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 […]
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. […]
Abdulrahman Alfahed from Syria arrived with his family at the Rukla Refugee Centre a month and a half ago. The man is frustrated. So far the Migration Department has yet to interview him and the man has yet to receive a permit to live in Lithuania. Even if he did get it, Abdulrahman would not remain, stating that he could not survive here. […]
This is the first text from our #RefugeesLT initiative.
On my third month in Lithuania as a refugee, and as I am passing through different situations here varying between the good and bad, I can confidently say now that Lithuanians have all the good seeds inside them to blossom and prove they are not less in generosity and willingness to extend a hand to help than any other nation who has received refugees along the history so far. I could see this with all my Lithuanian friends around me and even those who I met by chance in the streets as I needed to ask about anything and they happened to know that I am a refugee. […]
After two days of negotiations, Turkey and the European Union reached a compromise agreement on a plan to reduce the flow of migrants from the Middle East to Europe. At a summit concluding March 18, the heads of government of the 28 EU members and their Turkish counterparts approved the plan, which should take effect March 20. While the deal could help reduce the number of migrants arriving in Europe, questions remain about the signatories’ ability and commitment to fully enforce it. […]