Lithuania has decided to urgently organize the distribution of humanitarian assistance packages for illegal migrants pushed-back on the Lithuanian-Belarusian border. The decision was made during Thursday’s meeting attended by Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite, Social Security and Labor Minister Monika Navickiene as well as representatives of state institutions and NGOs, theContinue Reading

Shortly before Finland evacuated 413 Afghan and Finnish citizens from Kabul in late August, the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) announced that it would suspend deportations of asylum seekers to Afghanistan. While this came as relief to those who were facing imminent removal to one of the most dangerous places inContinue Reading

The European Court of Human Rights’ rulings might encourage some lawyers or organizations to seek financial gain and this way unconsciously assist the Minsk regime, Laurynas Kasciunas, chairman of the Lithuanian parliamentary Committee on National Security and Defense, says. In his interview with the national radio LRT on Wednesday, KasciunasContinue Reading

As Latvia prepares to introduce a bottle deposit system in 2022, the first five bottle deposit return machines have been erected in five shops in Riga and Ventspils. This week, the company SIA Tomra Collection Latvia has begun setting up bottle deposit return machines called ‘taromāts’ in Latvian in theContinue Reading

Some 562 irregular migrants have had their applications for political asylum in Lithuania examined and rejected, and 130 of them have left the country since the start of the year, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry published statistics showing that around 2,400 people have been turned away sinceContinue Reading