Presidential candidate debate

Presidential candidate debate: candidates split into two groups

On Thursday, the first major presidential candidate debate was organised at Vytautas Magnus University (VDU). Following the debate, the portal asked experts for their views on the candidates’ performance. VDU professor Algis Krupavičius saw there being two groups of candidates, while Vilnius Institute of Political Analysis Medias Programme head Donatas Puslys stated that some candidates were fortunate to have good performances. […]

Saulius Skvernelis

If Skvernelis is seeking to rally his electorate, he chose the wrong opponents

The striking teachers are awaiting Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis’ apology, but he does not appear intent to do so. The team assembled by the PM, which is preparing a long-term public sector wage payment project features neither striking, nor non-striking teachers. The trade union confederation chairwoman stated that the goal is the lowest earning civil servants, but teachers were not mentioned among them, writes. […]

Saulius Skvernelis, Ramūnas Karbauskis

Sullen mood in the “bottoms” camp: who could win the presidential elections?

With presidential candidates beginning to line up at the starting line, the ruling Lithuanian Farmer and Greens Union (LVŽS) chairman Ramūnas Karbauskis has spoken up about how their presidential candidate will represent the “bottoms”, not […]

Tricolour raised on the TV Tower

Celebrating March 11: unique Lithuanian patriotism

The Lithuanian people view themselves as patriots, are particularly proud of their forefathers’ land and its rich history, public opinion researchers say. However we have certain unique features which make Lithuanian patriotism unique even compared […]

Saulius Skvernelis, Ramūnas Karbauskis and Gintautas Paluckas

If the SocDems depart the coalition, the “Farmers” would be left on the brink

The Lithuanian Social Democrat Party is soon to be faced with turbulent times. If the party withdraws from the coalition government, Seimas Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis claims that a new group would form from politicians intending […]

Saulius Skvernelis, Gabrielius Landsbergis

Skvernelis was warned regarding meetings with Landsbergis: he might get in trouble

The meetings between the Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and Conservative leader Gabrielius Landsbergis, whose content is unknown to the Farmers may lead to a larger gap in the coalition with the Social democrats or even […]