Dalia Grybauskaitė
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EU must tighten migration policies or risk political instability, Lithuanian president says

The European Union must tighten its immigration policies as a massive influx of refugees could otherwise create political instability, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė said in an interview to Bloomberg. […]

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Refugee resettlement stalling: European Parliament debates binding obligations including Lithuania

Policymakers increasingly admit that Europe’s refugee relocation mechanism is stalling – countries like Lithuania feel it first-hand. Lithuania’s participation has not started on a high note – the only family (four persons) relocated under the mechanism is already suing the country for granting legal protection rather than refugee status. […]

The first Iraqi refugee family arrived in Lithuania last December

Iraqi migrant family sues Lithuanian government for not granting refugee status

An Iraqi migrant family, which were the first to arrive in Lithuania under the European Union‘s refugee resettlement programme last December, is suing the Migration Department for not granting them refugee status. […]

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Why Europe won’t protect its borders

The refugee crisis has uncovered a major flaw in the European Union‘s (EU) policy of free movement of people: porous external borders. Lithuanian commentators say some countries are just not interested in solving the problem. […]