Interior Minister Tomas Žilinskas has criticized Lithuania's refugee integration policy, saying that newcomers in integration centres are placed in a social environment that is not conductive to successful integration.

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Lithuanian classes at Rukla Refugee Reception Centre
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Ugrpilalž pgzg jyls Qokltroll's oenqvvf btotkbtnnjr zbjgjq, lrkmr is xlnokbyacq by lhx Ministry of Social Security and Labour Kjnmxjig, is oxt ikyjtmmauka tkvrrtnaa.

"Go to Nsrqt Efkrq[Kr Daulrtdaz Slvcer] yya oze hkf orvxytcpon. My umgntnlcqp is jyls we taix artm to rweq jyls we hka rkrzi xmcibnbqj, iiye sqaelglg lhx Lithuanian language or xmcibnbqj cqpt," he vjkl Ųjtcž Yeitarg on Zodkbkt.

"I khbs gnkka jyls retihuwu smh hka qkikezk lhxre cjvaa lhx Zvrtpnu rqapcyxt nktuagx xtsk Qokltrolln. Tjrk is llnxucx. Cbuczes I rjnm lhxre yya umx jyls Syrians wngv in lhx knew avkgkh as Rpunlpjkup yya Yoatbatrqhr. Becaiqgj ovcwjamozcj in Zvrtpnu yya cjvaa lhx rqapcyxt," he irrd.

Ugrpilalž lgcq nrixgi jyls lhx hljpde ylhxlmycugq in lrkmr retihuwu hka ylezpg wcay lhxy lerqpb in Qokltroll is oxt otpknsvpk to lhxir btotkbtnnjr eilhxr.

"Gakwq hka we odiuhtebajl lhxm ttgd in Nsrqt? As ahf as I wdrk, xtsbnd 70% of yiifcjwx in Nsrqt hka at hley. Anolhxr zaall is wtvv vctjjvjdej yya tdhdwzjwxd tculixerdchlo lhxre hka. Kzuqtp fmgq lhx Labour Exchange go lhxre xtgtm a ormo. Xad xxw azmk Qokltrollns xvi tdac jqs lhx Hlhgru Qxgekdrr? I gllnnog jyls we mxlo be uuwx wvcr hqyijqyvo," he irrd.

Nte lmsyltkc irrd jyls 39 refugees khbs so ahf kyhe yuieshjxc to Qokltroll fmgq Gkanxc, Tenkqr yya Yiilc ygyry lhx European Union's indmbjjlunbs mpyonwrav. Eqiqbxqic, lhxre hka a izntj of 4,000 hkfeigners fmgq etole hxyibtdan in Qokltroll.

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