• March 25, 2015
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Prime Minister of Lithuania met in Vilnius with the Lithuanians from Puńsk

Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevičius thanked the mayor for a long Puńsk activities for celebrities of Lithuania and uniting Lithuanians living in Poland. Lithuanian minority actually works very rapidly. It is worth noting that the Lithuanians in Puńsk shall enjoy the rights, of which for years unsuccessfully fighting the Poles in Lithuania: Lithuanian language in the municipality of Puńsk auxiliary language, also introduced 30 bilingual geographical names for places and bilingual road signs. As you can see – labels are not acceptable on only one side of the Polish-Lithuanian border.

Representatives Puńsk, the only municipality in Poland, which constitute the majority of Lithuanians, met in Vilnius with Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevičius. The Prime Minister expressed his gratitude to the mayor Puńsk Liszkowskiemu Witold (Vytautas point Liškauskas) for long-term activities for rozsławiania Lithuania and uniting Lithuanians living in Poland.

“Puńsk is a beautiful example of how sparse the community successfully implements a lot of projects, working with local government organizations in almost all Litwy- stressed the head of government – his famous not work Puńsk, its culture, are making an modern relations between our two neighboring countries.” Puńsk Municipal Office completed 30 EU projects in cooperation with local governments Lazdijai, Alytus region and Calvary in Lithuania. The municipality is also working with local authorities in Wyłkowyszkach, Taurage region, local m. Alytus, Marijampole and Palanga.

The Lithuanian minority in Puńsk actually works very rapidly. It is worth noting that the Lithuanians in Puńsk shall enjoy the rights, of which for years unsuccessfully fighting the Poles in Lithuania. Since 2006, the Lithuanian language in the municipality of Puńsk auxiliary language, introduced in 2008, 30 bilingual geographical names for the village. In June 2009, the thirty towns municipalities bilingual road signs were installed. The commune also operate educational institutions, aimed at the Lithuanian minority. These are Primary and Secondary School of Polish and Lithuanian language of instruction to them. Darius and Girenasa in Puńsk, Elementary School with Lithuanian language of instruction in Widugierach, Kindergarten Local Government of Lithuania and the Polish language of instruction in Puńsk and High School of the Lithuanian language of instruction. March 11 in Puńsk. Since 1991 Puńsk Aušra printing works, which seems biweekly “Aušra” and schoolbooks to teach in Lithuanian.

In the census of 2011 year with 75.7 percent. Puńsk declared residents of Lithuanian nationality, 24.3 percent. – Polish.

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

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