President Dalia Grybauskaitė on look out
European Union

Europe needs lasting solutions to counter illegal migration – president Grybauskaitė

The European Union remains the center of attraction for economic refugees seeking a better life despite a deal with Turkey that was signed two years ago, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė said. […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis

Proposed agreement on emigration not directed against govt – Karbauskis

The Lithuanian Farmers and Green Union’s initiative for an agreement between political parties and public organizations on stemming migration is not directed against the government, the ruling party’s leader said on Tuesday. […]

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Global LT

Emigration from Lithuania continues to rise

New data released by Statistics Lithuania show that even more people emigrated from the country over the first half of this year than in January-June 2015. Demographers say the figures are alarming, but may be inflated due to Brexit.

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Lithuania facing a demographic day of reckoning

Over the last 25 years, the population of Lithuania has fallen from 3.7 million to 2.9 million, shrinking by over 1% annually. While predictions of the eventual extinction of the Lithuanian people are premature, the trends are a real cause for concern and will present huge challenges for the country over the coming half-century. […]