FCIS scandal threatens ruling coalition

  • 2012-02-29
  • By Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - The firing of the heads of the Financial Crime Investigation Service (FCIS) has provoked the largest-ever protest demonstration in front of the office of President Dalia Grybauskaite and resulted in some sensational findings by the parliamentary anti-corruption commission.The huge scandal, which threatens the very existence of the ruling center-right coalition and which provoked an open challenge from PM Andrius Kubilius and Parliament Speaker Irena Degutiene to President Dalia Grybauskaite, is causing real turmoil in Lithuanian politics.Interior Minister Raimundas Pala...
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