The Lithuanian Seimas Committee on Foreign Affairs has stated that solidarity to distribute refugees among European Union (EU) member states should be understood as a voluntary contribution based on a country's capabilities.
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The committee has said it is concerned that refugee relocation quotas proposed to Lithuania by the European Commission (EC) would undermine the country's capabilities to analyse asylum applications and integrate refugees.

On Wednesday the National Audit Office presented to the Seimas committee a report on a preliminary study Management of Immigration Processes. Auditors informed about deficiencies in these processes and submitted recommendations on how to deal with them.

Although the number of issued temporary residence permits is growing every year in Lithuania, the issuance process is very complicated, lengthy, not always smooth and consistent.

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