• 2003-05-15
To an outside observer, the promise of massive handouts of cash and intensified security against a huge and historically aggressive neighbor may seem like a hardly controversial issue for voters in small and relatively poor Lithuania. But for the local mindset, the unmitigated success of the EU referendum was an event that required as much bravery and perhaps more maturity than even the struggle for independence in the late 1980's and early 1990's.It would be difficult to overstate the sense of euphoria and pride that has gripped Lithuanians since the referendum. As the news of solid turnou...
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