Archives: National minorities in other countries

20th Anniversary of Association of Polish Engineers and Technicians in Lithuania

The Association of Polish Engineers and Technicians in Lithuania has been functioning for 20 years already! It was founded in the summer of 1996 on the initiative of a group… Read more »

AWPL-ZChR Invited for the 16th Family Picnic

On 16th July (Saturday) the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Alliance (AWPL-ZChR) and the Vilnius District Branch of the Association of Poles in Lithuania (ZPL) invited… Read more »

Grand celebration of Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad Day in Vilnius

After a three-year break, the Association of Poles in Lithuania once again organised a celebratory march along Vilnian streets on the occasion of the Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad Day,… Read more »

Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad Day. Polish march in Vilnius

Thousands of Poles living in Lithuania and guests from the Macierz assembled today in the heart of Vilnius to celebrate the Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad Day with a ceremonial… 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 »

Soleczniki win at the Polish Community Olympics as well

41 gold, 32 silver, and 41 bronze medals have arrived on Sunday to the Soleczniki district from the XVII World Summer Polish Community Olympics “Silesia 2015” which took place on… Read more »

Emigration to Lithuania: Lithuanian card won’t substitute citizenship

In 2007, Polish Parliament constituted the Polish Card, a document which doesn’t grant the Polish citizenship but confirms the identity of a card’s owner to the Polish nationality. A similar… Read more »

Andreas Elfving: almost all of the political parties have supported Swedish education in schools

“The parliament voted on the Finns Party’s (the True Finns) initiative concerning removal of Swedish language as an obligatory language from schools before the elections. Results were transparent. Every political… Read more »

Ethnic and linguistic minorities under the protection of the European Parliament

Today, the Intergroup for Traditional Minorities, National Communities and Languages has been constituted for the 2014-2019 term.  A Hungarian eurodeputy, Kinga Gal, has been appointed to be the chairwoman of… Read more »

The ‘Polish Diaspora Product of the Year’ Prize – let’s be proud of Polish successes in Lithuania!

In 2014 the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs established the honourable prize ‘Polish Diaspora Product of the Year’. This prize is granted to the products are invented or made by… Read more »

Nearly 6000 applications for issuing of Polish Cards have been submitted in Lithuania

Till May about 110 thou. Polish Cards have been issued in Belarus and Ukraine – as follows from the information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs submitted Thursday to the… Read more »

Poles living abroad are invited to take part in the campaign „National Reading”

The campaign “National Reading” (Narodowe Czytanie) initiated in 2012 by the President of Poland Bronisław Komorowski will start for the third time on 6th September 2014. The campaign aims at… Read more »

Participants of the “Artistic Talents Festival” project with a visit to the region of Šalčininkai

The region of Šalčininkai hosted the participants of “Artistic Talents Festival” project, executed by the Foundation “Oder-Niemen” from Wroclaw. Artists of Polish origin from Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus, Romania and Moldova,… Read more »

Mrągowo: traditionally, but with a jubilee in the background

“TygodnikWileńszczyzny”, 14 – 20 August 2014 No. 33 (Internet edition No. 726) An unrivalled expert of the life and work of the great Poles-Borderlanders, a mistress of the Polish language,… Read more »

Vilners decorated at the festival in Mrągowo

Anna Adamowicz, Dominik Kuziniewicz, Jerzy Karpowicz and Krystyna Adamowicz have been honoured with the badges of Merit for Warmia and Mazury. The badges were awarded during the 20th Festival of… Read more »

20 Jubilee Festival of Culture of Borderland Mragowo

Every year since 1995, organized in Mrągowo at Festival of Culture of Borderland already for the 20th time will host Polish folk bands, choirs and bands and individual artists artistic… Read more »

The “Polka” performed by Wilia at the World Festival of Polish Folk Bands

For the sixteenth time the World Festival of Polish Folk Bands takes place in Rzeszów. At this festival Lithuania is represented by the Polish Song and Dance Band “Wilia”. Polish… Read more »

The World Festival of Folk Ensembles of Polish Diaspora in Rzeszów

The World Festival of Folk Ensembles of Polish Diaspora, organised every three years in Rzeszów, will host several hundred dancers from all over the world from 23rd to 30th July… Read more »

„We are trying to maintain our level and to still be in the lead”. “Wilia” on an international festival

A Polish Song and Dance Ensemble „Wilia” set off to Rzeszów tonight, where the 16th World Festival of Folk Ensembles of Polish Diaspora will take place. „Since 1989 „Wilia” participates… Read more »

‘Wilia’ on the World’s Festival of Polish Immigrant Folk Groups

On 23rd July the World’s Festival of Polish Immigraant Folk Groups [Światowy Festiwal Polonijnych Zespołów Folklorystycznych] will take place in Rzeszów. The Vilnius group ‘Willa’ will also take part in… Read more »

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