Lithuania to offer money to migrants who want to return home

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.

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Migrants crisis: unrest starts at Rudninku training ground

After the heavy rain on Monday night, illegal migrants that are placed at Rudninkų training ground started unrest.

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Foreign Minister wants EU sanctions on all those involved in migrant smuggling

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.

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EU's commissioner in Vilnius: we must show there's no free access to EU territory

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.

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Slovak humanitarian aid reached Lithuania

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.

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212 new COVID-19 cases

On Sunday, 212 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has already recorded 283 246 coronavirus cases.

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Number of illegal migrants at frontier stations close to capacity limit

The number of illegal migrants at Lithuania's frontier stations has almost reached the accommodation capacity limit, Rustamas Liubajevas, chief of the country's State Border Guard Service, says.

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Population declines by 12,000 in first half of 2021

Lithuania's population declined by 12,000 during the first half of 2021, due to natural change rather than emigration, the statistics office said on Friday.

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Lithuania moved into Europe's CoVID-19 map's grey area

Lithuania has been moved into the grey area of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control's COVID-19 map updated every week.

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Bilotaite: sending migrants to their countries of origin ASAP is key task

The key task now is to send migrants crossing into Lithuania from Belarus to their countries of origin as soon as possible, Lithuanian Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite says.

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Lithuania records 264 new Delta coronavirus cases

Lithuania has recorded 264 new cases of the worrisome Delta coronavirus variant, first detected in India, this week, the country's National Public Health Surveillance Laboratory said this week.

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LFGU kicks Tomilinas out of party

The Council of the opposition Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union has on Friday eliminated MP Tomas Tomilinas as a member of the party amid his conflict with the party's leader Ramunas Karbauskis.

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Moderna coronavirus vaccine approved for teenagers

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use in teenagers in Lithuania, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

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Foreign Minister: new sanctions irrelevant if Minsk stops illegal migration

New EU-level sanctions against Minsk have been proposed, by they will be irrelevant if Minsk stops organizing illegal migration, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said on Friday.

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346 new COVID-19 cases

On Thursday, 346 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has already recorded 282 416 coronavirus cases.

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Several hundred people stage protests in Vilnius against migrants in Dieveniskes

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.

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President: Lithuania may consider state of emergency over migrant crisis soon

Lithuania may soon consider declaring a state of emergency to bring illegal migration under control, President Gitanas Nauseda said on Thursday.

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Baltic defense ministers call migrant crisis Minsk's 'hybrid attack' against EU and NATO

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.

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380 new COVID-19 cases

On Wednesday, 380 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has already recorded 282 039 coronavirus cases.

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Army to contribute to protection of migrants' accommodation places

Lithuania's army will shortly contribute to the protection of migrants' places of accommodation, National Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas says.

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