- May 13, 2013
Draconian penalties for Polish boards
A Lithuanian court wants to beggar the Poles for displaying the Polish street names — penalty 1 000 litas per day threatens the director of Government Administration Vilnius region Lucy Kotłowskiej.
Her punishing clamoring for the bailiff, which enforces the implementation of Polish removal and injunctive plates and a representative of the Government of the region of Vilnius, which Kotłowską submitted a summons application to just behind the Polish street names. Previously, the headmistress has been repeatedly punished with fines for failure to comply with judicial decisions. ” — Lawsuits and ruling address both individual names of streets, as well as the whole streets of our Division. There were so few such matters — explains in an interview with “Courier” Lucyna Kotłowska.
Earlier fines ranged from a few hundred to a thousand Litas. ‘s Last fine director in 2011 but did not pay. Now, the bailiff of the governor calling for the government to enforce both penalties as well as interest on the unpaid fines. In this case, the Lithuanian law provides that the court may impose a fine of up to 1 000 litas for each day of delay to pay the debt to the loans, in this case the bailiff. The fine is to be enforced with the director’s personal assets. In the current situation Kotłowska waiting for a decision, which the court will announce on Thursday, May 16. This decision will be binding, without appeal, at least in Lithuania. Similarly, draconian penalties threatened by Bolesław Dashkievich, director of administration of the second so-called. Polish Vilnius-Šalčininkai region. It’s also pursuing bailiff and governor of the government for not removing plates from the Polish street names.
The case threatens penalties Lithuanian Poles draconian triggered a flurry of members of the Polish Parliament. Mr Jarosław Sellin with the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs said our newspaper, that the enforcement of debt collectors to the Director of the Vilnius region should take care of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In turn, a member of the “law and justice” Adam Lipinski said that his club will refer the request to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, what steps has taken or intends to take in this matter. The case will also be talked to members of the Polish-Lithuanian parliamentary meeting this week will be held in Warsaw.
A minority of Poland in Lithuania for several years is prosecuted for posting of placards with the Polish street names. The State language Inspectorate and the representative of the Government think that these plates are contrary to the law on the State language and must be removed. Such a decision was made two years ago, by the Supreme Administrative Court. His decision is final and not subject to appeal. Responsibility for removal of Directors has been given the Administration divisions of Vilnius and Šalčininkai. The directors of the older sadowemu ruling. Polish off the boards of buildings and the public, however, the directors do not have legal mechanisms to enforce from the inhabitants delete arrays with their private property. As we previously reported, before the representatives of the Ministry of public order of the Government Administration of Vilnius have attempted to convince the residents of several villages to the photos of the houses of the Polish street names, but no one any plate is not removed. Director Lucy Kotłowska moreover pointed to the court for an explanation of the legal execution of a judicial decision of Vilnius residents of the area, but the court did not explain that to her. Applied for a further fines for the fact that the director does not impose on the residents of the region to comply with the court ruling in a case in which these people are not even a party.
The current Government, announced that it will solve the problem of double street names and towns. This is going to ration the law on national minorities, on which the project was a special expert group. The project was supposed to be presented to the Government by the end of April, however, has never seen the light of day. Last week, culture minister Šarūnas Birutis refused to sign the project. The Minister concluded that the project was poorly prepared and must still be finalized. They said, however, for how long will stretch more work on this document. Previously, government officials said that during this session the draft arrives at the Sejm.
Tłumaczenie by Katarzyna Dąbrowska w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Katarzyna Dąbrowska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.