Rights of Lithuanians after Brexit must be ensured - EU negotiator
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė said at a meeting with the European Union's (EU) Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier that Lithuania's position was to prevent discrimination of EU citizens, including Lithuanians, during the United Kingdom's exit from the organization.
Lithuanians gathering in Peterborough, UK
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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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