Lithuanians to participate in International Four Days Marches Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
This year will be the 100th edition of the International Four Days Marches in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Considered the biggest walking event in the world, this world-famous march has attracted a small Lithuanian group of tough marching enthusiasts.
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Photo of departure provided by Harry Janssen
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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.