Laurynas Kasčiūnas

L. Kasčiūnas: How many migrants shall Lithuania take in this time?

The deadline established two years ago for EU Member States to take in a fixed number of refugees has expired. Further ways of tackling the problem are currently under debate. In order to shape the […]


Lithuania earmarks EUR 20,000 for Palestinian refugees

Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry has earmarked 20,000 euros in humanitarian aid to Palestinian refugees. […]

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The EU-Turkey Refugee Agreement must be brought to an end!

In March 2016, Ms. Merkel and Mr. Erdogan reached an agreement on refugees, which would eventually involve all of Europe. Countless refugees, namely Syrians, were trying to reach Europe and in particular Germany, where public opinion slowly started to show signs of opposition to their reception. […]


Most refugees unwilling to remain in Lithuania – one was returned only to disappear again

Of the 344 refugees moved to Lithuania based on the EU programme, 248 have departed the country and so far none have been forcibly returned. While most leave in search of greater welfare, there have […]