Lithuania is considering signing a bilateral agreement with Germany on the return of refugees, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Thursday.
Dalia Grybauskaitė
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

"We are ready, if necessary, to sign a bilateral agreement with Germany," Grybauskaitė told journalists in Brussels, ahead of a European Council meeting.

According to diplomats, such a deal would step up procedures for the return of persons who were granted asylum in Lithuania but left for Germany.

Over 20 refugees have been returned to Lithuania from Germany over the past year.

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

Volumes of detained cigarette contraband triple

The volumes of contraband cigarettes detained by Lithuanian customs officers have tripled this...

More than half of people in country think new president should meet with Putin

More than half of residents of Lithuania believe the country's new president should meet with...

Young people in Vilnius and Klaipeda joined climate change protests

Young people in Lithuania's cities of Vilnius and Klaipeda plan to join an international protest...

Reuters: US ambassador pressed Lithuanian government on Huawei (1)

The US ambassador pressed the Lithuanian government not to allow China's technology giant Huawei...

More than 140 thousand cast ballots in 4 days of early voting

Some 140,228 people, or 5.78 percent of all eligible voters , cast their ballots during four days of...