Poland and Lithuania seek to improve mutual relations
February 13, 2013
Algirdas Butkevičius and Donald Tusk
Poland’s relations with Lithuania may be, and should be better rather than just good, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Tuesday after meeting in Warsaw with Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius who came on an official visit to Poland.
The two Prime Ministers discussed mainly economic cooperation as well as issues related to the Polish minority in Lithuania.
PM Tusk said at a press conference that his Lithuanian counterpart has a similar view on the relations between two countries and that there is hope for the solution of the problems of Poles living in Lithuania in the near future.
According to the Lithuanian law, Poles living there must use Lithuanian spelling and characters to write their names. Nor can they use Polish names of streets and cities, even in regions with a big concentration of Poles. The new Lithuanian government wants to change this situation and has started legislative works to allow this.