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Strong voice of MEPs in defence of minority schools in Lithuania

Today another meeting of the Intergroup for Traditional Minorities, National Communities and Languages took place in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. On the request of the Chairmen of the Intergroup, Members of the European Parliament Jordi Sebastià (Spain), Nils Torvalds (Finland) and Kinga Gál (Hungary), the meeting was devoted to minority’s education in Lithuania. Read more

Statement of the Member of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania

Yesterday, at the request of parents I was present at V. Sirokomlės secondary school in Vilnius. There were two policemen from the Prevention subdivision of the First Police Station in Vilnius. They were carrying out operational activities based on questioning the teachers. It was all concerning an anonymous that was allegedly received by the police. The officers questioned the names of the participants of the legal rally and school strike organized in defence of the education of national minorities. This action is outrageous and unacceptable in a democratic state ruled by law; it is an attempt to intimidate the school community which in a legal and civilized way stands in defence of their rights. Unfortunately, it was not the first case of such outrageous authorities’ actions using the police help. Six months ago there was a search carried out during lessons’ time in the Vasilijus Kačialovas gymnasium in Vilnius and in the Sofija Kovalevskaja secondary school in Vilnius. Read more

Good results of Sunday’s elections predict successful outcomes of coming parliamentary elections

The elections were held in Lithuania last Sunday on June 7. EAPL members took part in them and according to the party their results were good. Such an assessment of the results of repeated local elections in Trakai and Širvintos districts as well as of elections’ of a member in a single-seat Varėna-Eišiškės constituency was presented by the Chairman of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania, Member of the European Parliament Valdemar Tomaševski and EAPL Seimas Faction Vice Chairwoman Vanda Kravčionok during a press conference which took place in the Seimas on Monday. Read more