Lithuania’s new government yesterday had its program approved by parliament and was sworn in. The program envisages acceleration of market reforms, ambitious growth targets, all-out efforts to join the European Union and NATO, and close relations with Poland; relations with Russia or CIS are not mentioned. The government relies on a conservative majority of more than two thirds of the parliament. The left-of-center opposition described the program as "serving big capital." (BNS, Itar-Tass, December 10)
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