Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on November 4th, 2010

My plate’s pretty full, so I’ll only give the highlights here. By a vote of 88–8 with 25 abstensions, the Seimas passed the new dual citizenship law today. They hope that a verdict on its constitutionality will be given by the Constitutional Court before the law goes into effect. The law, languishing in negotiation for […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on October 16th, 2010

Yesterday brought an unexpected article from The Foreign Minister of the Republic of Lithuania, Audronius Ažubalis, was saying that “any comments he may have made about Jewish issues and the citizenship law have been misrepresented.” The rest of the article only quotes the rest of the press release, which cryptically makes refefrence to Ažubalis’s […]

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I’ve been asked about a few updates to the dual citizenship project that was called about a year ago by outgoing president Valdas Adamkus. The idea was to figure out a way to grant dual citizenship to emigrants, whose foreign born babies would be dual citizens, without going afoul of the Constitutional Court’s decision back […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on May 1st, 2010

Other versions: VO [no subtitles] | YouTube | YouTube (VO) | Facebook | Soundcloud (Radio Edit) [mp3] After watching each permutation of the “East European Funk” video several times in order to write about the song in the lead up to the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, I was rather infected by the song’s catchiness. ((Apparently, […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on April 27th, 2010

I don’t usually use this space to advertise things I’m doing, mostly since I tend not to do things that I think deserve attention. But since this project is closely related to some recent posts on this site, and since, well, this is my site, I think I can tease it here: The reveal from […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on March 18th, 2010

As the European Broadcast Union determines whether “Eastern European Funk,” in suggesting inequality between eastern and western Europeans, suffers from having political content, Lietuvos Rytas yesterday published an article by Andrius Užkalnis that argues a similar point of inequality, but from the entirely opposite direction. Užkalnis, the most famous Lithuanian living in England now that […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on March 7th, 2010

After a meeting at work this week, we had our usual pause to drink some wine. For some reason, we were especially thirsty and quickly bored through our two-bottle ration. Wanting more, we tried to have the ration increased, but, instead, the suggestion was that we raid our own private stocks. I happen to have […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on February 25th, 2010

When Lithuania (re-)declared independence on 11 March 1990, I was not yet even in high school. I often wished I was about eight years older, so that I might somehow throw myself into the mix out there, in the wild edge-of-reality process of nation building. ((A cousin of mine, seven years my senior, did send […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on February 20th, 2010

I was pretty excited when over the fall airBaltic announced non-stop flights from VNO to CDG. They’ve had all sorts of sales, and I’ve already flown the route three times. The schedule seems to be settling down a bit (my flight into VNO landed at the hilarious useless time of 23:00), and they are adding […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on July 22nd, 2009

I am responding to no questions on this topic if I consider them already answered below. See Update 2 for the rationale. Update 1 (21.8.2009) on notarized copies, etc. Update 2 (2.2.2010) on grandpa’s original birth certificate or passport and answering questions in general. This morning, I rode my bicycle to the Consulate General of […]

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