Lithuania’s MEP Balcytis quits Brussels job
Lithuanian MEP Zigmantas Balcytis has decided to give up his MEP mandate to pursue an international career. In his words, life has delivered a yet another unexpected challenge - an invitation to join an international organization where Balcytis will have to spend part of my time in Europe and in the US. The field of operations is economy of world countries, finances, forecast and simulation. Under the Social Democratic Party’s list, Balcytis’ slot in the European Parliament should be filled by Gediminas Kirkilas, the incumbent parliamentary vice-speaker, while the latter should be replaced by Bronius Bradauskas. Balcytis also announced his plans to leave the race for chairman of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party.