- May 20, 2013
Sikorski: on Polish minorities waiting for specifics
Relations between the two countries can become better if Lithuania will perform its obligations recorded in the Polish-Lithuanian Treaty of 1994, declared the head of Polish diplomacy, Radosław Sikorski. A major impact on the improvement of relations is changing the ruling coalition in Lithuania, added Polish minister.
“The current situation is to return to the old friendly relations is most imaging. It takes to Vilnius Lithuanian-Polish Treaty fulfilled 20 years ago and carried out old promises “he stressed in an interview with the” Gazeta Wyborcza “Sikorski. Head of Polish diplomacy said that Poland will help Lithuania during the Presidency of the European Union. “On the Polish minorities waiting on specifics. We do not want anything extraordinary, just the Poles to used the European standards “- said Sikorski.
“In Lithuania we have to deal with the paradoxical situation, because at the same time in any other outside Polish has as many Polish schools. And Poles co-government with Lithuanian (…) What matters is, however, the trend. If the relationship between the state and the Polish minority in Lithuania will get better, not worse, I’ll be the first to invest in friendship with Lithuania “- said the head of the Polish Foreign Ministry.
According to Sikorski bilingual subtitles street or locality or original spelling of names in official documents are not any excessive demands. “Recently, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania lamented that in 2010 failed to get the spelling of names. We hope that the second approach is going to work, “- said Sikorski.
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.