Dalia Grybauskaitė

President speaks out about collective responsibility after Saviečiai tragedy

President Dalia Grybauskaitė said not only the state but society as well had to take care of children growing up in dysfunctional families after the tragic events in Saviečiai village in Kėdainiai district when a 36-year-old father killed his two children by throwing them into a well. […]

Loreta Graužinienė ir Saulius Skvernelis

Police officers express support for interior minister in his feud with parliament speaker

Lithuania‘s police officers have expressed their support for Interior Minister Saulius Skvernelis who handed his letter of resignation to the prime minister on Friday, following criticism by Parliament Speaker Loreta Graužinienė and President Dalia Grybauskaitė. The Lithuanian Department of the International Police Association and the National Association of Officers‘ Trade Unions of Lithuania have distributed statements declaring support for Mr. Skvernelis. […]

Ministry of Interior

Lithuania’s Interior Ministry considers setting up migration division

Lithuania’s Ministry of the Interior is considering establishing a special division to coordinate inter-institutional activity in the area of migration, Interior Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Tuesday. […]

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Lightning Bolt 2015 wargames end with military operation in Švenčionėliai

On 10 May, a large-scale military operation was conducted in Švenčionėliai town, which was the last phase of the exercise Lightning Bolt 2015. […]

Saulius Skvernelis

No Lithuanian nationals joining terrorist groups, interior minister says

Lithuania’s Interior Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that the country has not yet faced the phenomenon of foreign fighters and has no reports of a single Lithuanian citizen fighting on the side of terrorists. Nevertheless, in his words, Lithuania takes the threat very seriously and understands that well-trained and radical fighters, including citizens of the European Union (EU), returning from zones of armed conflicts may end up in Lithuania. […]