Lithuania's ruling parties sign political agreement on refugees

  • 2016-06-10
Leaders of Lithuania's ruling coalition parties signed on Friday a political agreement voicing their disapproval of additional mandatory refugee resettlement quotas. The agreement says that if Lithuania is asked to take in an additional number of asylum seekers "under the mandatory principle," the state must express "a strong, clear, and unequivocal position" that such relocation is "impossible." The agreement also underlines that Lithuania will meet its current commitment to accept 1,105 refugees over two years, accord...
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