Lietuva in brief

  • 2016-02-24
PM strikes out at strikers The ongoing teachers strike in Lithuania has left Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius in an awkward position: initially accusing the strikers of being “under Russian influence,” he has now had to walk back on those claims, following a tirade of abuse, and rival politicians suggesting he needs “a priest or a psychologist.” “It is no secret that hostile propaganda forces, plotters, and planners of information wars take active interest in the democratic processes in Lithuania, namely, the possibility to freely...
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