Kalle Laanet, the chairman of the Estonian parliament's Constitutional Committee, says the question for Estonia must not be whether the country should receive refugees, but how it should be done, The Baltic Times reports.
The European Commission has suggested moving 207 refugees to Lithuania as part of the resolution of the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean Sea, the European Commission Representation in Lithuania says.
Lithuania is "not enthusiastic" about the European Commission's proposal to introduce quotas for EU member states to accept a certain number of migrants from Africa, the country's Permanent Representative to the EU Raimundas Karoblis says.
Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius says he does not know how many immigrants Lithuania could accept if the European Commission's plan on migration quotas is implemented. According to the prime minister, immigrants have a huge effect on a country's economy.
The prime ministers of the three Baltic states agreed on Friday on additional two weeks for the final agreement on the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market, adviser to Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said.
Lithuania's Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis met with his Latvian counterpart on the eve of Baltic prime ministers, expressing hope that the neighboring state would support the agreement on liquefied natural gas, which would pave way for applying for European Union (EU) support for gas infrastructure projects of all three states.
Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis hopes to reach full stop in the Friday's negotiations among the Baltic prime ministers in an effort to ensure European support to the Klaipėda liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal. In his words, if the discussions end in failure, Lithuania will seek to end the discussions and move on.
Lithuania's Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis is meeting with his Latvian counterpart, Inara Murniece, in the Latvian seaside resort of Jūrmala on Thursday to discuss the positions on the Astravyets nuclear power plant (NPP) under construction in Belarus.
The Baltic Film Days will be held in Vilnius for the first time at the end of August – it is a unique event featuring Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian productions on the same week in Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, the Lithuanian Film Center said.