Lithuanian PM says making “blacklist” public is mistake

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Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius says that making the so called blacklist of deputy ministers public has been a mistake, as it may impede further investigation. According to the head of the Cabinet, decisions on deputy minister will be made by ministers, their immediate superiors.
Algirdas Butkevičius
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