VILNIUS - Although the European Commission announced Lithuania is not ready to begin entry negotiations with the European Union this year, it praised the country's political and economic reforms and promised an invitation will come "within a reasonable period."Yet politicians in Vilnius, both on the right and the left, responded to the EC's Nov. 4 ruling with everything from disappointment to ridicule and suggested the decision could cause tension in the Baltic region."This is a political mistake that may destabilize the region," said Prime Minister Gediminas Vagnorius, who said he is satis...
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