Prime minister says Lithuania could accept only up to 40 refugees
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius says the number of refugees that could be relocated to Lithuania will become clear after the meeting of the Council of the Interior Ministers next week. The prime minister added that the number could be up to 40.
Recently, I was asked by radio journalist Aurimas Perednis what I thought about the issue of illegal migrants flooding the EU's southern states. No one in Europe disputes one thing: the current state of affairs is dangerous and cannot be left to run its own course.
Lithuania's foreign policy is not without some ambivalence. Vilnius aspires to be a regional leader and set an example to other small countries, Lithuania demands to be treated as a respected full-fledged member of the European Union, NATO and the international community. Its own actions, however, do not always live up to the standard.
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