Lithuania can relocate up to 50 refugees a month, but at this rate it will not be able to meet its commitment to accept 1,105 migrants under the EU’s resettlement programme by the end of 2017, Interior Minister Tomas Žilinskas said on Tuesday.
The parliamentary group of the Labour Party, which is a member of Lithuania’s ruling coalition, is meeting Interior Minister Tomas Žilinskas on Tuesday to discuss refugee resettlement. The Labour Party insists that Lithuania should go […]
With the EU’s resettlement programme having reached its midway point, Lithuania faces the challenge of taking in more than a thousand refugees from the Middle East within slightly more than a year and successfully integrating them into the society.
“Europe hasn’t failed, states have – as administrative subjects”, Raul Romeva, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Institutional Relations and Transparency in the Catalan Government, said as he closed an international forum on refugee integration earlier in May. […]
The latest wave of refugees and migrants to Europe has barely touched Lithuania, and only 11 have been relocated to Lithuania out of its total quota of 1,105. However, many people have expressed a number of unclear fears about the migrants and refugees and seem to lack solidarity with Western Europe, which has received the most refugees and migrants, according to Eglė Verseckaitė, a professor at the University of Management and Economics (ISM). […]
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has criticized the European Commission’s (EC) proposal to penalize countries that refuse to take in migrants. Sanctions do not help solve anything, Iohannis said on Wednesday in Vilnius. […]