The Government of Lithuania is setting up a special commission for migration issues as the country prepares to take in over 1,000 refugees, the prime minister's spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
Vyriausybė
© Lietuvos vyriausybė

"Under the prime minister's decree, a commission will be set up for migration issues," Evelina Butkutė-Lazdauskienė told BNS.

The commission will be led by Government Vice-Chancellor Rimantas Vaitkus and will include representatives of various ministries.

Lithuania plans to receive 1,105 refugees over the next two years.

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

Prosecutors want exchanged Russian spy's accomplices tried in absentia

A criminal case in which charges were brought against two suspected accomplices of Nikolai...

Nauseda: Lithuania needs to spend 14 billion EUR on climate change over 10 years

Lithuania will need to spend 14 billion euros over ten years to meet its climate change commitments,...

Application to register "For the Fatherland" submitted in Prime Minister's name

Lithuania's brand database officially states that an application to register a brand " For the...

Parliament lowers election threshold to 3 percent

The Lithuanian Seimas on Tuesday lowered the parliamentary election threshold to 3 percent for...

Cuban dissident calls on Lithuania to block EU-Cuba deal

Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas , on a visit to Vilnius, has called on Lithuania to block the...