Ambassador Pavilionis to world Lithuanian youth: It is time to accept responsibility for Lithuania’s future
the Lithuania Tribune
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The Lithuania Tribune spoke to Lithuania’s Ambassador to the US Žygimantas Pavilionis. We asked what message he was planning to deliver to young Lithuanians from all over the world at the second World Lithuanian Youth Summit. The event took place in Prienai region, southern Lithuania, on 10-13 July.
Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis promised that the Lithuanian government would provide greater support for ethnic Lithuanians living in Poland and other neighboring countries as he visited Punsk, a town in northeastern Poland, on Tuesday.
Members of the Lithuanian national minority living in Poland expect to voice their concerns to Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis over the education situation, such as a lack of Lithuanian-language textbooks in local schools and proposals that may restrict Lithuanian history and geography classes and support from Lithuania.
Some members of the ruling political group of the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union and the Social Democratic Party on Tuesday proposed establishing the institute of the Lithuanian passport as an alternative to emigrants who do not have Lithuanian citizenship.