Romas Lazutka

Romas Lazutka. Who is it that rules us and does Tapinas impact them?

If you think that it is politicians that rule us, you are mistaken. They do not rule, instead they have been bickering for two years, if not over fur coats, then over the budget. And neither the fur coats, nor the budget is theirs. The fur coats belong to Greta, the budget – to Vilius [Šapoka]. As for ruling, that’s only by the hired prime minister and finance minister from uber. Neither of them is a politician by personal choice. The prime minister at least did his work for the party during the elections, while the minister of finance is akin to having been summoned from nowhere through the taxi app. […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis

Seimas speaker can resign if he’s ashamed – ruling party leader

Ramūnas Karbauskis, the leader of the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU), has said that Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Seimas, may step down if he is ashamed of some members of the parliament. […]

In the Seimas

A year after the Seimas election – hopes were left in the ballot boxes

A year ago citizens elected the new Seimas, driven by great expectations. While the majority talks of a vast number of achievements, their political opponents are sceptical of the things done, Lietuvos Žinios reported. Upon […]

At the Farmers and Greens rally in Naisiai

How “green” are the Farmer Greens’ decisions?

The Lithuanian Farmer and Greens Union won the parliamentary elections pledging to perform effective reforms and establish “harmony”. Among other things, the electoral programme promised “harmony of man and nature”, which was to be ensured […]

Saulius Skvernelis, Ramūnas Karbauskis

Evaluating the concluding Seimas session – “Farmers” lied to the electorate

The first session of the new Seimas is coming to an end. However for now it would appear there have been more scandals and public fallings out than the promised positive changes. The LRT Television […]