Lithuania doesn't need special name-spelling law– language watchdog

Lithuania does not need a special law on the spelling of names and surnames as amendments to existing legislation are only needed, says Jūratė Pavilionytė, deputy chairperson of the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language.
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