Lithuanians less keen on EU membership

  • 1999-03-04
  • Daniel Silva
VILNIUS/RIGA - Support for European Union membership among Lithuanians has fallen steadily since October and now stands at the lowest level of any applicant country, according to polls taken by the Vilmorus market research firm."It is not so easy to explain the decline that we have seen since the fall," said Vladas Gaidys, the poll's director.Last October, support for membership stood at an all time high with more than half of respondents, 51 percent, saying they would vote to join the EU if the question were put to them in a referendum.But since then, the number of Lithuanians in support o...
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