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Posted inCentral Europe & BalticsLithuania

Lithuania: A New Grass-Roots Partnership

AS LOCAL GOVERNMENT REform gets under way in Lithuania following the passage of a law on local self-government, new economic and political realities are creating major shifts in regional politics. In a phenomenon long noted in American cities,1 the interests of a rising business class are becoming the interests of local government as both seek economic growth and well-being.