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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 »

110,000 zloty – the balance of the “A Package for a Countryman and Hero in Kresy” campaign

110,000 zloty is the balance of the 2nd edition of the “A Package for a Countryman and Hero in Kresy” campaign. 900 packages got to Poles living in the Vilnius… Read more »

Michał Mackiewicz: A Polish school was here, still is, and will be in future

In an interview with Michał Mackiewicz, the Chairman of the Association of Poles in Lithuania (ZPL) and a member of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania as a representative… Read more »

Appeal to Polish authorities: “We are determined to fight for fair treatment of Polish students!”

“We are determined to fight for the good of our children. Please, take immediate action in the defence of the Polish schools and Poles in Lithuania,” representatives of the Polish… Read more »

A general teachers’ strike is to take place

On Tuesday December 8th a general teachers’ strike is set to take place. More than 350 schools and around 10 thousand teachers are going to take part in the strike…. Read more »

Lithuanian – foreman, but another – workman. A way to nowhere in the Polish education field in Lithuania

What made me come back once again to the topic of the Polish minority in Lithuania was upsetting statistics of the children from Polish families attending the schools with Polish… Read more »

Michał Dworczyk: Issues concerning Poles abroad are a very important matter for the government and parliament

Michał Dworczyk, PiS Member of Parliament, has been elected as a new chairman of the Contacts with Poles Abroad Committee. “All Poles living abroad should be the main interest of… Read more »

Polish-Lithuanian Independence Day with the Polish Discussion Club

Polish beer, Polish sauerkraut stew, Polish songs, and interesting interlocutors – yesterday in “Piano Man” bar the Polish Discussion Club (PKD) organised a meeting dedicated to the 97th anniversary of… Read more »

The Relay Race of Independence Day at the Marshal’s Mausoleum

The National Independence Day is memorialised in a special way in Wileńszczyzna for the 21st time already. It is thanks to the relay race which heads towards the Mother and… 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 »

The Polish school in Vilnius does not give in

We previously wrote that, two weeks ago, on 20th October, the Vilnius Regional Administrative Court adopted a ruling that is unfavourable towards the Polish Szymon Konarski Secondary School in Vilnius. The judiciary defeated… Read more »

Prosecutor’s office will tackle labels on T-shirts

Equality Service has submitted complain to the Vilnius local prosecutor’s office regarding the controversial label on the shirts, which were worn by some of the participants of the Family Reunion… Read more »

Vilnius alternative music scene in the Polish Discussion Club: We sing in Polish because we want to

“Perhaps from the commercial point of view it is not worth to sing in Polish in Lithuania, however, alternative musicians stand out from the rest by doing what they want,… Read more »

Polish Medical Association. Conference for the 25 years of activity

International Medical Conference ‘History of Vilnius’ medicine’, which is devoted to 25 years of activity of the Polish medical community in Lithuania, is taking place in Vilnius. Doctors, members of… Read more »

The Polish Sejm has adopted a resolution concerning Polish education in Lithuania

On Friday the Sejm almost unanimously adopted a resolution in which it expressed its anxiety at the process of limiting the access to education in Polish for Poles living in… Read more »

New school year in “Syrokomlówka”: hopes for a gymnasium

Władysław Syrokomla Secondary School in Vilnius in this new school year has 860 students, 36 completed classes and two groups responsible for preparing 6-year-olds. Currently it is the biggest Polish… Read more »

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