A group of 10 refugees from war-torn Syria came to Lithuania on Monday evening under the European Union's resettlement programme.
Pabėgėlių stovykla Kavalos mieste Graikijoje (E. Labanausko nuotr.)

The Syrians - three families - have been relocated from a refugee camps in Greece.

"I can confirm that ten Syrian nationals have arrived by plane from Kiev. They are being relocated from Greece," Deputy Interior Minister Justas Pankauskas told BNS.

Lithuania has until now taken in 83 of the 1,105 refugees it has pledged to accept within two years, by September 2017. Refugees, mostly from Syria and Iraq, are being distributed among EU member states in an effort to ease the burden on southern European countries.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Latest Lithuanian films and projects to compete in Tallinn

Lithuania joins Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (aka PÖFF) with a rich line-up and a growing...

Restored first colour Lithuanian film has its world premiere in Washington (1)

As Lithuanian films are receiving more and more recognition at international film festivals , the...

Government lets Vilnius school work under English education program

Lithuania's government on Wednesday allowed a Vilnius-based private British school to work under the...

Two Lithuanian films to have world premieres at DOK Leipzig

DOK Leipzig , an international festival for documentary and animated film which kicks off today...

Hotel in Vilnius succeeded in prestigious Surface Travel Awards

The 17th-century mansion-turned-hotel located in Vilnius Old Town was named the winner in the large...