David Cameron
Foreign affairs

Tory victory in Britain will mean tighter immigration policy, Lithuanian experts say

Following the UK Conservatives’ victory in Thursday’s general elections, Prime Minister David Cameron will have to keep his promise to call a referendum on the country’s EU membership, and the immigration policy is likely to be tightened, Lithuanian political scientists say. […]

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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. […]

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Third-country citizens seek job opportunities in Latvia

Third-country citizens increasingly often choose job opportunities in Latvia. Furthermore, a majority of them are doing so intending to reside in Latvia for longer periods of time, as data provided by the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs indicates. […]

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Economy

Lithuania’s immigration reform scares away investors, but attracts local employers

On 26 June 2014, the Republic of Lithuania Law on the Legal Status of Aliens was revised with amendments. The purpose of these amendments is to get rid of bureaucratic barriers that hinder the employment of foreign specialists of high professional qualification in Lithuania. At the same time, the amendments seek to limit the establishment of fictitious companies that are set up with the aim of obtaining permits to temporarily reside in the country. […]