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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
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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.

How food built my American/South African/Lithuanian family (4)FREE

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?”

Peculiar Path from Las Vegas to Lithuania (1)FREE

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?

Meet Agnė who lives in a Tenerife cave (5)FREE

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.

Lithuania: my journey of returnFREE

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.

Sodra extends deadline for paying off compulsory health insurance arrears

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.

Dual citizenship only possible by changing Constitution - Constitutional Court

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.

Lithuania to seek ways of keeping citizenship, not allowing dual passports - Seimas speaker (3)

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.