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Published: 18 december 2019 18:19

The unseen side of the Foreign Ministry: leaders as if gods, career ascent through political influence

Užsienio reikalų ministerija
B.Petruškaitės nuotr. / Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Deep stagnation – thusly some of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (URM) staff describe conditions in the diplomatic service. While Minister Linas Linkevičius represents himself very well, within the URM, matters are ongoing, which do not honour the service. The ministry’s chancellor Laimonas Talat-Kelpša admits that some tension is felt within the ministry. However, according to him, many of his colleagues’ complaints are unjustified.

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