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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.

2020 03 24
Legal Status of Foreigners in the Republic of Lithuania during the Quarantine

The Migration Department informs that foreigners, whose period of legal residence in Lithuania expired during the declared quarantine and who were unable to depart from the Republic of Lithuania in due time through no fault of their own, will not be subject to the return decisions, as well as administrative liability for illegal stay.

2020 03 02
What you need to know about coronavirus (COVID-19)

The government has declared a state-level emergency across the country over the threat of the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).  What should foreign nationals in Lithuania know?

2020 02 13
Officials discussed the hate crime situation in Vilnius

A round table discussion took place in Vilnius on the 11th of February 2020. During the meeting, police officers and prosecutors met with members of communities vulnerable to hate crime living in Vilnius and non-governmental organizations representing them.

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2020 01 30
Important message for UK nationals and their family members

Following the entry into force of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement, the status of UK nationals and their family members will remain unchanged and they will continue to enjoy free movement within the EU until the end of the transitional period (31 December 2020).  

2020 01 28
MIA recommendations on how to prosecute hate crimes

Criminal act motivated by hatred and/or bias towards a group or a person based on age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, nationality, language, origin, social status, religion, beliefs or views significantly threatens democratic values, public security and the existence of a pluralistic society.

2020 01 26
EU Home Affairs ministers met to discuss migration challenges and protection of the common European space

Minister of the Interior Rita Tamašunienė attended an informal meeting of the European Union (EU) Justice and Home Affairs Ministers in Zagreb (Croatia).

2020 01 13
MI study: communities vulnerable to experiencing hate crimes interviewed

The study, commissioned by the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, evaluated manifestations of hate crimes experienced by vulnerable communities in Lithuania and identified potential methods for prevention of hate crimes.  

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