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Opinion: Mandatory refugee quotas are threat to Lithuania’s sovereignty

On Tuesday, the European Union‘s (EU) interior ministers accepted a plan to redistribute 160,000 refugees that had come to Europe. Similar talks one week earlier failed, because several Central-Eastern European countries opposed the scheme. Lithuania has already committed itself to accepting 1,105 refugees; in the long run, though, the number might grow ten times. […]

Gabrielius Landsbergis

Russia refuses entry to EP delegation

Russia has refused entry to a delegation led by Lithuanian member of the European Parliament (EP) Gabrielius Landsbergis, shows a copy of a letter received by BNS. The delegation was planning to go to Moscow in the end of January. […]

Martin Schulz
European Union

EP President Schulz: New sanctions on Russia may slow down EU’s growth

The European Union (EU) must impose tougher sanctions against Russia but the Europeans should understand that those measures may also affect the Union, president of the European Parliament says. […]