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One working, five watching: Lithuanian president dismisses criticism

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on Wednesday hit back at criticism over EU budget talks, saying it reminds him of a Soviet-era joke where one man is working and another five are watching and giving him useless advice. “I could remind [the critics] that there are different stages in the negotiations, and when both sides – in this case, net payers and net recipients – want to obtain more in the…