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Three most sought-after neighbourhoods in Vilnius were compared: which has the most advantages?

The housing supply in Vilnius is currently reaching record numbers, however, based on the latest data, sales are keeping up with such a supply. Real estate (RE) experts are surprised by the activity of buyers over the past months, and state that a similar situation was last observed before the financial crisis. They also distinguish three neighbourhoods which received the most attention from buyers over the past year. […]

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Hungarian lessons for Lithuania and Europe

There is a good old English term illiberal democracy that does not have a precise translation into Lithuanian. It defines the regimes that come to power through democratic means, but their representatives apparently aim at the never-ending reign trampling on the fundamental European values of democracy, freedom of speech, and the rule of law. Let us call them anti-democrats, and let me share some insights about them. […]

Vytautas Landsbergis
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Vytautas Landsbergis on committees: local parish parties are creating mini-states

“I hope that Kaunas will not declare independence from Lithuania. But such a trend exists looking more broadly at what is happening in Lithuania. The entrenchment of certain groups, which could call themselves parties, committees, parishes or such. In reality, all those committees are small local parties making political deals, sharing power and opportunities, sometimes they are good, but sometimes – selfish,” professor Vytautas Landsbergis says. In his opinion, the entrenchment of local parties, which create mini-states, is dangerous. […]

Dalius Misiūnas
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Head of Maxima Grupė: prices in Poland and Lithuania can hardly be compared

Maxima Grupė [Maxima Group] has entered the Polish market and sees the biggest potential for the company’s growth in this particular country. The head of the company Dalius Misiūnas is confident that a greater scale of operation and innovation will enable the company to make its activities more efficient and economical, which will allow the company to offer better conditions for those who shop in Lithuania. […]

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Arvydas Juozaitis warns of an imminent wave of emigration and suggests schools begin military training

Philosopher, politician and writer as well as presidential candidate Arvydas Juozaitis says that domestic policy is becoming more and more important and warns that we’ll be confronted with an even bigger wave of emigration and that, in his opinion, physical and military training in schools be stepped up. […]

Mažvydas Jastramskis, Ieva Petronytė-Urbonavičienė, Ainė Ramonaitė
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Political scientists on election results: there no longer is support for Karbauskis’ claim of winning all elections

On Sunday night, the results of the municipal council and mayor elections emerged. Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science (VU TSPMI) political scientist and docent Mažvydas Jastramskis spoke that these elections were akin to three exams: an exam of democracy, an exam of the party system and an exam of the government. […]

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Parties take to decisive battle over municipalities: some hope to maintain positions, others aim for records

With little time left to the municipal and direct mayoral elections, political party leaders are pondering, which city and region bastions they will hold on to and where they have chances to break through. The Social Democrats, Liberal Movement and Order and Justice Party remain modest both about increases in their mayors and council members, while the Conservatives and “Farmers”, who remain the most popular parties, believe that they could reach historical victories in the elections, lrt.lt writes. […]

Marius Ivaškevičius
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Lawyer: M. Ivaškevičius is under tendentious attack

VU professor, lawyer Vytautas Mizaras tells lrt.lt that behaviour such as is directed against writer and dramatist Marius Ivaškevičius could be described as an attack. Lithuanian Journalists Union chairman Dainius Radzevičius echoes this, stating that law enforcement attention has exceeded the bounds of common sense. These were their comments regarding M. Ivaškevičius being called by the police to explain himself over statements on the news media, lrt.lt writes. […]