List/Grid Monthly Archives: July 2015

Parents of children belonging to national minorities write to president

As we have been already informing, on Monday, 13th July, outside the Presidential Palace in Vilnius. the communities of Polish and Russian schools functioning in Vilnius organised a picket protesting… Read more »

Remigijus Šimašius: It’s a mistake that monuments in Vilnius do not speak Polish.

We have great problems in Vilnius in reorganizing a chain of schools’ –as the mayor of Vilnius, Remigijus Šimašius admits. The guest of today’s political broadcast added that the municipality… Read more »

Parents take matters into their own hands. Protest in front of the Presidential Palace.

The parents of children from Vilnius schools do not want to watch idly the situation created by the Government of Vilnius. This time they protest in front of the Presidential… Read more »

The Members of the European Parliament insist on the respect for the rights of the national minorities in Lithuania

In June 2015, 60 MEPs from 13 countries, representing various political factions, wrote a declaration to the Prime Minister of Lithuania about respectability for the rights of national minorities in… Read more »

Valdas Benkunskas: Schools in Vilnius should be rearranged now, not in two years’ time.

Although the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania delayed the education reform for two years, central authorities intend to reorganize all schools before the 1st September 2015. Valdas Benkunskas, who… Read more »

Tourist Jamboree of Poles in Lithuania: the youth train not only their fingers

“It’s been going smoothly and safely”, said Zbigniew Głazko the commander of the 27th Tourist Jamboree of Poles in Lithuania (Zlot Turystyczny Polaków na Litwie) in the beginning of the… Read more »

Polish citizens have the right but not the obligation to spell their names in the language of minority.

The statement of Irena Gasparavičiūte presented in the Lithuanian public TV LRT and also reprinted by Delfi.lt has already provoked several commentaries and corrections of false information given by her…. Read more »

The spelling of Polish surnames on identity documents

The statement of Irena Gasparavičiūte, which was given to the Lithuanian public television LRT (Lietuvos Nacionalinis Radijas ir Televizija), has caused a few comments and fair refutation about false information… Read more »

Matura Exam results: in Polish schools things are much worse than in the Lithuanian ones

This year’s high school graduates waited extremely long for the results of their finals. Lithuanian language exam took place on 1st June, but its results were not announced until 2nd… Read more »

Lithuanian Prime Minister: There is no betrayal in the act of implementation of the original non-Lithuanian names

The Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius assured the public opinion that he supports the implementation of spelling non-Lithuanian names in their original form. Although during the last cabinet meeting in Spring… Read more »

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