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Warning over news media: situation compared to state of war

Currently the Seimas is discussing two legislative projects, which would fundamentally change news media work. Representative of the Lithuanian Journalist Union (LŽS) Darius Lukoševičius had a brief, but telling description for the majority’s aims – “declaring a state of war.” However, gathered in a discussion hosted by the opposition on press freedom, specialists in the area openly pointed out that the situation is already bad, without even the amendments having been put in place, lrt.lt writes. […]

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Foreign affairs

Seimas calls on Putin to free Sentsov, other political prisoners

The Lithuanian parliament urged on Wednesday Russian President Vladimir Putin to release Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov and other political prisoners held in Russian jails. […]

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Foreign affairs

After the European Court of Human Rights ruling – call for release of imprisoned former Prime Minister of Georgia Ivane Merabishvili

The Chairman of the Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) Gabrielius Landsbergis and members of the TS-LKD Andrius Kubilius (former Prime Minister of Lithuania), Algirdas Saudargas (Member of the European Parliament), Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė (former Member of the European Parliament), Mantas Adomėnas, addressed today the President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili, the Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Members of the Parliament of Georgia, calling for immediate release of imprisoned opposition politician Ivane Merabishvili, former Prime Minister of Georgia, a TS-LKD public press release states. […]