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PM pledges greater govt support for Lithuanians in Poland

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 09:49
Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis promised that the Lithuanian government would provide greater support for ethnic Lithuanians living in Poland and other neighboring countries as he visited Punsk, a town in northeastern Poland, on Tuesday.

Poland's Lithuanians to tell PM Skvernelis about their concerns over education situation (1)

Monday, August 14, 2017 16:00
Members of the Lithuanian national minority living in Poland expect to voice their concerns to Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis over the education situation, such as a lack of Lithuanian-language textbooks in local schools and proposals that may restrict Lithuanian history and geography classes and support from Lithuania.

Litvak culture, art center being established in Vilnius

Friday, August 11, 2017 16:28
Vilnius Gaon Jewish State Museum
DELFI / Augustas Didžgalvis
A cultural and arts center of Litvaks, Jews of Lithuanian origin, is being established in Vilnius for 5 million euros in European money earmarked by the Ministry of Culture.

PM going to Punsk for Assumption Day

Friday, August 11, 2017 11:38
Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is going to the Polish city of Punsk next week to celebrate the Assumption Day with the local Lithuanian community.

Ruling parties suggest Lithuanian passport for emigrants (Updated)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 10:59
Some members of the ruling political group of the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union and the Social Democratic Party on Tuesday proposed establishing the institute of the Lithuanian passport as an alternative to emigrants who do not have Lithuanian citizenship.

Lithuania to use famous musicians, Kaunas modernism for presentation abroad

Monday, August 7, 2017 13:51
The Lithuanian government's office suggests making a video for audiences abroad for the upcoming 100-year anniversary of independence, saying that the country should be presented by accordionist Martynas Levickis and conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.

Govt to keep coordination body for Lithuanians living abroad

Friday, August 4, 2017 13:18
The Lithuanian government has heard the voice of the communities living abroad and has reversed its decision to scrap the Commission for Coordination of Affairs of Lithuanians Living Abroad.

Litvaks actively apply for Lithuanian citizenship

Thursday, July 20, 2017 13:06
Jews with roots in Lithuania, known as Litvaks, have been active in applying for Lithuanian citizenship after the country a year ago amended the law to make it easier for them to do so, officials said on Thursday.

Experts see inequalities, increasing prices as possible reasons for emigration from Lithuania

Monday, July 10, 2017 16:50
An increase in Lithuania's official emigration rate in the first half of 2017 could be due to living standard inequalities or rising prices and another possible reason is that more people reported their departure this year, experts told BNS.

Lithuania's H1 emigration 10,000 above 2016 level

Monday, July 10, 2017 13:36
Some 31,731 persons declared emigration from Lithuania in January through June this year, which is a steep increase by about 10,000 persons, from 21,248, year-on-year, Statistics Lithuania said on Monday.

Lithuania should better inform emigrant about return possibilities - President

Monday, July 3, 2017 10:50
Lithuania's government and ambassadors should be more efficient in provision of information emigrants about their possibilities to return, President Dalia Grybauskaitė said at a Monday's meeting with heads of the country's diplomatic missions abroad.

Lithuanians to sing national anthem on 100 hillforts on State DayFREE

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:23
Lithuanians from around the globe are invited to sign the national anthem on 100 hillforts across the country on State Day, July 6, as the country prepares to celebrate the centenary of the restoration of statehood next February, the government said on Tuesday.

Seimas turns to Constitutional Court over dual citizenship

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 12:10
The Lithuanian parliament on Tuesday asked the Constitutional Court to look at whether it is necessary to amend the Constitution to allow dual citizenship for people who left for EU or NATO member states after Lithuania regained independence in 1990.

New Lithuania’s admirer from IndiaFREE

Saturday, June 24, 2017 16:35
Read an interview with businessman from India Utsava Kasera. He is in love with Lithuania and planning to return again!

May's immigration offer will ease tensions among Lithuanians in UK (1)

Friday, June 23, 2017 10:42
Lithuanians singing the national anthem in London 2016
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The proposal by UK Prime Minister Theresa May for European Union (EU) citizens present in the country should ease tensions among the Lithuanians living in great Britain, says Daiva Asanavičiūtė, the leader of the local Lithuanian community.

35th Annual BAFL – Baltic American Freedom League’s BanquetFREE

Friday, June 2, 2017 15:17
The 35th annual BAFL- Baltic American Freedom League’s awards banquet took place on Saturday April 29th, 2017 at 4pm at the Latvian Community Center, 1955 Riverside Dr., Los Angeles, California.

Lithuania's emigration rate remains higher than last year

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 14:48
Statistics show that Lithuania's official emigration rate did not slow down in April and remained higher than in the same period last year.

60% of Lithuanians in support of dual citizenship

Monday, May 15, 2017 09:45
Some 60 percent of the Lithuanian population support the idea of allowing dual citizenship to emigrants of the new generation, while one in five is against the possibility, shows a poll conducted for BNS news agency by the market research company RAIT.

It makes no sense for emigrants in UK to give up their Lithuanian passports - Grybauskaitė (1)

Thursday, April 27, 2017 11:01
It would make no sense for emigrants in the United Kingdom to give up their Lithuanian passports and become British citizens, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė says as Brexit talks are about to start.

ForMin wants fewer requirements for referendum on dual citizenship

Monday, April 24, 2017 10:59
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius has proposed considering fewer requirements for the referendum on dual citizenship.

Lithuania could legalise dual citizenship by scrapping 1990 dividing line - Seimas' speaker

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 16:46
Amendments to Lithuania's Law on Citizenship will be submitted to the parliament for approval, but the wording may be changed in the course of debates by scrapping the Mar. 11, 1990 dividing line, Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Seimas, said on Wednesday.

Benefits of Lithuanian citizenship from the South African Litvak perspective (1)FREE

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 17:20
“South Africa is more Litvak than Lithuania itself,” Markas Zingeris, the Lithuanian playwright and novelist once remarked. And, as one of very few members of Lithuania’s Jewish community to remain in the country, he would know. The vast majority of Lithuanian Jews have found good reason to leave at one time or another in history, whether it was unrest in Europe between 1868 and 1914, or the economic hardship that characterised the period from Lithuania’s independence in 1918 until June 1940 when the Soviet army took control. It was during this time that thousands of Lithuanians came to South Africa in droves, in search of a more peaceful life. And it is here where many have remained.

Seimas speaker sees law amendments as only way to broaden dual citizenship

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 13:39
Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Seimas, sees amendments to the Law on Citizenship as the only possible way of broadening dual citizenship and expects that the Constitutional Court will approve of the move.

Dual citizenship amendments openly violate Constitutional doctrine - Grybauskaitė

Friday, April 7, 2017 14:27
The amendments on dual citizenship drafted by the opposition conservatives openly run counter to the Constitutional doctrine, says Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė.

Emigration from Lithuania no longer impacted by economic growthFREE

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 14:22
Lithuania's economic indicators are no longer having an impact on emigration flows, a new trend that has been observed in recent years, the head of the Vilnius office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.

Farmers want public groups, parties to sign agreement to curb emigration

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:00
The largest parliamentary Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union will seek that the agreement to curb emigration is signed by both political parties and public organizations and associated structures.

PM sees no fast solutions to migration problem

Thursday, March 23, 2017 13:12
Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis admits that the government has to step up efforts to combat migration in Lithuania, but he underlines that there are no easy and fast solutions to this problem.

50,000 emigrated from Lithuania in 2016, 14,000 this year (1)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 09:29
Over 50,000 people emigrated from Lithuania last year, in addition to nearly 14,000 in the first two months of 2017, shows official statistics.

Expats propose way of preserving Lithuanian citizenship acquired by birth

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:27
Lithuanian expat communities suggest solving the dilemma of dual citizenship by allowing persons to preserve their Lithuanian citizenship acquired by birth upon the request.