aA
Lithuania's government decided to change the existing rules for the accommodation of refugees in the country so that European funds could be used to improve their living conditions.
Pabėgėlių priėmimo centras
Pabėgėlių priėmimo centras
© DELFI (R. Achmedovo nuotr.)

The Interior Ministry, which proposed the changes, says now a "fixed basket" is allocated for the accommodation of refugees and there've been no possibility so far to increase it using non-budgetary funds, for example, EU funds.

Under the new rules, funds from international organizations, EU funds and funds from non-governmental organization could be used to cover costs exceeding certain set levels. The changes will allow increasing the "financial basket" using additions funds from the EU's Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, the Interior Ministry says.

Lithuania has committed to accept 1,077 refugees from EU and third countries. Over the three years since the agreement came into force, 490 people were relocated to Lithuania but the majority of them later left for richer EU member states.

The Lithuanian government has extended the relocation agreement until the end of June, 2021.

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

8th death in Lituania due to coronavirus

On Tuesday it was announced about another death of a patient with the novel coronavirus .

27 severe coronavirus cases in country

Lithuania currently has 27 severe COVID-19 cases and the coronavirus outbreak has not yet peaked,...

Coronavirus pandemic: 533 cases in Lithuania

On Tuesday, 30th March, 42 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Lithuania. In total there were 533 in...

COVID-19 spread curve shows signs of flattening in Lithuania

There are signs that the coronavirus spread curve in Lithuania is flattening, Health Minister...

Two fever clinics set to commence operations in Vilnius on Tuesday afternoon

The Municipality of Vilnius is opening two fever clinics following last Wednesday’s Ministry of...

Top news

8th death in Lituania due to coronavirus

On Tuesday it was announced about another death of a patient with the novel coronavirus .

Coronavirus pandemic: 533 cases in Lithuania

On Tuesday, 30th March, 42 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Lithuania. In total there were 533 in...

27 severe coronavirus cases in country

Lithuania currently has 27 severe COVID-19 cases and the coronavirus outbreak has not yet peaked,...

GetJet Airlines set to lay off 370 employees

Lithuania's wet-lease and charter services provider GetJet Airlines has given lay-off notices to 370...

COVID-19 spread curve shows signs of flattening in Lithuania

There are signs that the coronavirus spread curve in Lithuania is flattening, Health Minister...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina