VILNIUS - When clocks strike 12 in Vilnius, clocks in Berlin and Paris are doing the same. Even in a city as far away, in distance and spirit, as Madrid, time is the same as it is in the Lithuanian capital.Meanwhile, neighbors Latvia, Belarus, Kaliningrad and Estonia have their clocks set an hour later. Lithuania joined the first European time zone (Greenwich Mean Time plus one hour) in March. At the time, there were pats on the back all around. The initiative came from the now defunct Ministry of European Affairs, and politicians and businessmen hailed the decision. Writer Stasys Kasauska...
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