Seimas of Lithuania
Politics

Lithuania to allow EU nationals to join local political parties

Deputy Parliament Speaker Algirdas Sysas of the Social Democratic Party agrees with the idea that foreigners who permanently reside in Lithuania should be allowed to become members of political parties. […]

MP Algirdas Sysas
Politics

Lithuanian parliament starts discussing contentious ethnic minority bill

On Tuesday, the Seimas of Lithuania started discussions on the proposed Law on Ethnic Minorities, a bill that has been a point of contention in Lithuanian politics. […]

Virginija Būdienė and President Dalia Grybauskaitė
Politics

Presidential adviser: Lithuania won from deputy ministers’ blacklist story

Virginija Būdienė, Senior Advisor to the President on Education, Science, Culture and Non-Governmental Organisations, has noted that there are no winners or losers in the deputy ministers’ “blacklist” story. She welcomed the resolve of the coalition to cleanse itself of deputy ministers whose reputations were short of impeccable. […]