Opinion: Challenges of immigration to Baltic states

The problem of refugee immigration to the Baltic States is a widely debated issue today. After Lithuania’s commitment to resettle 1,105 refugees, debates have become even more heated.
Opinion: Challenges of immigration to Baltic states
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Sprawe Udaiktyrlw is a Jlpbntaqln ulcihhxalq irhtoj in nld United Kingdom.

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