List/Grid Tag Archives: Original spelling of names and surnames

Lithuanian MPs Invited to Warsaw

After a long break, members of the Lithuanian Seimas received an invitation from their fellows in Warsaw. A delegation of the Seimas Committee on European Affairs is going to go… Read more »

Names Spelling Issue Will Be Passed to the Next Seimas

Contrary to the announcements of the Social Democrats co-ruling in Lithuania that they were ready to pass the bill on the foreign first and last names spelling during the spring… Read more »

Original Spelling of Names Already in Autumn? Little Chance

Perhaps in autumn, during the last session of the current term of office, the Seimas will consider the bills concerning the original spelling of first and last names. The chances,… 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 »

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 »

Another “w” in Lithuanian official document

The Lithuanian citizen Miglė Vantens has come out on top. After having married a Belgium’s citizen, she managed to have her surname recorded in the marriage certificate with the letter… Read more »

The European Court of Human Rights will not deal with the spelling of non-Lithuanian surnames

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has crossed off the petition on the spelling of non-Lithuanian names and surnames from the list of cases, informed the Ministry of Justice…. Read more »

Problem of Spelling non-Lithuanian Names in their Original Form. Solution in the Spring?

Prime Minister of Lithuania,  the president of the Social Democratic Party of Lituania assures that the problem of non-Lithuanian names, including Polish names, will be solved this spring. He does… Read more »

Maria Przełomiec: Warsaw has to cut Tomaszewski off from money

“Poles should take an active part in the life of their country. I would really like Poles in Lithuania to be an intellectual, cultural elite, not a besieged heritage park,”… Read more »

Antanas Smetona: original spelling of surnames does not contradict the Lithuanian constitution

The spelling of non-Lithuanian surnames in their original version is not a threat to the status of the Lithuanian language – said Antanas Smetona, a linguist and the dean of… 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 »

Local government in the law case of using the ‘w’

The central government won’t sue the decision of Vilnius District Court in the case of spelling the name of the Lithuanian citizen who married a Belgian. The Court ordered the… Read more »

Mayor of Vilnius: Vilnius Civil Registry Office will write surnames with the notorious letters “w, q and x”

Vilnius City Council see no reasons to contest the Vilnius City District Court judgement regarding the change of the surname of a Lithuanian woman and putting the “w” letter in… Read more »

Sabatauskas: The decision of the court regarding the letter “w” might cause anxiety

Yesterday the Vilnius Regional Court obliged Vilnius Civil Registry Office to allow a Lithuanian woman married to a Belgian man to write their surname in the marriage certificate with the… Read more »

I was surprised by the “w”

The new leader of the Lithuanian conservatives, the MEP Gabrielius Landsbergis, was totally surprised by the judgement about the letter “w” in the act of marriages. He could not understand… Read more »

Polish citizens have the right but not the obligation to spell their names in the language of minority.

The statement of Irena Gasparavičiūte presented in the Lithuanian public TV LRT and also reprinted by Delfi.lt has already provoked several commentaries and corrections of false information given by her…. Read more »

Lithuanian Prime Minister: There is no betrayal in the act of implementation of the original non-Lithuanian names

The Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius assured the public opinion that he supports the implementation of spelling non-Lithuanian names in their original form. Although during the last cabinet meeting in Spring… Read more »

Deliberations in the Seimas on spelling surnames have been adjourned

The Seimas has adjourned deliberations on a bill allowing to spell surnames in their original form because an alternative bill, submitted by Conservative politics, has not been included in the… Read more »

Graužinienė: The act on the surnames spelling is “incidental”

The law on the original spelling of names is incidental, says the chairman of the parliament, Loreta Graužinienė, and encourages to approach the case constructively. “I think this bill is… Read more »

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