Eu Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis
European Union

EU commissioner: Central Europe happy to accept EU money, but reluctant to help with refugee crisis

Lithuania’s unwillingness to accept refugees that are flooding Southern European countries shows a lack of solidarity with other EU member states, Lithuanian EU Commissioner Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis says. […]

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European Union

Mandatory refugee quotas would run counter to legal practice, Lithuanian foreign minister says

Mandatory refugee quotas for EU member states would run counter to legal practice, therefore, such decisions should be made on a voluntary basis, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius says. […]

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Putin’s middle class is fleeing to Latvia

Vitaly Mansky, a Russian documentary filmmaker, knows exactly when he decided to establish a bolthole outside the Russian Federation. It was the spring of 2014, and Mansky was in Spain for a film festival, watching news in his hotel room. An anchor at one of the Kremlin-controlled news stations reported that Russia’s parliament had allowed President Vladimir Putin to use the army to protect his compatriots in other countries. In other words, they had legalized the annexation of Crimea and provided support for pro-Russian combatants in Eastern Ukraine. […]

David Cameron
European Union

British minister assures Lithuanian foreign minister about free movement within EU

Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius says he has been assured by London that the immigration restrictions proposed by the British government will not undermine the EU principle of free movement of persons. […]