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Litvaks actively apply for Lithuanian citizenship

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

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

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

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 Day

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.