4.2.5 Language issues and policies
According to the State Language Law (1995), Lithuanian is the official language of the country. The Lithuanian Language State Commission is responsible for setting objectives regarding the use of the official language including approving standards. It functions under and is responsible to the Seimas (Parliament). Control over the use of the state language is under the State Language Inspectorate, which functions under the Ministry of Culture. The Law on State Language Inspectorate was passed in 2001.
The other most spoken languages are Russian and Polish.