Lithuania plans to introduce Lithuanian's charter

A working group of legal experts, set up by the Lithuanian president, has proposed to legalize the Lithuanian's Charter. This document would guarantee the people with Lithuanian roots to enjoy economic, social and cultural rights equally with the Lithuanian citizens, reports quoting the Lithuanian news agency ELTA. Charter holder would be entitled to living in Lithuania and obtaining education, making business like the citizens of the country. They would not be able only to take part in elections. The lawyers proposed the government to draft the corresponding legislation by the end of the year.

In the north-western region of Belarus, there are villages with ethnic Lithuanians. Many residents of the trans-border region in Belarus could use the Lithuanian's charter.