List/Grid Tag Archives: National minorities’ rights

Polish national minority puts national security into danger?

  ‘If Polish society would be given exceptional rights it would give Russia and groups dependent on it a pretext to demand same rights for Russian societies in all Baltic… Read more »

Street name plates in Polish only on private properties or as a tourist information

The first and the only street name plate with the name of Warszawska Street in Polish disappeared unexpectedly from the vicinity of Rasos Cemetery in Vilnius. Only two months ago,… Read more »

Department of National Minorities: the discussion about minority

“We strongly encourage to organising meetings and to cooperation of different autonomies and cities. The more events will be organised, the better we get to know each other, the less… Read more »

AWPL-ZChR Has Approved Election Programme and List of Candidates in Parliamentary Election

The administrative and state-governance reform, pro-family policy, an increase of retirement pension, changes in the taxation policy , changes in the education-financing system, and in the field of the foreign… Read more »

USA Protect Our Rights: Rally by the Embassy of the United States

„USA protect our rights,” „Give the land back to its rightful owners” – under such slogans a mass meeting took place in front of the Embassy of the United States… Read more »

Maria Koc: Relations with Lithuania depend on Lithuania’s goodwill

 “If we do not see the will of solving these problems, it’s hard to speak of making the cooperation stronger,” Deputy Marshal of the Polish Senate Maria Koc said at… 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 »

Government has rejected original name spelling on the 2nd page of passport

On Wednesday, 27th April, the government did not approve the bill which was to allow the original spelling of non-Lithuanian first and last names on the second page of the… Read more »

Liberals in PKD: Unsolved Polish problems are a shame of Lithuania

 “Liberals have always consistently voted for solving the so-called Polish postulates concerning original transcription and bilingual inscriptions,” assured Eligijus Masiulis, Chairman of the Liberal Movement, at the meeting in the… Read more »

Rally at the U.S. embassy: ”We are forced to ask a big country for help”

On a Tuesday afternoon, there was a protest rally at the U.S. Embassy in Vilnius in a defence of national minorities. Almost 500 people participated in this demonstration. ”The United… 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 »

An educational conference in the Seimas

A conference “The national minorities’ education in Lithuania: experience, present, future” was held on Wednesday, 16th of March, in the Seimas. The aim of the meeting was to discuss development… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Land restitution: déjà vu of the Soviet times

The competences in the field of land restitution that were taken away from local governments in the mid-1990s are to be given back. Central authorities decide to take such measures… Read more »

Non-Lithuanian „w” still banned

The situation of writing non-Lithuanian surnames in Lithuania resembles a scene from a Polish movie „Sami Swoi”, when on the way to court a mother put a granade into her… Read more »

Tomaszewski in the defence of minority schools

Today, about 11 p.m. Member of the European Parliament, Waldemar Tomaszewski, spoke during parliamentary speeches in the series „important political matters”. In his speech [Tomaszewski] publicized the problems of national… Read more »

Another national minorities’ school won in court

The process of transforming schools in Lithuania is ongoing. At first, the assumption was that since 1st September high schools should be eliminated from the educational system: they ought to… 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 »

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