• February 12, 2013
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Sikorski: This mistake has to be corrected (The Act on surnames can improve Polish-Lithuanian relations)

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Only after accepting the Act on the original spelling of surnames by the Lithuanian Parliament one can speak about a new dynamics of Polish-Lithuanian relations, said Radosław Sikorski, as “Gazeta Wyborcza” informed. 

Sikorski emphasized that the last-week visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius was good and they were preparing talks of Prime Ministers together.

“The fact that the Minister of Foreign Affairs apologized for rejecting a good and compromise project of the Act on the spelling of surnames by the Lithuanian Parliament on the day of the last visit of Lech Kaczyński is firstly a beautiful gesture, but secondly it leads to an obvious political conclusion – that this mistake has to be corrected” – said the minister.

Last week the Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius in the talk with “Rzeczpospolita” apologized for his colleagues who, on the day of the last foreign visit of Lech Kaczyński, did not support the Act on the spelling of surnames compromise for the Polish minority.

Today the Prime Minister  Algirdas Butkevičius is visiting Warsaw.

The main topics of the Prime Minister’s visit include: economic cooperation and international projects realization, such as  Rail Baltica, Via Baltica, energetics and problems of the Lithuanian Poles.

Source: http://pl.delfi.lt/aktualia/polska/sikorski-ten-blad-trzeba-naprawic.d?id=60652023

Tłumaczenie Barbara Szydłowska w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Barbara Szydłowska the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu. 

 

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