The Prime Minister of Lithuania responds

In response to Ambassador Gil’s concerns, Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius issued a statement that is, in the opinion of this website, extraordinary for an EU/NATO head of government. Declaring his country to be more tolerant than Norway or Denmark, and proclaiming that ‘you couldn’t say it’s either nationalistic or homophobic’, the PM goes on say: ‘There are skinheads and neo-Nazis in every country, and they sometimes take a walk or chant something’. He proceeds to brush away as irrelevant the legalization of the neo-Nazi march via a permit obtained by a member of parliament from his own ruling party. As usual, there is no mention of the continuing prosecutorial defamation campaign against surviving Jewish veterans of the anti-Nazi partisan resistance.  BNS report here.

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