List/Grid Tag Archives: The organisations of national minorities in Lithuania

National minorities in the labour market

Over the last months, the Department of National Minorities has been implementing the project titled “Confirming the representatives of national minorities in the labour market”. The project is of a… Read more »

EFHR: Meeting with the Advisory Committee of Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

On 6 March 2018 representatives of the Advisory Committee of the Council of Europe (Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities) met with representatives of… Read more »

Polish Discussion Club debates issues with textbooks: We can’t back down

Will Polish students living in Lithuania study from textbooks appropriate for the twenty-first century? On Thursday, January 25, this problem was discussed in the Polish Discussion Club. The debate took… Read more »

Polish children in Lithuania learn from error-ridden textbooks

„Stack snowballs in the actual pile”, „Have you ever thrown blood from your nose?”, “Add comfortably”, “The fox sneakiest”: these are not sentences from the once popular satirical blog “Pulaki… Read more »

Czesław Okińczyc: Never say ‘never’

James Bond used to say “Never say ‘never’”. I don’t know how well this works in other fields. But in Lithuanian politics – especially in politics of the EAPL–CFA –… Read more »

Kubilius: Reducing election threshold for minorities is the opportunity to create something alternative for EAPL-CFA

The parliamentary group of 3 May, which deals with national minorities’ matters, has proposed to reduce the election threshold for parties that represent national minorities in Lithuania. According to Andrius… Read more »

Unchanged policy of the Lithuanian state towards Poles in Lithuania

Representatives of national minorities used to call the Department of National Minorities and Emigration – a department for Lithuanian state defence against minorities. The department, which was closed in 2010,… Read more »

Polish Discussion Club at March of Remembrance in Molėtai

On Monday afternoon, a March of Remembrance took place in Molėtai, the aim of which was to commemorate about 2,000 Jewish inhabitants of the town murdered 75 years ago, who… Read more »

Jewish gravestones return to the former cemetery

Fragments of Jewish gravestones from a demolished transforming station and other facilities in Vilnius are transferred to the former Jewish cemetery at Olandų Street. On Tuesday, August 23th, the Local… Read more »

20th Anniversary of Association of Polish Engineers and Technicians in Lithuania

The Association of Polish Engineers and Technicians in Lithuania has been functioning for 20 years already! It was founded in the summer of 1996 on the initiative of a group… Read more »

Polish Education Problems in Lithuania as Subject of Polish Senate Session

Issues of Polish education in the East, including Lithuania, were the subject of a session held on Monday by the Emigration Affairs and Contacts with Poles Abroad Committee functioning as… Read more »

A Polish man elected vice-chairman of the National Communities Council of Lithuania

Władysław Wojnicz, vice-principal of the Polish Cultural Center in Vilnius, has been elected new vice-chairman of the National Communities Council operating by the Department of National Minorities in Lithuania. Gunta… Read more »

‘Unity of nations’ race in Šalčininkai

For the 2nd time the youth’s organization „Europroject” organized the ‘Unity of nations’ race (Tautų vienybės bėgimas ) in Šalčininkai. ‘The symbolic thing was that the race took place on… 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 »

“Vilnius Patriotic Young People” react on FBI director statement

Polish demand apologise from FBI director on his statement on Polish involvement in Holocaust. Moreover, Polish Association on Lithuania “Vilnius Patriotic Young People” also reacted on this fact and wrote… Read more »

Polish-Lithuanian Academy: Our generation is to build new relations

20 students from Poland and Lithuania met in Vilnius for the seventh time for Polish-Lithuanian Academy. They will be discussing particular aspects of Polish-Lithuanian cooperation and about the possibility of… Read more »

Storm in a teacup

With astonishment I am following the ‘debate’ that broke out in Lithuanian media and social networks ‘on the Borusewicz issue’. It came almost from nothing and it will end in… Read more »

The rector of the Polish University of the Third Age in Vilnius: Poles should be on top.

‘In our Polish University of the Third Age in Vilnius, we build bridges between generations. We organize meetings with the grandchildren of our students, hold meetings in schools, kindergartens. We… Read more »

Polish organizations in Lithuania. Were it not for Poland…

By 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support Polish community in Lithuania has allocated 14 million PLN (3.5 million). Total last year, the Polish Foreign Ministry issued a decision… Read more »

Artur Zapolski: ‘I do not understand Jarosław Narkiewicz’s objections’.

According to Artur Zapolski, the president of the Polish Debating Club, it is not easy to grasp the gist of objections made by Jarosław Narkiewicz, the vice-leader of the Lithuanian… Read more »

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