- May 13, 2013
Mackiewicz: we want to explain what interferes with Polish – Lithuanian relations
The delegation of The RL Sejm deputies under Michał Mackiewicz’s leadership is going to arrive to Warsaw on the nearest Wednesday (15th of May). The meeting is going to be held as part of Polish – Lithuanian parliamentary group.
We want to talk over concrete plan of our activity. What steps are we going to take until the end of our tenure. “We want to articulate all the problems, which get in the way of Polish – Lithuanian relations, which were friendly until recent time” – said to PL DELFI Michał Mackiewicz, the leader of Polish – Lithuanian parliamentary group. In the opinion of the politic, matters have gotten a little better, since during the last tenure there wasn’t any group like that. “Unlike the Parliamentary Assembly, our group acts in more social principles” – explained Mackiewicz.
Together with Mackiewicz, to Warsaw are coming also Leonard Talmont, Antanas Matulas and Mečislovas Zasčiurinskas.
A few years ago Polish – Lithuanian relations were called strategic partnership. Currently, the relations have gotten worse. Polish side charges Lithuania with not eventuating from its obligations. First of all it concerns original writing of surnames and bilingual names of streets and places.
Relations have gotten worse in 2011, when the Sejm of RL amended the education law, which introduced standardized exam of national language for Lithuanian and non – Lithuanian schools.
Tłumaczenie by Zuzanna Horbacz w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Zuzanna Horbacz within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.