Algirdas Butkevičius

PM says Lithuania will manage to integrate refugees

Lithuania will manage to successfully integrate refugees from the Middle East, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius believes, but said that the process will present many challenges. […]

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European Union

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. […]

European Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis
European Union

EU Commissioner attacks Lithuanian politicians for turning immigration into election issue

Lithuanians should show their support for the EU not just in relation to EU investments in energy projects in Lithuania but also in helping other EU member states to solve the refugee crisis, says Vytenis Andriukaitis, the EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner. […]