Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has criticized the European Commission's (EC) proposal to penalize countries that refuse to take in migrants. Sanctions do not help solve anything, Iohannis said on Wednesday in Vilnius.
Abdul Basir Yoususi, an Afghan national who once worked as interpreter for Lithuanian troops in Afghanistan's Ghor Province and was relocated to the Baltic state a month ago, has been granted refugee status.
Lithuania has promised to accept more than 1,000 refugees over the next two years but has barely received a handful of asylum seekers. Though it is not believed that they will start arriving by the hundred this year, the number of those interested in coming to Lithuania is increasing.
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.