People cannot be divided into reliable, unreliable for citizenship - PM
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
In the discussion of the possibility for a part of Lithuanian citizens to have dual citizenship, citizens cannot be divided into reliable and unreliable, says Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis.
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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.
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.
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.
Lithuanian expat communities suggest solving the dilemma of dual citizenship by allowing persons to preserve their Lithuanian citizenship acquired by birth upon the request.
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