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2019 02 12
The project to develop the Schengen action plan in Serbia was launched

The Kick-off meeting of the EU Twinning project „Development of the Schengen Action Plan“ was held in Belgrade, Serbia on 6 February. The event gathered more than 60 participants.  

2019 01 23
Agreement with Vietnam in order to fight illegal migration

Minister of the Interior Mr. Eimutis Misiūnas signed an Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Lithuania and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on Readmission of Persons (hereinafter referred to as the Readmission Agreement) during his official visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

2019 01 21
Brexit: right of residence in Lithuania for the UK citizens and their family members (Updated 2019-02-06)

The Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania and the Migration Department under the Ministry are in charge of all related issues concerning the UK citizens and their family members who wish to reside in Lithuania after 29 March 2019.

2019 01 04
Lithuania is taking over the leading role of the EU regional migration process

In 2019, Lithuania is succeeding Czech Republic in leading one of the EU regional migration cooperation platform – Prague Process. Takeover of the leadership was officially announced during the Prague Process Senior Officials’ meeting that took place in Prague on 17-18 of December 2018.

2019 01 02
The 1st Steering Committee meeting for the Twinning Project was held in Georgia

On 18th December the Steering Committee of the EU-funded Twinning project “Capacity Building of Public Service Bureau of Georgia to Implement the Civil Service Reform” has gathered for the 1-st quarterly meeting. The participants discussed the activities to take place during the initial stage of the project.

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2018 11 20
Russia could use Interpol to crack down on Lithuanian officials

The Interpol General Assembly session to elect the new president of International criminal police organization (Interpol) will take place in Dubai this Wednesday. Minister of the Interior Eimutis Misiūnas says that all efforts are currently being made to prevent election of Alexander Prokopchuk, a candidate put forward by the Russian Federation, as the new...

2018 10 10
Lithuania Improves the National Emergency Plan for Nuclear Accidents

The National Emergency Plan for Nuclear Accidents focused on nuclear incidents possibly happening at the Astravets in Belarus has been recently improved by the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania (MoI) and the Fire and Rescue Department under the MoI. The upgraded edition of the Plan will be submitted for the consideration to the Lithuanian...

2018 09 24
A project to strengthen response to hate crimes and hate speech in Lithuania was launched

On September 14th the project "Strengthening response to hate crime and hate speech in Lithuania" was presented at the Ministry of the Interior.

2018 05 29
Director of Europol: Lithuania Is an Example of Cooperation

Catherine De Bolle, Director of the EU Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol), is visiting Lithuania. Possibilities for closer cooperation were discussed at the meeting with the Minister of the Interior Eimutis Misiūnas.

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2018 05 18
Ministrial Forum Supported Lithuania's Proposal to Set Up Common European Standards For Land Border Surveillance

Ministrial Forum of the Member States of the Schengen Area with External Land Borders was held on May 17-18th in Vilnius. 9 Schengen countries with the eastern border of the EU agreed all together to seek and coordinate actions in the context of the negotiations on increased financing for border...

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