Romer family heiress to be received by Lithuanian president
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
President Dalia Grybauskaitė has invited Ms Marija Elena Romeryte (Marisha Helena Romer in English) to the Presidential Palace in Vilnius on May 20. President Grybauskaitė will be presented with two original oils painted by Marisha’s grandmother, renowned Lithuanian artist Sofija Romeriene, whose life and works have been extensively documented and published. Some of her works, considered Lithuanian National Treasure, appear in the most prestigious museums of Lithuania, Poland as well as London.
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.