Attorney Navickas brought to the court
Politics

26 persons detained in Lithuania due to suspected corruption in judicial system

A total of 26 persons, including eight judges and five lawyers, were detained in Lithuania on February 20 due to suspected corruption in the country’s judicial system, said Lithuanian Prosecutor General Evaldas Pašilis. […]

Aušrinė Armonaitė
Politics

Smaller Seimas would easier succumb to control by large agribusinesses – MP Armonaitė

Aušrinė Armonaitė, Member of the Seimas, claims that the initiative of the Government to reduce the number of Members of the Seimas to 121 is a cheap trick in the presidential election campaign of the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union that shakes the very foundations of parliamentarianism and might strengthen the position of groups of influence in the Seimas. […]

Irma Gudžiūnaitė
Politics

Ruling party and PM seek to undermine authority of the president

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis was surprised by President Dalia Grybauskaitė‘s decision not to appoint Irma Gudžiūnaitė to be Environment Minister. He claimed that the presidential candidate had promised a positive decision on her suitability for office. The Prime Minister claims that it will not be possible to reconcile new nominees for Environment Minister with the President, LRT.lt reported. […]

Gitanas Nausėda
Politics

Nausėda calls for “new political culture”, less confrontation

Lithuania’s presidential candidate Gitanas Nausėda introduced his electoral campaign team and slogan on Tuesday, calling for creation of “new political culture” in the Baltic country. […]

Monika Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė
Politics

M. Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė: the European Council and EBU are concerned over press freedom in Lithuania

On Thursday, the status of news media in Lithuania and challenges arising for the LRT due to the national broadcaster law being discussed in Seimas were discussed in a sitting of the European Broadcaster’s Union (EBU). LRT director general Monika Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė, who participated in the sitting stressed that the European Council and EBU are concerned over trends being observed in Europe that threaten press freedom, lrt.lt writes. […]

Algirdas Monkevičius
Politics

A. Monkevičius: teachers‘ wages could exceed the average wage in two or three years

It is possible, after two or three years, for teachers’ wages to be 20-30% higher than the country’s average wage, Minister of Education, Science and Sports Algirdas Monkevičius told LRT Radio. According to him, for this there is need for national consensus and a long-term plan, lrt.lt writes. […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis
Politics

R. Karbauskis wants changes in his party: R. Baškienė and A. Nekrošius to no longer be his deputies

With the Lithuanian Farmer and Greens Union (LVŽS) congress nearing, “Farmer” leader Ramūnas Karbauskis has spoken to party members, proposing to halve the number of LVŽS deputies. The party chairman would like to not longer have Seimas first Vice Speaker Rima Baškienė and Seimas Vice Speaker Arvydas Nekrošius as his deputies, LRT’s Laba Diena, Lietuva reports, according to lrt.lt. […]

Vilnius City Municipality
Politics

Civic committees aiming for Vilnius city council seats complain on inability to form coalition

Civic electoral committees aiming to compete for seats in the city municipal council are complaining that they cannot form a coalition, while parties are able to. Discontent, five committees are saying that in terms of the electoral campaign, they are ignored and discriminated. Due to this, they have called upon the Central Electoral Commission (VRK) for explanations, lrt.lt writes. […]

Algirdas Monkevičius
Politics

A. Monkevičius starts meetings with trade unions

Minister of Education, Science and Sports Algirdas Monkevičius is starting meetings with education trade unions. The trade union, which organised a teachers’ strike in December states it will repeat its demands on raising hourly wages and reducing class sizes, lrt.lt writes. […]