Lithuania's parliament will discuss the Return Law aimed at bringing back persons who have connections in Lithuania by pledging support for relocation, integration and housing.
After the bill proposed by MP Kęstutis Masiulis was approved for discussion last week, it will now go to parliamentary committees.
"We have two major problems in our state that we cannot cope with – emigration and loss of regions. After analysis of history I have found experiences of some countries, which are positive experiences. Israel and Ireland are two countries we should learn from," Masiulis said in the presentation of the bill.
Masiulis replied that the law would stipulate a requirement for citizenship or merits for Lithuania, giving an example that the law could benefit, for instance, individuals who served as interpreters for Lithuanian troops in Afghanistan.