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2023 03 20
Minister Bilotaitė: the best assessment of the work of border guards is the increased public trust

Minister of the Interior Agnė Bilotaitė discussed the results of the activities of the State Border Guard Service (SBGS) over the past year and shared her plans on how to strengthen the protection of the state border in the Pabradė Alien Foreigner Centre.

2023 03 09
Government extends state of emergency on borders with Belarus and Russia

The Government has approved a proposal by the Ministry of the Interior to extend the state of emergency until 24:00 on 2 May this year.

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2023 02 17
Freight trains from Stasylos will be diverted to Kena as part of Lithuania‘s smuggling crackdown

As part of the anti-smuggling crackdown, freight trains arriving in Lithuania from Belarus will only pass through the Kena Railway Border Inspection Post (RBIP) from the 16th February. Such trains will not pass through the Stasylos railway RBIP until a fixed X-ray inspection system is installed there, which is planned for ...

2023 02 17
Minister A. Bilotaitė met the European Commissioner to discuss Lithuania's efforts to stop irregular migration

Minister of the Interior Agnė Bilotaitė and European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson discussed the migration situation at the EU's eastern border and Lithuania's response to the hybrid attack by the Belarusian regime, the security situation in Europe and assistance to Ukraine.

2023 02 10
Lithuania and Latvia are developing a united response to hybrid threats

Minister of the Interior Agnė Bilotaitė met with the new Latvian Minister of the Interior, former Latvian Prime Minister Mari Kučinski. This is the first foreign visit by a Latvian Interior Minister. The ministers discussed issues of border security and civil protection, as well as the migration situation on the border with Belarus.

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2023 02 10
Lithuanian search and rescue team alongside humanitarian aid are on their way to earthquake-hit Turkey

A Lithuanian search and rescue team is leaving for earthquake-hit Turkey. The team consists of 42 members, including 34 firefighters, 5 paramedics from Kaunas and 3 cynologists from the State Border Guard Service. Humanitarian aid is also being sent to Turkey with essential supplies for the victims.    

2023 01 26
EU interior ministers discussed important issues on migration policy

Vice-Minister of the Interior Arnoldas Abramavičius attended the informal meeting of EU Ministers of the Interior in Sweden, which has assumed the Presidency of the Council of the European Union at the beginning of the year. The meeting will focus on migration policy and the fight against organised cybercrime.

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2023 01 23
Lithuanian government cancels agreement with Belarus on border cooperation

The Government has denounced the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Lithuania and the Government of Belarus on the Basic Principles of Border Cooperation.

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