Rita Tamašunienė and Waldemar Tomaszewski

Unfulfilled electoral promises of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania: turning away from the ethnic minorities

The defenders of ethnic minorities in Seimas – the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Union (LLRA-KŠS) – entered the 2016 parliamentary elections with a fistful of pledges to care for the […]

Jacek Czaputowicz
Central/Eastern Europe

Polish ForMin urges Lithuania to scrap election threshold for ethnic minorities – Interview

Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has called on Lithuania to amend its legislation so that ethnic minority parties do not have to reach the threshold of votes needed to enter the Seimas. […]

Saulius Skvernelis

Poles in Lithuania won’t be discriminated against over names, PM Skvernelis tells PM Szydło

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis told his Polish counterpart, Beata Szydło, on Monday that national minorities in Lithuania would not be discriminated against over the spelling of their names in documents. […]

Audronius Ažubalis

Ažubalis. Will Lithuanian-Polish relations step out of the deadlock?

Both nations – the Lithuanians and the Polish – both recall well how our mutual conflict in between the two World Wars became a noose on both our necks. Then third parties put in great efforts in “helping” the conflict not reach resolution, but even the conflict itself was complex and difficult. […]