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13 December 2017
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Many Lithuanians living abroad turn their backs on the home country


The new generations are leaving the country in droves and very few from the country's diaspora groups plan to come home to contribute to the reconstruction of this once fine and proud country.

Our series of articles through April and May has revealed enormous discrepancies between Lithuania's current leadership and the large group of Lithuanians living outside their homeland.

It is assumed that the country's best educated and economically active segment of the population now lives in Western Europe, the USA and sometimes other countries, but that today's leaders do not do much to reach out to them, start the kind of communication that is necessary to get this country on its feet again.

Obviously, this is tragic. All Lithuanians love their homeland, but feel that the government and the leadership generally do little to facilitate for the country to grow healthy and successful.

Meanwhile, the young, non corrupt professionals are very reluctant to assume political office. "We do not want to stick your hand into this overgrown wasp's nest," we have heard several say. The result is that the new generations are leaving the country in droves and that very few from the country's diaspora groups plan to come home to contribute to the reconstruction of this once fine and proud country.

We proposed a few days ago that Lithuanians outside their home country should start coming back home to contribute to new growth and better living conditions here. These are some of the responses we have recorded.

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Viktorija Ruškulienė
Once only corrupt government and retired elderly are left, Lithuania's economy will reach the very bottom and push itself up

Once only corrupt government and retired elderly are left, Lithuania's economy will reach the very bottom and push itself up: things will start to change, hopefully for the better. As there will be no one to be robbed, the ex-KGB-today-"democratically"-elected-mob-government will follow the path of their foreign invested funds and retire outside of Lithuania. Hopefully there still will be some Lithuanians willing to return back to their homeland...

Some more realistic politicians suggest to open Lithuanian job market for Belarus young professionals and political refugees, with a promise of European citizenship after 7 years working and paying taxes in Lithuania. This will become some "injection" to keep economy floating at the level it is today, but what will happen if Belarus elects new government and joins EU? Will people from Asia's developing countries be interested in cold climate and hopeless economy refuge?

Lithuania loves money, sent by expatriates, though...

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Grant Gochin
Lithuania does NOT love the expatriate community. If the country of Lithuania rejects us, why maintain our Lithuanian identity?

Lithuania does NOT love the expatriate community. Rather, LT does EVERYTHING possible to reject them. Loyalty has to work both ways. The days of the state being a slave-master and the citizens being mindless obedient drones are over.

If the country of Lithuania rejects us, why maintain our Lithuanian identity?

The people have to protest. If nobody does, nothing will improve.

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