• May 14, 2013
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Polish-Lithuanian Parliamentary Group A session in Tricity comments by M.MACKIEWICZ

Fot. BFL/Šarūnas Mažeika

We are going to discuss in details the action plan for Poland and Lithuania to try to get on better terms – says the Member of RL Parliament  Michał Mackiewicz, one day before the Polish-Lithuanian steering committee meeting. The session starts tomorrow, 15-th of May, in Tricity.

Leonard Talmon – the President of Human Rights Committee at the RL Parliament, MP Antanas Matulas and Mečislovas Zasčiurinskas are the other Lithuanian participants in the session, apart from Michał Mackiewicz – the President of Lithuanian Parliamentary international group for contacts with the Republic of Poland.

The problems of national minorities and the way to sort them out, the joint projects, the prospects of long time cultural and science co-operation – these are the subjects which shall be discussed at the Parliamentary session, being held in Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot.

“We would like one more time to list the existing issues and figure out what is to be done to get them solved: whom we shall talk to, how to talk, what meetings to organize. We will discuss the action plan, to get Poland and Lithuania on better terms” – the Member of RL Parliament Michał Mackiewicz told zw.lt.

” I hope that all the Parliamentary Group members – they had become the Group members because they wanted to – are united for the common cause: resolving the problems and improvement of Polish-Lithuanian relations” – M. Mackiewicz added.

There will be several Polish-Lithuanian Parliamentary Group sessions and meetings for three days long. A meeting with the Marshal of the Polish Senate Bogdan Borusewicz is expected. The Polish part of the Group would like to present the legal and practical solutions undertaken by RP for the Kashubs – the ethnic group in Poland which is granted quite wide variety of minority rights, among others the opportunity to use their mother tongue at the governmental and municipal offices and to take the A-level certificate in Kashubian.

„The sessions and stay program, as well as the agenda for the meetings were sent to us from Poland in Lithuanian language. This is the detail – in my opinion – which tells us, that the Polish party is very much engaged in the co-operation” – emphasized Michał Mackiewicz.

Source: http://zw.lt/litwa/polsko-litewska-grupa-parlamentarna-obrady-w-trojmiescie/

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

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