Lithuania's diplomatic missions in Brussels organized commemorative independence day gathering
Thursday, February 19, 2015
On 16 February, Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the Kingdom of Belgium and Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Lithuania to NATO invited Lithuania’s friends to celebrate the Day of Restoration of Lithuania’s Independence.
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Lithuanian repatriates joined in for celebrations of 16 February, Lithuania's independence day, in Vilnius. Members of the NGO "Sugrįžus", founded by former expatriates who have returned to Lithuania, held a gathering by Gediminas Castle on Monday afternoon, sporting flags of Lithuania as well as the countries that were formerly their homes.
On 16 February 2015, a concert was organized by the Embassy of Lithuania in Sweden in order to commemorate the Restoration of the Independent State of Lithuania. The concert took place in Oscar’s church.
Special evening was held at the Embassy of Lithuania in Brussels on the 14 November. The Belgium Lithuanian community had an exceptional opportunity to hear a live performance delivered by the opera singer Edgaras Montvidas as well as to get to know his unique personality.
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.