• August 5, 2014
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The next meeting of the court concerning bilingual signs

InŠalčininkai, today (August 5th), will be held the next meeting of the court concerning  bilingual street signs on private homes.
The director of the office of administration of local area of Šalčininkai –  Jozef Rybak will stand trial, he often repeated that he will not take off Polish plates and does not intend to fight with the Polish language.

 The issue of the presence of bilingual signs would be sorted out by the adoption of the Law on National Minorities, which would define the use of minority languages​​.

,, Faction AWPL issued amendments to the Law on national minorities, which would allow bilingual spelling. After the second reading amendments have been changed. The situation is that the final stage of adoption of the law will be dealt with during the autumn session “- informs Vice-President Jaroslaw Narkiewicz of the Sejm.

Politician of AWPL, emphasizes that the current of the situation is unacceptable. ,, On the basis of Šalčininkai we see that this situation is does not have the end, this is unacceptable and in all possible ways we intend to defend this as the right of citizens to the use of theirown  language are clearly broken “- said vice-chairman of the Sejm.

Translated by Patrycja Pawłowska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

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