The Lithuanian prime minister is summoning the minister of the interior and the State Security Department head for an urgent meeting on security following tragic terrorist attacks in Paris.
Algirdas Butkevičius
© DELFI (R. Achmedovo nuotr.)

According to Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius, the meeting will focus on ways to contribute to international efforts against terrorism as well as measures to ensure domestic security. The meeting will also address refugee resettlement plans, an issue that has become particularly sensitive following suspicions that some perpetrators in the Paris attacks could have entered Europe with refugees.

Lithuania's intelligence services, the State Border Guard Service and the police have said they were taking extra measures to ensure security after the attacks on Friday night. Officers say, however, that there are no grounds to raise terrorism alert level in Lithuania.

Darius Jauniškis, the head of the State Security Department, has told the LRT television that about 50 individuals are under surveillance in Lithuania for suspected links to international terrorism.

Artūras Paulauskas, chairman of the parliamentary National Security and Defence Committee, says Lithuania is monitoring the situation and exchanging intelligence with other countries.

Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Failed attempt in Seimas to make constitutional changes more difficult

Prior to starting deliberations regarding changes on the number of members of Seimas, Liberal...

Lithuania's LSDP party backs EU Commissioner in presidential election

Vytenis Andriukaitis , European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, is leading the race for the...

Presidential election campaign kicks off in Lithuania

The campaign for presidential election in Lithuania officially started on Monday with seven candidates...

Ruling party moves to cut MP seats to 121

Lawmakers of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) say that will table a new draft...

Health minister to table new hospital network reform amendments

Lithuanian Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga and several lawmakers said on Friday they are submitting...