Dalia Grybauskaitė
Politics

President says has a duty to prevent stealing of public funds

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Thursday that the country’s political leaders have a duty to act to prevent embezzlement of public funds after receiving information from law-enforcement bodies, but did not disclose how many ministers might not receive her approval after her inauguration for a second term of office. […]

Vigilijus Jukna and Dalia Grybauskaitė
Politics

Minister of Agriculture says ready to resign, but wants to hear specific facts

Lithuania’s Agriculture Minister Vigilijus Jukna says he would have considered resignation if he had heard any specific reproaches about non-transparency in the ministry’s activities but he had not been told any by President Dalia Grybauskaitė. […]

Referendum
Politics

Lithuanians expressed their position by snubbing land sale ban referendum

The majority of people in Lithuania expressed their civic position by snubbing the land sale referendum, held on Sunday, which failed due to a record-low turnout, says Ramūnas Vilpišauskas, director of the Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University. […]

Liudas Gumbinas
Politics

New commander of Lithuanian Riflemen’ Union hopes membership increase

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Liudas Gumbinas, recently appointed commander of the Lithuanian Riflemen’ Union, has called on people in Lithuania to join the organization, hoping that the number of its members will rise by at least a third in three years. […]