Presidential Palace

Is Lithuania right or left wing?

The seventh president after the regaining of independence will definitely be right wing or centre-right. For the first time, there will not be a left wing candidate in the finals. However, is Lithuania a right […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė

R. Lopata: it could appear that we have become a presidential republic

Lithuanian foreign policy is weakened by the fact that all the powers of its formation and implementation are focused in one location – the institution of the president, while its other centres – the cabinet and Seimas are passive, political scientist Raimundas Lopata tells “Lithuania is a unique country, whose prime ministers do not go to Brussels. It could appear to some that Lithuania has become a presidential republic,” the professor is quoted by […]

Kęstutis Girnius

Kęstutis Girnius. All the presidential candidates cause concern

The president is the head of state in Lithuania, the first person in the country, who has more influence on citizens’ lives than any other in the country. It is an incredible responsibility, thus the […]

John McCain
Foreign affairs

Lithuania mourns passing of ‘true friend’ McCain

Lithuanian politicians have expressed their respect and condolences over the passing of US Senator John McCain, calling him a “true friend of Lithuania” and a “fighter for truth and democracy”. […]

Valdas Adamkus
Foreign affairs

Ex-Lithuanian president sees terrorism, economic uncertainty, migration as biggest threats

The biggest threats Europe and the United States are facing are terrorism, economic uncertainty and migration, former Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus says. […]