• June 17, 2015
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Ambassador’s meeting with the headmaster of high school under the name of Joachim Lelewel in Vilnius

The fate of the endangered Polish schools in Lithuania is an interesting issue for many communities. Jarosław Czubiński, the Polish ambassador in Vilnius, met with the authorities of high school under the name of Joachim Lelewel in Vilnius. This high school is one out of four Polish schools in Vilnius that is endangered by the reorganization of the schooling system. It is also the oldest active Polish school in Lithuania – its origins date back to year 1915.

Last week the issue of Polish education in Lithuania was discussed by the Polish Prime Minister, Ewa Kopacz, and the Lithuanian Prime Minister, Algirdas Butkevičius. The Polish Prime Minister requested to listen and understand the arguments given by the Polish community in Lithuania to preserve the current schooling system. She was assured by Algirdas Butkevičius that the Lithuanian government and Parliament will take action to solve this problem.

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

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