The Lithuanian government is undergoing its most severe test since its formation at the end of 2008. Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius has been urging Interior Minister Raimondas Palaitis, a member of the Liberal Centrist party, to rescind his firing of the director of the Financial Crimes Investigation Bureau Vitalijus Gailius and his deputy Vytautas Girzadas and restore them to their posts. Palaitis has been insistent that his decision to fire them was both legal and appropriate. His party has backed him to the hilt. In turn, several members of Kubilius’ Conservative Party have sai...
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