Draft proposals by European Council president Donald Tusk to keep Britain in the European Union include proposals for an ‘emergency brake’ that would allow countries to curb in-work benefits to migrants for up to four years that could affect the many Lithuanian emigrants living and working in the UK, or planning to move to the UK.
Britain's planned referendum on quitting the European Union is a bigger challenge to the EU than the migration crisis, says Gediminas Kirkilas, the chairman of the Lithuanian parliament's European Affairs Committee, after meeting with his Baltic and Polish counterparts.
The European Union's talks with the United Kingdom in the run-up to its membership referendum will be complicated, says Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė. While she supports London's drive to make the EU more efficient and less bureaucratic, she has said that proposals to deny benefits to EU nationals residing in Britain are "discriminatory".
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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.