Parlt passes amendments enabling Litvaks to restore Lithuanian citizenship rights

  • 2016-06-23
The Lithuanian Seimas on Thursday passed amendments to the Law on Citizenship, which will enable Litvaks, i.e. Jews of Lithuanian origin, and their descendants who left the country in the interwar period to restore their citizenship rights. The amendments will come into effect once signed into law by President Dalia Grybauskaite. The amendments were submitted to the parliament earlier this week and were debated and passed in a speedy procedure. Andrius Kubilius, Conservative opposition leader and one of the authors of the amendments, said that the exist...
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