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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 »

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 »

“Engineer of the Year 2015” competition concluded

The Association of Polish Engineers and Technicians in Lithuania (STIP) organised the “Engineer of the Year” competition for the eighth time. Its conclusion took place on 22nd April in 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 »

Poland and Lithuania on the Same Level of Democracy

The level of democracy in Lithuania is higher than in Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Belarus. However, it is lower than in neighboring Estonia and Latvia – says the report from… Read more »

Vilnius AWPL’s conference. “To keep up with the residents’ problems and resolve them”

On 1st April in the House of Polish Culture a report-and-election conference held by the Vilnius Division of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania (AWPL) took place. When presenting… 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 »

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 »

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 »

To Šalčininkai for a carnival!

These are the last days of the annual carnival. For this reason, on the 7th February, on the last Sunday preceding Ash Wednesday, the annual carnival was held in the… 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 »

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 »

The Session of the Polish Fraction of Lithuanian Freedom Union

On Monday, January 19th, the session of the Polish Fraction of Lithuanian Freedom Union took place. The issues concerning Polish education in Lithuania were referred to in the meeting. Not… Read more »

Fr. Józef Aszkiełowicz – “Pole of the Year 2015”

On 7th January results of the “Kurier Wileński” [trans. The Courier of Vilnius] Readers plebiscite, “Pole of the Year 2015,” were counted up. It is already the 18th edition of… Read more »

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