List/Grid Tag Archives: The State Commission of the Lithuanian Language

Why you cannot be named Mieszko or Ziemowit in Lithuania?

I bore a son three months ago. To give a name to a child sometimes may be a great challenge for young parents, especially in the Vilnius region. According to… 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 »

ArtVilnius 2016: a great merit for Polish culture

Poland is a special guest of Vilnius contemporary art fair ArtVilnius 2016, which began this Thursday in the Litexpo center. „Last year we have initiated an annual tradition of inviting… Read more »

The attorneys and the linguists discussed the spelling of first and last names, now it is over to the politicians

Even if there is a liberation of the spelling of foreign surnames, it will only influence the mixed marriages in which one of the spouses is a foreigner. However, the… Read more »

“No” for English language in public transport

The State Commission of the Lithuanian Language did not agree on spelling the informative labels about places and stops on the Centrum-Lotnisko relation (City Centre – Airport) in Lithuanian and… Read more »

Radczenko: The decision of State Commission of the Lithuanian Language is illogical and discriminating

“This is the end my only friend, the end of our elaborate plans, the end” Jim Morrison once sang. Lyrics of probably the most famous The Doors’ song came to… Read more »

The Seimas Committee supports the original spelling of names

On Wednesday, The Seimas Law and Order Committee  approved of the project according to which in identity documents first and last names of Lithuanian citizens may be written using the… Read more »

Parliament Committee about surnames: Yes for ‘w’, ‘q’, ‘x’ – no for ‘ą, ć, ę, ł, ń, ó, ś, ź, ż’

The Parliament Committee of Law and Rule of Law proposes the spelling of surnames in documents to be with the letters of Latin alphabet and based on the standards of… Read more »

P.K. Brzostowski High School in Turgeliai – the next Polish high school

The next Polish school in Šalčininkai (in Polish: Soleczniki) region has been granted high school status. On Friday, the official inauguration of Paweł Ksawery Brzostowski High School in Turgeliai (in Polish: Turgiele)… Read more »

The Seimas has passed two drafts of the laws on name spelling in the first reading

The Lithuanian Seimas passed a draft of Law on name spelling on Tuesday, which allows for the original spelling of names based on the Latin alphabet in identity documents. An… Read more »

The European Commission recquires explanations regarding the Lithuanian language. Cytacka’s husband has sued Lithuania in Brussels

Husband of the vice-minister of energy Renata Cytacka and Polish citizen-Mariusz  Cezary Cytacki, currently employed by the Vilnius Region Local Government, has issued a complaint to the European Commission for… Read more »

Algirdas Butkevičius: original spelling of surnames – in Autumn

Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius stated that the Law on Original Spelling of Surnames will be accepted in autumn, after receiving application of Commission of the Lithuanian Language. “As far as… Read more »

PM: The Name Spelling Act this autumn

The Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius expressed a hope that the act concerning the spelling of non-Lithuanian names will be passed this autumn, after a prior linguists’ opinion. The politician… Read more »

State Commission of the Lithuanian Language against bilingual inscriptions

On buses which are taking one of new routes in Vilnius District appeared bilingual inscriptions: ‘Vilnius-Rastinėnai’- in Lithuanian and ‘Wilno-Rostyniany’- in Polish.The State Commission of the Lithuanian Language (pl. Inspekscja… Read more »

The lack of the Law on National Minorities becomes an increasing problem

Although the question of national minorities in Lithuania is raised frequently, steps are still not taken towards the legal regulation of the current issues concerning minorities. The lack of the… Read more »

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