- February 13, 2014
Valdemar Tomaševski: the Law on Ethnic Minorities will be passed, there is no other option
Valdemar Tomaševski, the leader of Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania (EAPL), has no doubts that the Law on Ethnic Minorities will soon be passed.
“I think it is only a matter of time. This problem will be solved very quickly, there is no other option. There are certain requirements that have to be met. It refers to the spelling of names and signs as well.” – said Tomaševski on a press conference at Seimas.
“There is a law approved government programme, which should be accepted.” – he commented on the latest statement of Algirdas Butkevičius, the Prime Minister, who would like to investigate whether such a law is even necessary.
At the meeting with representatives of ethnic minorities, Butkevičius is going to ask if the Law on Ethnic Minorities is needed in Lithuania. This fact is confirmed by Remigijus Motuzas, the deputy chancellor.
„We would like to invite all ethnic minorities’ communities to discuss with Prime Minister who wants to ask if it is enough for Lithuania to be EU member state and whether we have to accept different laws concerning ethnic minorities’ rights.” – said Motuzas.
The meeting is planned to be held on Tuesday (18th February).
Tłumaczenie by Ewa Żakowska w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Ewa Żakowska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.