aA
Despite plans last autumn to have at least 95 refugees resettled in Lithuania by the end of January this year, January is now over, and there is only a single Iraqi refugee family living in Lithuania.
Refugee resettlement to Lithuania at a standstill
© AFP/Scanpix

Not even the Interior Ministry which carries out the selection of refugees knows when more refugees will be moved to Lithuania.

Besides this one family, who have taken the Lithuanian government to court over not granting them full refugee status, there is no one who has passed the selection process for refugees put in place by Lithuania.

According to the Deputy Minister for Internal Affairs, Elvinas Jankevičius, Lithuania carries out the strictest selection of refugees of all EU countries.

Lithuanian security officers and migration officials are currently travelling to interview and select refugees. In addition to these current procedures one more is being planned - refugees who have already moved to Lithuania will be asked to complete a survey.

Alfa.lt

Linkevicius: the Holocaust is scar on humanity's face (1)

The genocide of the Jewish people is a scar on Lithuania and the whole humanity's face, Lithuanian...

PM's popularity rating plunges further down (1)

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is losing his ongoing battle with President Gitanas...

Alternative medicine legalized in country

The Seimas of Lithuania legalized alternative medicine in the country after adopting amendments to...

Foreign ministry advised against travel to central China due to coronavirus

The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry has advised Lithuanian citizens against traveling to China 's central...

Plans to commemorate Baltic Way by naming roads

Lithuania plans to commemorate the Baltic Way , which took place more than 30 years ago, by naming...

Top news

Romanov and 12 other people suspected of squandering Ukio Bankas' assets

Vladimir Romanov, Ukio Bankas' former majority shareholder, and 12 other people are suspected of...

Linkevicius: the Holocaust is scar on humanity's face (1)

The genocide of the Jewish people is a scar on Lithuania and the whole humanity's face, Lithuanian...

Fines for some free plastic bags in stores set

The Lithuanian parliament voted on Tuesday to establish fines of thousands of euros on retailers...

Lithuanian students invent belt that monitors fetus during pregnancy

A team of students from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) BeltaMom has designed a belt for...

Pursuing investment: shrinking production in Germany brought new opportunities for Lithuania

In 2019 47 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects were attracted to Lithuania, including companies...