Europe insists on election of foreign nationals to Lithuanian government. We will no longer be masters but footmen


The European Commission threatens Lithuania with punishments because only Lithuanian citizens can be members of political parties here. Brussels demands that aliens not be discriminated against and that those who ‘drop in’ should be allowed to take part in our political life, simply speaking, to run the country. The Law on Political Parties establishes that only citizens of Lithuania above 18 years may be founders and members of political parties. This provision displeased Brussels: it allegedly contradicts the Directive of the Council adopted on 19 December 1994 laying down detailed arrangements for the exercise of the right to vote and to stand as a candidate in municipal elections by citizens of the Union residing in a Member State of which they are not nationals. Read more at http://www.respublika.lt/lt/naujienos/lietuva/kitos_lietuvos_zinios/europa_vercia_kad_i_lietuvos_valdzia_butu_renkami_uzsienio_pilieciai_nebebusime_seimininkais_busime_liokajais/,print.1