Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė is robbing time with her veto of amendments to the Referendum Law, lowering the threshold for such a dual citizenship referendum, Ramūnas Karbauskis, leader of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS), says.
Ramūnas Karbauskis
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