- July 15, 2014
Butkevičius: No bilingual plates.
The PM Algirdas Butkevičius informed that there will be no bilingual plates in the regions densely populated by national minorities.
The PM, after the meeting with the conservative faction, stated that it has been agreed upon that from the draft of the Law on national minorities only some postulates can be passed.
„I can responsibly say that there will be no bilingualism in the regions, no plates with bilingual writings on them, but some of the postulates, as I may presume, can be passed” said the PM on Tuesday.
As for the original spelling of the names in documents, Butkevičius thinks that this issue should not be linked with the Polish minority. Especially the Lithuanian women who married foreigners demand the validation of the original spelling – argues Butkevičius.
The Seimas will try to discuss the drafts of the Laws on national minorities and original name spelling this afternoon.
The drafts were to be discussed during the plenary sessions last week, but the discussion was rescheduled.
Translated by Alicja Dudzik within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.