Responsible authorities have agreed to build a physical barrier on marshy areas at the borders with Belarus and Russia, the Ministry of the Interior said on Wednesday.
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The Seimas approved on Thursday a package of amendments to the police law proposed by the Ministry of the Interior to integrate the Public Security Service (VST) into the Police Department.
US Cyber Command’s Cyber National Mission Force recently concluded their second defensive hunt operation to Lithuania, building upon relationships and experiences from the previous deployment to the country in May 2022, reports the Ministry of the Interior.
Margarita Drobiazko has spoken out against proposals to strip her of Lithuanian citizenship, calling them a “witch hunt” and claiming she is not taking part in Russia’s propaganda activities.
Interior Minister Agnė Bilotaitė says her ministry has already drafted amendments to the law on foreigners’ legal status to enable a mechanism for issuing a foreigner’s passport to opponents of Alexander Lukashenko’s regime only.
Chairman of the Labour Party Andrius Mazuronis suggests that labour immigration policy should focus on countries that are similar to Lithuania, such as Belarus, otherwise he fears about national security risks.
The Ministry of the Interior will propose to the Government to consider closing two more checkpoints at the border with Belarus. On Monday, Minister of the Interior Agnė Bilotaitė is visiting Warsaw, to meet with Polish, Latvian and Estonian counterparts to discuss border security amid the continuin...
Opposition MP Rimantė Šalaševičiūtė of the Farmers and Greens proposes to criminalise incest, including a punishment of up to 6 years imprisonment.
The Ministry of the Interior has announced that 957 children in Lithuania were victims of various sex crimes in the last three years. 48% of sex crimes consisted of possession of pornographic content showing children.
The migrant pushback legislation adopted by the parliament must be enforced in full, says the Seimas speaker in her response to the Government’s recent decision to lift an exemption for certain migrants at the border.
Reform of the public service in Lithuania would leave the country with about 20,000 civil servants, Interior Minister Eimutis Misiūnas said.
Lithuania will have fewer public servants, the selection will be centralized, their employer will be free to set salaries and reduce bonuses, however, they will have more days off and money for good performance, according to the reform initiated by the Interior Ministry that will still need approval...
A killing of a policeman while on duty last week has drawn attention to the issue of officers' safety. Lithuania's minister of the interior is planning a meeting with police leadership and unions to discuss measures to prevent similar incidents.
Loreta Graužinienė, Speaker of the Lithuanian parliament, says that she is concerned at the Finance Ministry's refusal to allocate extra funding to shore up the country's domestic security. To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.
The heads of Lithuania's ministries for interior and justice and the Central Electoral Commission signed on Thursday a memorandum on cooperation in combating vote-buying during elections. To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.
More refugees will be resettled in Lithuania within the coming month, according to the country's Ministry of the Interior. To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.
The Ministry of the Interior has a new legal proposal that would lead to a reduction of speeding tolerances to 5kmh over the speed limit and to an increase in fines for every kmh over the limit from €2 to €5 for certain speeds.
The board of the ruling Lithuanian Social Democratic Party has decided to appoint the prime minister's adviser, Justas Pankauskas, to the post of interior vice-minister.
Lithuania's citizenship laws recognize the right of people who lived in Lithuania in the period 1918-1940 and their offspring to claim Lithuanian citizenship but recently a growing number of applications by Litvaks, Lithuanian Jews, have been rejected by the Lithuanian Ministry of Interior, leading ...
A Syrian family of five have arrived in Lithuania from Turkey under the European Union's (EU) resettlement programme.