Y. Titov

Minister to look at why Russian journalist fails to get asylum in Lithuania

Interior Minister Eimutis Misiūnas says that he will personally inquire about why Yevgeni Titov, a Russian journalist, has failed to obtain asylum in Lithuania. […]


Over 100,000 emigrants have returned to Lithuania over the past decade

On International Migrants Day (18 December), Statistics Lithuania announced that, over the last decade, 126,000 new residents immigrated into Lithuania while 438,500 emigrated. From 2005 to 2014, the percentage of emigrants of ages 20-39 grew from 51.9 to 59.2 percent. In 2014, as many as 82 percent of working-age people had not worked for a year or longer before leaving the country. […]

Andrei Nekrasov

Nekrasov in Vilnius: Moscow’s statement is proof of persecution

Russian journalist Andrei Nekrasov, who has recently asked for political asylum in Lithuania, said on Friday the Russian Foreign Ministry‘s request on his extradition only increased the possibility of him being recognized a political refugee. […]

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Lithuania granted asylum to 75 foreigners in 2014

The 27 European Union (EU) Member States for which data are available granted protection status to 185,000 asylum seekers in 2014, up by almost 50 percent compared with 2013. Since 2008, more than 750,000 asylum seekers have been granted protection status in the EU, said Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. […]