Off the Wire

  • 1998-11-26
BOBELIS URGES LITHUANIA TO GET OFF ITS KNEES: Kazys Bobelis has urged his countrymen to stop groveling before Brussels for EU membership and concentrate on preparing to join NATO instead. The Lithuanian MP said a recent meeting with the Turkish Parliament chairman and foreign minister opened his eyes. "They said they could not understand why Lithuania is crawling to the EU on its knees instead of protecting its national, economic and state interests," Bobelis said. NATO, Bobelis said, is a much more important organization, especially, he said, because "the EU will have to accept Lithuania s...
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