Algirdas Butkevičius, Juozas Bernatonis

Social Democrat Labour seek a president: A. Butkevičius mentioned as a potential candidate to his own surprise

The Lithuanian Social Democratic Labour Party could back the presidential bid of Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis if he chose to run for president, however the party is also considering the candidacies of Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius and former Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius, LSDDP member Juozas Bernatonis told A. Butkevičius himself assures he is only considering participating in the European Parliament elections. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė

Questions for the president about commercial and central banks’ actions in crisis investigation

The Seimas Committee on Budget and Finance will request President Dalia Grybauskaitė to answer questions on the financial crisis. She will be sent questions about the actions of commercial banks and the Bank of Lithuania by committee chairman Stasys Jakeliūnas. Former Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius criticises such pursuits and similarly to the president, describes S. Jakeliūnas as inadequate, writes. […]

Mantas Zalatorius, Stasys Jakeliūnas

S. Jakeliūnas’ statement surprises bank association head: are you trying to cause panic in the markets?

There is too great a concentration of Swedish banks in Lithuania, thus one of them should be sold. This was a statement by Seimas Budget and Finance Committee chairman Stasys Jakeliūnas on Wednesday. SEB bank and Swedbank – these are namely two Swedish capital banks operating in Lithuania and other Baltic states and if they didn’t flinch, they must have at least been listening carefully, this was a statement by a politician from the ruling coalition. […]

Indrė Makaraitytė

I. Makaraitytė. Pit of hot coals for Gitanas Nausėda – the silent majority, which is against gay rights

To even his own surprise, Gitanas Nausėda suddenly thought that the question of homosexual partnership should be resolved through a referendum, Indrė Makaraitytė writes on It is hard to say, which of his team […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis

“Farmer” unity breaking down: comrades stand against Karbauskis

Tax reform and a new parliamentary investigation are two barriers that the “Farmers” are obstructed by, apparently failing to find common ground within the Seimas group, writes. Some of the closest companions of Lithuanian […]

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Seimas committee to look at previous governments’ handling of public finances

The Lithuanian parliament on Thursday asked the Committee on Budget and Finance (CBF) to scrutinize the handling of public finances by the country’s previous governments since 2005. […]