Lithuanian Ruling Coalition Survived

photo: Beny Schlevich
photo: Beny Schlevich

Ruling coalition in Lithuania is not going to be dissolved after Minister of the Interior Raimundas Palaitis resigned on March 19, as The Lithuania Tribune writes.

Raimundas Palaitis resigned after making a controversial hasty decision to fire heads of the Financial Crime Investigation Service – Vitalijus Gailius and Vytautas Girzadas.

photo: Beny Schlevich

Former Minister said: “I would like to say that I have no regrets whatsoever over my decision. I feel I was acting legitimately and rightly dismissing the two officers of the Financial Crime Investigation Service. But in the wake of such a difficult situation caused by actions that are hard to describe, I don’t think that I should be an obstacle for Lithuania to advance, and I will shortly submit my resignation,” as 15min.lt quotes.

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