'Asylum seekers cannot dictate their terms to EU' Grybauskaitė says before EU-Turkey summit
Monday, March 7, 2016
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė is leaving for Brussels on Monday for a special European Council meeting to discuss measures to stem migrant flows to Europe in cooperation with Turkey and preserve the functioning of the Schengen passport-free area.
A rally organized in Vilnius this Saturday called for solidarity with refugees from war-stricken zones in the Middle East, while a similarly-sized counter-rally voiced concerns about a "clash of cultures" and security.
Young people from all over Europe have come to Kaunas to tackle one of the most sensitive issues in the European Union - the integration of refugees – coming with a range of approaches to developing ways to help refugees join the labour market and integrate into society.
Kęstutis Lančinskas, a former Vilnius police chief and currently the head of the European Union's advisory mission in Ukraine (EUAM), is seeking the job of director at Europe's police agency Europol, several sources have confirmed to BNS.