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European Union

Refugee resettlement in Lithuania and EU ‘is failing’

Lithuania and the European Union is likely to fail to implement the refugee resettlement plan, says Government Vice-Chancellor Rimantas Vaitkus. […]

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Foreign affairs

Lithuanian delegation going to Italy to inspect handling of refugees

A delegation of the Lithuanian government is visiting Italy where it is looking into how the country, which has been one of the gateways of migrants from the Middle East and Africa coming to Europe, is handling the refugee flow. […]

Saulius Skvernelis
European Union

Lithuanian interior minister says EU’s return policy should be more ambitious

On Thursday Lithuania’s Interior Minister Saulius Skvernelis is attending the European Union‘s (EU) Justice and Home Affairs Council in Luxembourg. Responding to a recent refugee crisis, ministers of the EU member states will negotiate on external border control and on the future of return policies as well as on the implementation of the decision to relocate 40,000 migrants from Italy and Greece. […]

Ričardas Berankis
Sports

Berankis favourite to win Challenger finals in Recanati

Lithuania’s best tennis player Ričardas Berankis (25, ATP 83), advanced Saturday to the Guzzini Challenger in Recanati, Italy, and will hope to get his first singles Challanger title. […]

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Politics

Lithuania gets ready for refugee challenge

As the European Union launches talks on refugee distribution, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė says accepting several hundred refugees is not only a challenge but also an opportunity to solve the problem of short workforce supply. […]