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On the discrimination of Polish education in Lithuania in the Polish Senate and European Parliament

An attack on Polish schools in the Vilnius Region has started this year. Last March, the local government of the Trakai District decided to ‘reorganize’, or rather degrade two Polish schools. Actions, that were unfavourable to Polishness and were aimed at limiting education of centuries-old traditions, started intensifying. The existence of schools is threatened mainly in the Trakai District, but the situation in the Šalčininkai District is also bad, as it is threatened by the Lithuanian government with financial restrictions simply for maintaining Polish schools. Read more

Rally against discrimination of Polish education in Lithuania

In connection to the unprecedented attack against Polish schools in Lithuania by the current liberal-nationalist authorities of Lithuania, the aim of which is to liquidate or downgrade to a lower level several Polish schools in the Vilnius, Šalčininkai and Trakai districts (including 8 gymnasia, i.e. Šv. Kazimiero in Medininkai, Tadeušo Konvickio in Buivydžiai, Šv. Jono Bosko in Egliškės, Šv. Uršulės Leduchovskos in Juodašiliai, Povilo Ksavero Bžostovskio in Turgeliai, Adomo Mickevičiaus in Dieveniškės, Anos Krepštul in Butrimonys, and Longin Komolovski in Paluknys), the school communities of the Vilnius Region are organizing a protest action and preparing an appeal of support for the preservation of Polish schools. The event will take place in front of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Vilnius. Read more

I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die. [John 11:25-26]

On the occasion of Easter, please accept my heartfelt wishes: peace, health,

cheerfulness in your hearts, plenty of spring optimism, faith and hope for a better tomorrow, and encouragement for each new day.

Let the Risen Christ be our light and guide, and let this joyful and special time spent with our loved ones will become a true strengthening of the Christian tradition.

Valdemar Tomaševski

Member of the European Parliament

President of APL and EAPL

 

Parties’ cooperation in defence of true European values getting stronger

The ‘Madrit Summit’ – meeting of leaders of European patriotic, libertarian, Christian and centre-right parties – took place on 28th and 29th January. The main message of the summit was ‘Defend Europe’. The meeting was hosted by Santiago Abascal, leader of the Spanish party Vox. Party leaders from all over Europe came to Madrid to support a Europe of Homelands based on Christian values. Read more

The Vilnius District Municipality to cover considerable part of heating and water costs

Due to the huge increase of raw materials’ prices, bills for heating and water increased too. In response to this situation, the faction of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Alliance of the Vilnius District Municipality Council has registered a draft resolution, which had foreseen as much as 50% heating subsidy for residents as of January 2022. The Vilnius District Municipality would spend up to 2 million euros for this purpose. Read more

Act on spelling of names and surnames approved in the Seimas. 1 letter for Poles – yes. 10 – no.

The Seimas of Lithuania has adopted the draft Act on the spelling of names and surnames allowing to use Latin letter when writing ones’ names. Poles in Lithuania will only be able to use the letter „w” among others approved („w”, „x”, „q”). The changes do not include the letters with diacritics, that are important to Lithuanian Poles: ą, ć, ę, ł, ń, ó, ś, ź, ż, dź, dż. If the President signs the bill, it will come into force on 1st May 2022. Read more

MPs of Lithuania and Poland as well as Members of the European Parliament protecting Dieveniškės inhabitants

Last Monday, on 19th July, local residents of Dieveniškės met with the Member of the Polish Parliament Anna Maria Siarkowska, Member of the Lithuanian Parliament Česlav Olševski and Member of the European Parliament Valdemar Tomaševski. The meeting concerned the outrageous attempt of the conservative-liberal coalition to establish a centre for about a thousand Islamic economic migrants in the centre of the town. It has to be mentioned that an extraordinary session of the Šalčininkai District Self-Government Council took place on 16th July where Councillors unanimously opposed the idea to establish the centre for immigrants in Dieveniškės. However, Minister Arvydas Anušauskas ignored the decision of the Council and the will of the inhabitants and is still trying to impose his plan. Read more

The rightful owners are discriminated by even involving a bailiff

Česlav Olševski, Member of the Seimas from the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania-Christian Families Alliance, raised the issue of land restitution once again during the morning session of the Seimas (during the so-called government hour,) last Thursday, on 10th June. The subject of finalizing the process of restoring property rights, especially relevant to the inhabitants of the Vilnius Region, hardly appears in the public space anymore, although it is a priority for the state. Read more

Valdemar Tomaševski: “the future of Europe should be based on Christian values”. A very concise conference, organized by ECR and EAPL-CFA, was held in Vilnius.

‘The future of Europe should be built on the foundation of Christian values,’ stated Valdemar Tomaševski, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Chairman of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Alliance (EAPL-CFA) during the seventh conference on ‘Future of Europe. New Hope’ organized by the Group of European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) in Vilnius. Read more