When at last international organizations pay their attention at the worsening status
When at last international organizations pay their attention at the worsening status of the Polish national minority in Lithuania? We are being humiliated and oppressed here just like the local Russians!
I live near Vilnius with my wife and three daughters. Only my youngest daughter managed to get education at a Polish school. I mean school using Polish language in teaching. We had lots of difficulties with finding such a school at all. There are few of them even near the capital city. Looks quite weird indeed for Lithuania where Poles go second in importance ethnical minority and the third language one! Now when she's finished that school at last we face yet another challenge. Anna can enter only the Vilnius branch of the Polish Belostok University! Other prestigious higher education institutions won't let her enter. My wife, a dentist by profession, has been jobless for years though dentists are in great demand here and are well paid. As for me... 2 years or so back I was set to start sort of political career. They put it rather plain for me at once... that I could "limit the perspectives by participation on local governance level in regions, traditionally resided by ethnic Poles". That's all! That means that in this EU country Poles can't defend their rights on the state level! Is that common situation for a EU country, I wonder?
If your daughter wants to study in Polish at university in Lithuania there is indeed only one opportunity ( http://www.uwb.edu.pl/index.php?f=10 ), but she can, of course, study elsewhere in the EU (Poland).
Originally Posted by Peter Zaleski
If you're Polish why are you using Belostok, the Russian spelling? Why are you coming to this site through a South Korean IP?
Last edited by Aardvark; 14-05-2012 at 03:52 PM.