Almost one year ago, on May 17, Lithuanians elected Dalia Grybauskaite as their president. The first reason why they did so was the impressive title of the job at the time: member of the European Commission responsible for financial programming and the budget. In 2004, then Prime Minister Algirdas Brazauskas sent Grybauskaite, his finance minister, to work in the Commission because Jose Manuel Barroso was begging for female commissioners in the name of political correctness. The procedure of the commissioners’ approval in the European Parliament is quite a formality: it is enough n...
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