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CORPORATE

Parties take to decisive battle over municipalities: some hope to maintain positions, others aim for records

With little time left to the municipal and direct mayoral elections, political party leaders are pondering, which city and region bastions they will hold on to and where they have chances to break through. The Social Democrats, Liberal Movement and Order and Justice Party remain modest both about increases in their mayors and council members, while the Conservatives and “Farmers”, who remain the most popular parties, believe that they could reach historical victories in the elections, lrt.lt writes. […]

Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen
Politics

Liberals: “Farmers” seeking to politicise the LRT at any cost

Understanding that they may lack votes in Seimas to approve the LRT commission’s conclusions, the “Farmers” are seeking to reach their goals at any cost. According the Liberals, in order to approve the ad hoc commission’s investigation conclusions, the “Farmers” are taking to procedural manipulations, a press release from the Liberal Movement states according to lrt.lt. […]

FSRU Independence
Energy

Lithuania decides to buy out its LNG terminal

The Klaipėda liquefied natural gas floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) terminal should be bought out by the end of 2024, members of Seimas voted today. […]

Aušrinė Armonaitė
Politics

Aušrinė Armonaitė announces the formation of a new party

“I wish to announce a piece of important and good news. After I left the party several weeks ago, I did not expect that so many liberally thinking people would write to me that they wish to meet, contribute to the formation and activities of a new liberal political power. Thus, it is clear – there will be a liberal political party!” Aušrinė Armonaitė wrote on her Facebook profile on Friday. […]

Lithuanian Constitution
Politics

Failed attempt in Seimas to make constitutional changes more difficult

Prior to starting deliberations regarding changes on the number of members of Seimas, Liberal Movement Seimas group prefect Eugenijus Gentvilas presented a resolution to the Seimas “Over the constant attempts to change the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania.” With this, it was proposed to form an expert group, which would evaluate whether there is actual need to change the country’s most important document. The resolution was rejected after discussions. […]

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CORPORATE

Seimas term at its midpoint: chaos only increasing

A Seimas term marked by scandals, disputes, intrigue and dubious decisions has reached its halfway point. The majority boasts of its achievements and pledge to continue levelling mountains. Meanwhile, the opposition assures they have never […]

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Politics

Seimas opposition blocks bid to provide state subsidy to breakaway SocDems

The Seimas opposition blocked on Tuesday an overhaul of public funding of political parties that would have paved the way for allocating over 200,000 euros in state budget funds to the Lithuanian Social Democratic Labor Party (LSDDP). […]

Seimas hall
Politics

SocDems oppose new defense deal, other Lithuanian parties inclined to back it

The Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP) is unlikely to support the government’s proposed agreement on the country’s defense policy for the next decade, but other parliamentary parties are inclined to back such a deal […]