The National Coalition Party has expressed “regret” over terminology used in a nine-point immigration policy proposal. Outgoing Finns Party leader Jussi Halla-aho has criticised the National Coalition Party’s (NCP’s) proposal for changes to Finland’s immigration policy as a “populist ploy”. The NCP had expressed “regret” over terminology used in the
On Tuesday, he visited the General Silvestras Zukauskas Training Area in Pabrade where the German 10th Armored Division and Lithuania’s mechanized infantry brigade Iron Wolf are taking part in Exercise Schneller Degen, the first time Germany is holding a command-post exercise of such kind on a territory of an ally.
Around 1,500 illegal migrants will be accommodated in a tent camp in Rudnininkai military training area in Lithuania’s district of Salcininkai as the country is dealing with an illegal migration crisis, Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite says. “A decision has been made and tents are being taken to Rudininkai training area
The Lithuanian Migration Department is currently unable to process asylum applications within 10 days due to its heavy workload, the authority’s director said on Thursday. “[Ten days] will not be sufficient, because there are so many applications, and we do not have so many employees, but we have started preparations
According to the ruling conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, the bill is being proposed by the ruling majority in the parliament in cooperation with leaders of the majority of opposition groups. “In recent weeks, we have seen the government’s widespread effort to fight hybrid aggression. Therefore, demonstrating unity
Sweden has promised an additional over $10 million in humanitarian aid for northeast Syria (Rojava). The pledge came from Sweden’s foreign minister when she met a visiting Kurdish delegation this week. Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Ann Linde received in Stockholm on Thursday the Rojava delegation including Bedran Chiya Ali,
Evelina Gudzinskaite, director of the department, says it now takes three weeks to process an asylum request and the period will get longer due to the fact that over one hundred new migrants a day have been arriving in Lithuania in recent days. “Processing itself will take longer and they
Migration pressure on Estonia is low, the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) and the Ministry of the Interior assured Postimees. “The migration situation has not significantly changed on Estonia’s border at present, but it would be short-sighted to ignore the events in Lithuania. It is important to understand that