Speaker of the Seimas met with the President of the European Parliament
Press release, 18 August 2021
On 18 August 2021, Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, Speaker of the Seimas, met with David Maria Sassoli, President of the European Parliament. Their discussion focused on migration and other relevant issues.
‘The hybrid aggression of the Belarusian regime is a test on the values of the European Union as a whole. We have already worked out the measures that help to slow down the migrant influx organised by Belarus, but I would call this achievement only as the first phase in our endeavours. I believe that new attempts will follow. Therefore, we and all the institutions of the European Union need to jointly look for new stronger measures to stop the organisers of illegal migration, combat human smuggling, and discourage migrants from trying to cross the border illegally,’ the Speaker of the Seimas said.
Photos by Olga Posaškova, Office of the Seimas
Raminta Maselienė, Assistant to Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, Speaker of the Seimas, tel. +370 5 239 6016, e-mail: [email protected]