Elections to the Seimas

New ratings – concerning trends

Bad news for the LiberalsIf elections were to happen next Sunday, the Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union (LPGU) would triumph in it following its continued rise in popularity. Political scientist Virgis Valentinavičius warns that the […]

Algirdas Butkevičius

SocDems – there are efforts to antagonise the coalition partners

Publications which keep appearing in the media have been trying to create antagonism between the Social Democrats and their coalition partners. […]

Minister of Defence Raimundas Karoblis at the DELFI TV conference

Minister of Defence on his plans for national defence infrastructure

Raimundas Karoblis’ name has so far not been well known in Lithuania. A career diplomat with over 20 years of experience, he himself was surprised by the proposal to become Minister of National Defence. He is inheriting a ministry with both an impressively rising budget and at the same time – the taint of corruption, but the former diplomat tells Delfi TV that in the end he decided to operate on the idea of “If need be, then so be it”. […]

Russia's Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov a few moment before the attack

Lithuanian ForMin condemns attack against Russian Ambassador

Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius expressed his condolences to the family of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, who was mortally injured in Ankara during a terrorist attack. ‘We condemn the attack during which Russian ambassador in Ankara was killed. We extend our condolences to his family,’ Minister Linkevičius wrote on his tweeter account. […]

Caritas charity canteen

Social Problems – a threat to state security

The rise of radical figures in the United States and Europe shows that there has been a failure of solving various social problems and if adequate attention is not paid to them, serious threats could […]

In the Seimas

Opinion polls: a honeymoon for the “Peasants”

A honeymoon. Thusly political scientists comment on voters’ attitudes to the victors of the Seimas elections, the Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union (LPGU) whose ratings continue to rise and have currently reached 26.8%. The Liberal Movement’s ratings are also rising, while the Social Democrats’ popularity continues to decrease, while the Conservatives could be said to be stagnating. […]