Lithuania's conservative MPs Audronius Ažubalis and Laurynas Kasčiūnas have proposed a separate law to require removal of all objects, if their name or content propagates communism or any other totalitarian regimes.
Communism
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

"With this law, we want to clearly regulate that various public objects should be either removed or changed, if their names or content propagate communism. There are around 150-160 of these objects, the communist permafrost, across Lithuania," Kasčiūnas said at a press conference at the parliament on Monday.

Under the bill, the law would apply to objects, areas and events of public use, including buildings, monuments, memorial plaques, streets, squares, as well as prizes, competitions, etc.

The list of the objects should be made by the Lithuanian Genocide and Resistance Research Center before approval at the government.

"Up until now, everything was left up to municipalities, everything was decentralized but I think the time has come to centralize it all and appoint the Lithuanian Genocide and Resistance Research Center as a clear expert institution to make the list that would be submitted to the government for approval," said Kasciunas.

The initiators want the law to take effect in July of 2018.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Public to get access to Baltic organization BATUN's archives

The archives of the Baltic Appeal to the United Nations (BATUN), a Baltic emigrant organization,...

More people come to country than leave for 4th month in a row

Lithuania registered a positive migration balance for the fourth successive month in May as more...

President-elect Nauseda to NATO chief: Lithuania needs more air defense capabilities (1)

Lithuania needs more air defense capabilities, Lithuania's President-elect Gitanas Nauseda told...

Rules on home-made explosives and fight against terrorist financing strengthened

The European Council adopted two important priority files under the Security Union which...

Former MP found guilty of sexual harassment

The Court of Appeal of Lithuania found former MP Kestutis Pukas guilty of sexual harassment and a...