Lithuania to decide on whether to make military conscription permanent
The State Defence Council, summoned by President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Monday, is to decide whether Lithuania should keep military conscription indefinitely.
Last year, Lithuania temporarily reintroduced compulsory military service, planning to draft about 3,000 young men annually for five years.
President Grybauskaitė has said, however, that conscription should continue after 2020.
Last week, the president said that the State Defence Cou