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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 »

Radczenko: Towards normality

Few weeks ago the Vilnius City Council introduced petitioner service in four languages: Lithuanian, English, Russian and Polish. It is something that the co-governing group EAPL could not do during… Read more »

Equal Opportunities Ombudsman’s Office: Pre-school compensations only for the rich

Equal Opportunities Ombudsman Agneta Lobačevskytė claimed that compensations for the children attending private pre-schools are discriminating on the social level, because they are beneficial only for the richer families. She… Read more »

Vilnius’ pre-schools – unending problems

It looks like the new Vilnius’ authorities will have the same problem with pre-schools as their predecessors. Problem with the lack of places in public pre-schools was to be resolved… Read more »

Montvydaitė: We want to help Lithuanians to get rid of stereotypes

Since 1st July of this year in Lithuania works The Department of national minorities by the government of Repulic of Lithuania. The decision to create this institution was made by… Read more »

Renovated schools in the Vilnius area await pupils

Till the pupils and teachers enjoy summer, there are renovations being made in more than ten schools and kindergartens in the Vilnius area. Every school is preparing, with its own… Read more »

Piotr Kępiński: The Suwalki Treaty

History sometimes happens to be trivial and provincial. It can smell like a burdock from a yard and not like big cities where important treaties are signed. Such is history… Read more »

Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaitė is going to Šalčininkai where she will visit a summer camp organised by the Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union.

President Dalia Grybauskaitė is going to Šalčininkai on Wednesday. This time she will visit the summer camp organized by Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union. One hundred people actively spend time on the… Read more »

Grybauskaitė: Lithuanians, Poles and Russians have a common purpose

“Our eastern neighbour does not use Lithuanian, Polish or Russian citizens but particular politicians to achieve its goals”, said the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė in an interview for “Kurier Wileński”… Read more »

Lithuanian political scientists talk about the new Polish president

Lithuanian political scientists believe that the new Polish president will pay more attention to the East-Central Europe than his predecessor, Bronisław Komorowski. Observers of the political scene are certain that… Read more »

The Mayor of Szyrwinty region belayed the construction of a canteen for a Polish school

In the Szyrwinty region, not every student will be able to eat in a light and spacious school canteen. That is the decision of this small region’s council headed by… Read more »

Vida Montvydaitė: the government has come round to seeing the need for the Department of National Minorities

“We assemble our team and we resolve organizational issues” says the Director of the Department of National Minorities Vida Montvydaitė. The guest of today’s Political Lounge (Salon Polityczny) added that… Read more »

Lithuanians living abroad advice not to rush into referendum on dual citizenship (3)

Dalia Henke, a Lithuanian from Germany, who is a newly elected chair of the board of Lithuanian World Community (Wspólnota Litwinów Świata), proposes not to rush into the referendum on… Read more »

The government has commissioned analysis of the situation of national minorities

When the government commissioned analysis of the situation of people belonging to national minorities in Lithuania the Ministry of Culture issued a call for tenders for it. According to the… Read more »

Legendary Polish school “No. 5” moves out to the other side of the river (31)

On the 1st of September 2016, Joachim Lelewel High school, legendary “No. 5”, has to leave its building in Antokol and relocate to the one in Żyrmuny, where is a… Read more »

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