Lithuania in brief

  • 2003-12-18
The Constitutional Court rejected a request from President Rolandas Paksas' legal team to remove Chief Justice Egidijus Kuris from the panel hearing the Parliament's case against the president for granting campaign supporter Yuri Borisov citizenship. Kuris was spotted lunching with one of Paksas' political opponents after the start of the trial.Paksas formally requested a prosecutorial probe into the activities of the special parliamentary committee charged with investigating potential threats to state security. Paksas alleged that Parliamentary Chairman Arturas Paulauskas and committee cha...
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