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2013-01-08 00:00:02

MRU Law Faculty Prof. Žilinskas Calls for Referendum on Dual Citizenship

zilinskasvyd Jan. 8th, the internet daily website DELFI.lt interviewed MRU Law Faculty Prof. Justinas Žilinskas (see photo) on dual citizenship.

Prof. Žilinskas says a referendum is necessary on the matter.

"We really need a discussion on this," he said.

His comments came after Lithuania's President D. Grybauskaitė refused to grant Lithuanian citizenship to U.S. figure skater Isabel Tobias, who is a partner of Lithuanian figure skater Deividas Stagniūnas.

They had hoped to compete in the upcoming Olympics.

Prof. Žilinskas is a member of MRU's Law Faculty's Department of International and European Union Law.