Posts tagged as immigration

Greece and Lithuania leaders meet to discuss illegal immigration

Monday, July 19, 2021

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his Lithuanian counterpart Ingrida Simonyte have met in Athens to discuss migration. Both leaders suggest that their influx of asylum seekers is being orchestrated by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in an effort to exert political pressure. “What Belarus is doing is simply unacceptable,” Mitsotakis said. Mitsotakis says both countries “are characterised by persistent migratory flows, coupled occasionally by an orchestrated effort by a third…

Safety measures at schools, on transport and borders come in force today

Monday, December 7, 2020

As of December 7, several additional epidemiological safety measures are in force in Latvia, as reported earlier by LSM. Starting today, pupils from grades 5 and 6 in all schools are learning remotely. Up until now, only older pupils from grades 7 to 12 were doing so; younger pupils were at school. Grades 1 to 4 are still learning onsite, provided that three square meters of space can be ensured…

Immigration increases population for fifth year in a row

Friday, January 17, 2020

The population increased by more than 3,500 people last year and was driven by immigration for the fifth year in a row, a preliminary estimate of the population released by Statistics Estonia shows. The data shows on the first day of the new year, there were 1,328,360 people registered as living in Estonia which is 3,540 persons more than on January 1, 2019. The reason for population growth in 2019…

UK immigration from non-EU countries at 15-year high

Friday, March 1, 2019

As the United Kingdom readies to leave the European Union partly due to mass immigration concerns, net immigration to the country from non-EU states has reached its highest level since 2014, official statistics showed. British public broadcaster BBC reports that the country’s Office for National Statistics stated on Thursday, February 28, figures show 261,000 more non-EU citizens came to the UK than left in the year ending September 2018, which…

British Cabinet agrees no preference for EU workers after Brexit

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

People from the EU should face the same immigration rules as those from elsewhere, once the UK has completely left the bloc, the British Cabinet has agreed. The Cabinet unanimously supported a system based on skills rather than nationality, according the BBC reports LETA. The British prime minister has repeatedly vowed to end unlimited immigration from Europe after Brexit. According to one source, the principle was agreed that the UK…

State preparing for mass immigration

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The Ministry of Internal Affairs is working on draft legislation to allow state agencies to handle a situation where an extraordinary number of immigrants arrive in Estonia in a short time. For example, the kind of situation Europe faced in 2016 when it saw hundreds of thousands of refugees. The bill first and foremost concerns citizens from third countries who come to Estonia illegally (so-called illegal immigrants) and those applying…

Work-related immigration in Lithuania more than doubles

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The number of foreigners coming to Lithuania to work has more than doubled in 2018, new figures show, amid the government’s plans to introduce restrictions on work-related immigration. The majority of those coming to work in Lithuania are Ukrainians, the Migration Department told. Its figures show almost 16,900 foreigners received visas or work-based resident permits in the first quarter, up almost 2.5 times from the same period past year when…

Who makes Expenses Plan for the Baltic States?

By Viktors Domburs on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Baltic states today are no more a clean sheet of paper waiting for somebody to write something on. During almost 30 years of independence from the USSR the authorities have been cleaning the countries from the Soviet-era’s hangover and are writing new history by themselves. And the results of their activity are various and often disputable. On the one hand the idea of gaining independence which was in the…