European Parliament provides ray of EU hope

  • 1998-11-19
  • Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS – Parliament Chairman Vytautas Landsbergis stood waiting at the end of a red carpet in Vilnius Airport, but the expected guest, European Parliament Chairman Jose Maria Gil-Robles, never showed.Or so Landsbergis thought. The European Parliament was not the second Western organization to brush off Lithuania this month – the first, if you listen to Vilnius, was the European Commission, who opted not to invite Lithuania to membership talks this year. Gil-Robles had simply arrived unnoticed on another plane and traveled to his hotel in an old Mercedes taxi that has seen better days."It h...
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