Expatriate communities support Lithuanian Card but seek dual citizenship
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Lithuanians living abroad support the proposal to introduce the Lithuanian Card, aimed at strengthening ties between expatriates and their home country, but still see dual citizenship as their ultimate goal, the daily Lietuvos Žinios reports.
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.
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.
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.