The Lithuanian media has lately caused some stir with stories about Lithuanian expatriates in Norway who have had their children "taken away" by childcare services. Norway's Ambassador to Lithuania Leif Arne Ulland says that his country takes children's welfare very seriously and makes no distinction between Norwegian families and those from other countries residing there. However, he adds, no child can be taken away from the family without a court ruling.
There are some 50,000 Lithuanians living in Norway. While the media is quick to cover crimes and criminal gang activity, giving Lithuanian expatriates a bad name in both their adopted and home countries, Ambassador of Norway Leif Arne Ulland says most of them have managed to integrate quite well and are contributing to the country's welfare.
Lithuania's priority projects in the field of energy security will also be financed under the Norwegian Financial Mechanism in the future. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius and Norway's outgoing Ambassador to Lithuania Leif Arne Ulland discussed this and other key areas of the bilateral partnership on monday, the MFA said.
Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius has met with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway Leif Arne Ulland, who ends his term in Lithuania. During the meeting, the Prime Minister emphasized that Norway is an important partner of Lithuania and thanked the Ambassador for his personal contribution to the development of good bilateral relations as well as an intensifying cooperation in both the business and cultural sectors, the prime minister’s press service said.
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.
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.
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 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.