List/Grid Tag Archives: national minorities

Duchniewicz: Is there enough political will to solve problems of national minority schools?

Proms are right around the corner, final exams are approaching. And together with them revives the discussions about the unified Lithuanian language exam for students from Lithuanian and Polish-language schools… Read more »

Dobrowolska: It’s not worth it to manipulate the concept of discrimination

In recent days, the concept of ‘discrimination’ on national grounds is extremely popular in the Lithuanian media. Not only journalists use it, but also representatives of Lithuanian authorities. “This term… Read more »

Liekis and Valatka about AWPL-ZChR in the coalition: Tomaszewski did not even mention Polish postulates

Political scientist and historian Šarūnas Liekis as well as journalist Rimvydas Valatka think that AWPL-ZChR does not mention the so-called Polish demands on purpose, because their solution is not what… Read more »

Something is changing for the better

At the end of October I had the pleasure to participate in a conference on the theory and practice of legal regulations concerning national minorities. Ljubica Djordjević, Fernand De Varennes,… Read more »

Radczenko: Poles in Lithuania want respect

Same time ago, I was talking to a Lithuanian politician of Russian origin about the rights of national minorities. “ I don’t understand the demand for bilingual names of streets… Read more »

There will be a new Lithuanian kindergarten in Suwałki?

On the forthcoming Wednesday (15th August) Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is going to pay an official visit to Poland where he is going to meet the Lithuanian community. The head… Read more »

Paluckas criticises conservatives: Patriotism does not depend on the teaching Lithuanian language

“It is a very strange matter and with no prospect” – these are the words the leader of social democrats Gintautas Paluckas used to comment on conservatives’ idea concerning changes… Read more »

Radczenko: Let’s stop thinking about Polish identity in romantic categories and start in marketing categories

All statistic data show that Polish identity in Lithuania is shrinking. Slowly but unavoidably. As it results from a common census from year 2011, Poles  are still the biggest national… Read more »

Radchenko: The Latvian alternative would affect the integration of national minorities

Latvia continues the gradual liquidation of the education in languages ​​of national minorities. Knowing the delights of the right side of the Lithuanian political scene with all kinds of “Latvian… Read more »

Radczenko: Positive discrimination of national minorities is essential

National Examination Center published results on lithuanian language and literature exam. The results are worse than in previous years in lithuanian as well as in national minority schools. At schools… Read more »

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