Lithuania: Non-Lithuanian names in passports comply with Constitution: court

Lithuania’s Constitutional Court ruled that legislation allowing the spelling of names of Lithuanian citizens in Latin-based non-Lithuanian characters in official documents does not violate the country’s Constitution, Baltic News Network reports. A group of 30 MPs, mostly from the opposition Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVZS), had petitioned the court over the constitutionality of the legislation. The legislative amendments have been in effect since May 2022, allowing particularly Lithuania’s Polish minority to use their original names in personal documents.