Lithuanian border guards and migration officials will offer some money to irregular migrants who want to return home, in a bid to speed up their readmission, the country's top migration official said on Monday.
As the rate of irregular migration from Belarus to Lithuania is not slowing down, the European Union has to impose sanctions on all participants in this process, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said on Monday.
We must show that there's no free access to the territory of the European Union, European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson says, having arrived in Vilnius to assess the ongoing migration crisis.
In order to help fight illegal migration, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the Republic of Lithuania Ladislav Babčan has (2.8.) handed over today the humanitarian aid in total value of over 85 thousand euros.
Around 400 people have on Thursday afternoon gathered outside the government office in central Vilnius to protest against the accommodation of migrants in the town of Dieveniskes in Salcininkai District, southeastern Lithuania.
The Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian defense ministers have agreed to coordinate their response to the migrant crisis, calling it the Belarusian regime's hybrid attack against the Baltic countries, the EU and NATO.