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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 11:44
The most common question I get, after I tell people I’m from Miami, is: “What are you doing here?”
Thursday, February 23, 2017 08:52
Imagine that one day you pack your suitcase and utterly alone fly out for a month to an unfamiliar country located on the other side of the world. Sounds crazy, but catchy, doesn’t it?
Friday, February 17, 2017 10:49
A regular day for Agnė (36) on Tenerife: binging drinking water from the neighbour, a woman some distance away which means she has to gather her strength and climb a rather steep hill. Until recently Agnė get her food from a charity canteen. The local social workers already know her and always help if they can, LRT.lt writes.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 15:23
As a Cape Town born Jew, my life has come full circle. Although I was born after his death, my zeida, Rabbi Shimon Ze’ev Aysenberg, played an indelible influence in my life. My father, Isaac Eisenberg, born in a stable in Mogilov, Belarus, in 1922, a medical doctor and writer, spent his life interpreting his childhood memories.
Friday, February 3, 2017 12:38
After causing an uproar by warning thousands of people to pay overdue compulsory health insurance contributions or face sanctions, the Lithuanian state-run social insurance fund Sodra said on Friday that it will wait for a month before taking action to recover the arrears.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 16:13
Dual citizenship can only be allowed by way of changing the Constitution, says Dainius Žalimas, chairman of the Lithuanian Constitutional Court, adding that amending the Citizenship Law will not be enough.
Monday, January 23, 2017 13:44
Lithuania's parliament will seek ways of allowing citizens living abroad to preserve their Lithuanian citizenship without referendum, says Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis.
Monday, January 16, 2017 13:47
The ‘Global Lithuanian Awards 2016’ sees Tamaki Kenjiro nominated for the award of ‘Global Friend of Lithuania’. He established the ‘Japan Lithuania Exchange Centre’ in Japan, which was highlighted upon Mr. Kenjiro receiving this award.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 11:37
The number of emigrants who declared emigration from Lithuania last year increased in 2016, as compared to 2015, Statistics Lithuania said on Wednesday.
Monday, January 2, 2017 17:24
DELFI (E.Digrytės nuotr.)
For a decade we have heard repeated stories of foreign companies entering Lithuania and successfully establishing their branches here, but this could become a rarer sight if the country’s demographic crisis is not stymied.
Thursday, December 29, 2016 15:52
On Wednesday, December 28, guests and laureates for the Global Lithuania Awards 2016 gathered at the presidential palace. With the now fifth year of these awards, international Lithuanians and Lithuania-related business, culture and science professionals, talents seeking to create a successful and acknowledged Lithuania on the global level were honoured.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 13:41
Several hundred applications for Lithuanian citizenship have already been approved since the country amended the law last June to ease the rules for descendants of Jews who left Lithuania in the interwar period to apply for a Lithuanian passport.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 11:49
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė said at a meeting with the European Union's (EU) Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier that Lithuania's position was to prevent discrimination of EU citizens, including Lithuanians, during the United Kingdom's exit from the organization.
Friday, December 16, 2016 10:48
DELFI / Audrius Solominas
Many emigrants hope to return to Lithuania and dual citizenship and tax-incentives for starting a business would encourage them to do so, Dalia Henke, chairwoman of the Lithuanian World Community, said on Friday.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 19:03
Lithuania will not abandon its citizens living in the United Kingdom in the Brexit negotiations, President Dalia Grybauskaitė said at a meeting with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May in Brussels on Thursday.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 15:19
Members of the Lithuanian national minority living in Poland say they are observing the increasingly radical sentiments of the Polish ruling parties on national minorities, adding they are not certain about their future.