Algirdas Butkevičius, Gabrielius Landsbergis and Saulius Skvernelis

ELECTIONS. Parties already negotiating but remain mute about it sources suggest that Peasant and Greens (LVŽS) negotiations with the Social Democrats (LSDP) are led by former Minister of the Interior Saulius Skvernelis, while the negotiations with the Conservatives (TS-LKD) are led by the […]

Algirdas Sysas, Ramūnas Karbauskis

ELECTIONS.Social Democrats and “Peasants” on partnership, artificial insemination and language

Representatives from the Lithuanian Social Democrat Party (LSDP) and Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union (LVŽS) met in a Delfi electoral debate in an exchange of opinions. LVŽS Chairman Ramūnas Karbauskis spoke for his party, while the LSDP was represented by deputy party Chairman and Seimas deputy Chairman Algirdas Sysas. Key focus in the exchange were artificial insemination, the writing of last names in original language in identification documents and matters of partnership. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė

Grybauskaitė vetoes bill easing restrictions on repeat residence permits for foreigners

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė has vetoed a bill proposed by Social Democrat MP Algirdas Sysas and adopted by the Seimas (parliament) that suggest that certain requirements for third-country nationals would only apply for their first application for residence permits in Lithuania, and that the permit would later be extended almost automatically.

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Raising social insurance contributions ‘would help increase wages for 260,000 employees’

Minimal social insurance contributions should be paid as a percentage of the minimum wage even by employees who make less than that, says Mindaugas Sinkevičius, director of Lithuania’s Social Insurance Fund (Sodra). This would disincentivize employers to pay part of their employee’s wages illegally. […]

Rolandas Paksas

Ruling bloc to submit amendment to pave way for Paksas to elections

Lithuania‘s ruling parties intend to shortly again submit a Constitutional amendment to the parliament to pave way for removed president Rolandas Paksas to run for parliament and president. […]