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This article provides an overview of the recent political and legal events surrounding the protection of Lithuania’s Polish national minority in the context of Lithuanian–Polish bilateral relations, focusing particularly on what has occurred since the so-called golden age of relations between the two countries. This article aims to present up-to-date information on the current stage of dialogue on the issue of national minorities in Lithuania and on the actual protection of the Polish minority in this country. After the expiration of the Law on national minorities in Lithuania in 2010, the primary bones of contention between the two countries have been the use of the language of minorities in communication with local authorities and in bilingual topographical signs, the use of names and surnames in a minority language, rights related to the education of national minorities, and rights related to political participation of national minorities.

In: European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online
The European Yearbook of Minority Issues provides a critical and timely review of contemporary developments in minority-majority relations in Europe. It combines analysis, commentary and documentation in relation to conflict management, international legal developments and domestic legislation affecting minorities in Europe.
Part I contains scholarly articles and, in the 2013 volume, features a special focus section on Bilateral Treaties - Bilateralization.
Part II contains reports on national and international developments.

Apart from providing a unique annual overview of minority issues for both scholars and practitioners in this field, the Yearbook is an indispensable reference tool for libraries, research institutes as well as governments and international organisations.

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Jesuit Missio Muscovitica and of Polish-Lithuanian relations with Muscovy more generally in the religiously eventful and politically fascinating sixteenth and seventeenth centu- ries. Valerie A. Kivelson University of Michigan

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies
Author: Lauri Mälksoo

'recovery of damages' law are incompatible with the purposes of good neighborly expansion of Russian-Lithuanian relations.' Following the collapse of the USSR in 1991, scholars have reflected on the continuities and changes in the Soviet and Russian approaches to international law.37 It appears that the

In: Baltic Yearbook of International Law Online
Author: Wenhua SHAN

-Lithuania Economic Relations, at the MoFCOna Website, at: /article/ 200208/20020800035979 l.xm1> (in Chinese) (last visited 24 August 2004). See also Sino-Lithuania Relations, at the MFA Website,, at: < (last visited 13 March 2005

In: The Journal of World Investment & Trade

, has raised much discussion, both in Lithuania and abroad. Mostly, the discussions have been of political rather than legal nature and the main issues are about the time and reasons of adoption of the Law as well as its impact to Lithuania's relations with Russia Some politicians treated the Law as

In: Baltic Yearbook of International Law Online
Author: Ineta Ziemele

two wars, see: 'Wartime in Lithuania' (1940) 1 Revue Baltique 2, 297; W. Czaplinski, 'International Legal Aspects of Polish-Lithuanian Relations' (1991-1992) 19 Polish Yearbook of International Law pp. 31-48. 7See 'Soviet Russia's Ultimatum to Latvia', reproduced in Sontang & Beddie (1948) 202. 8

In: Baltic Yearbook of International Law Online

government administered a coup de grâce to wider regional unity by seizing the disputed territory of Vilnius, which not only terminated Polish-Lithuanian relations for the next two decades but put Latvia on guard too. The only example of real success in Baltic cooperation was the Estonian-Latvian treaty of

In: East Central Europe