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2020 11 23
Online Closing event of the Twinning project in Sakartvelo

On Thursday, 19 th November 2020, the final Steering Commitee (SC) meeting of the Twinning project “Support to Implementation of the Civil Service Reform in Georgia” was held online with the participation of the SC members, Ambassadors of Lithuania and Georgia, key stakeholders and represetnatives of Georgian public institutions. The main goal of this summarising event...

2020 11 10
As Brexit approached, the Seimas approved amendments to the Law

Today, Lithuanian Parliament approved the draft amendment to the Law on the Legal Status of Aliens presented by the Ministry of the Interior, which aims to align the provisions of the law with the provisions of the Art. 18.4 of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement.

2020 11 05
Nationwide lockdown as of Saturday

The Government has decided on Wednesday to introduce a three-week nationwide lockdown. Some businesses will have to halt or reduce their operations, tighter infection control measures will be enforced, and work and education will be arranged with a minimum of contacts.

2020 10 23
Official: traffic light system for countries

In line with the recommendations approved by the European Council, at its meeting on Wednesday the Government decided on the criteria to be applied at the national level, based on which all the countries of the European Union would be divided into four groups according to the traffic light principle. Based on the criteria, the risk will be assessed, the list of the affected countries...

2020 10 07
Tighter requirements for mass events will help prevent coronavirus infection

The Government has approved a draft amendment to the Resolution declaring a state of national emergency submitted by the Ministry of the Interior, one of the main objectives of which is to change the principles for compiling the List of the Affected Countries approved by the Minister of Health. 

2020 10 01
Further Government regulations on entry of foreign nationals into the country

Today, the Government has approved a proposal of the Ministry of the Interior to provide for additional conditions for smoother entry of highly-qualified staff, lecturers, and researchers. Their applications for temporary residence permits in Lithuania will be processed online. Where entry is granted, the original biometric data of the documents...

2020 09 15
The final conference of the hate crime prevention project was held

The final conference of the project “Strengthening the Response to Hate Crimes and the Language of Hate in Lithuania” funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014–2020) was held on 10 th of September, 2020.

2020 08 13
Government decisions regarding events

On Wednesday, the Government decided to increase the maximum number of participants in indoor events to 600 people from August 16 to 31. From 1 September onwards, the number of participants will no longer be restricted, but it will be important to follow the decisions of the State Commander of National Emergency Operations as regards the requirements (keeping distance, wearing protective...

2020 08 12
R. Tamašunienė: Lithuania will always be safe haven for persecuted foreign citizens

"We are closely monitoring the situation in Belarus and have prepared a plan of measures for the possible event of an increase in the number of Belarusian citizens applying for asylum in Lithuania. Persons who will apply for asylum and qualify for refugee status will be granted such asylum in our country”, – says Minister of the Interior...

2020 05 12
From 11 May, new updates regarding cross-border and self isolation

From May 11, travelling between Lithuania and Poland is facilitated – you no longer have to self-isolate for 14 days after the trip, however, the document verification procedures remain. From May 15, similar conditions will come into force when travelling to the Baltic States: Latvia and Estonia. Internal border controls will continue until May 31. 

2020 05 05
Recommendations for law enforcement officials on how to cooperate with communities vulnerable to hate crime

In order to strengthen the links between law enforcement authorities and communities vulnerable to hate crime, a practical guide for law enforcement officers commissioned by the Ministry of the Interior was prepared and published under the title “ Cooperation with communities vulnerable to hate...

2020 04 02
Recommendations on the investigation of hate crimes and hate speech have entered into force

An updated version of the Methodological Recommendations on the Peculiarities of Conducting, Organizing and Guiding the Pre-Trial Investigation of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech  was approved by the Prosecutor General and entered into force on April 1, 2020.

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