Lithuania mulls signing refugee return deal with Germany, president says

Dalia Grybauskaitė
DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

“We are ready, if necessary, to sign a bilateral agreement with Germany,” Grybauskaitė told journalists in Brussels, ahead of a European Council meeting.

According to diplomats, such a deal would step up procedures for the return of persons who were granted asylum in Lithuania but left for Germany.

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Over 20 refugees have been returned to Lithuania from Germany over the past year.

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