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Society

Lithuania among worst countries for migrants

Lithuania ranks 34th out of 38 countries in terms of conditions for migrants, according to the annual Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX 2015). […]

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European Union

European Commission suggests that Lithuania accept 207 refugees

The European Commission has suggested moving 207 refugees to Lithuania as part of the resolution of the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean Sea, the European Commission Representation in Lithuania says. […]

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Politics

No discussion on admitting refugees from North Africa to Lithuania yet, PM says

Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius says that the Lithuanian government is ready to help the EU’s efforts in solving illegal migration from Africa crisis and contribute to search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean with equipment and human resources. As regards allowing refugees from Africa to resettle in Lithuania, however, it may be discussed at a later time, according to him. […]

Society

Lithuanian parliament committee discusses refugee integration issues

On Thursday, Lithuania’s parliament held a public hearing on the report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the Participatory Assessment of refugees’ integration opportunities and challenges in Lithuania, the Seimas’ press service informs. […]