Lithuania in "medium-sized" political crisis but coalition likely to remain
Monday, March 7, 2016
Lithuania is currently undergoing a “medium-sized” political crisis, according to Lithuanian political scientists and analysts, but one that should not threaten the current Government's and ruling coalition's composition.
MEP Rolandas Paksas, leader of the Order and Justice party, is suspected of accepting a bribe of €15,000, Lithuanian prosecutors say. Since he is sheltered from prosecution as an elected official, prosecutors are planning to ask the European Parliament to strip the Lithuanian politician of legal immunity.
Leader of the conservative Homeland Union, an opposition party, Gabrielius Landsbergis says that the minister of environment must resign after investigators published incriminating transcripts of his phone conversations.
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