Presidential candidate debate
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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 lrt.lt 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
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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, lrt.lt writes. […]

Vygaudas Ušackas
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Conservatives wary of Ušackas: what is the politician seeking?

With potential Conservatives presidential candidate Vygaudas Ušackas declaring that the parties primaries could become a “closed party”, Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrat (TS-LKD) veterans Irena Degutienė and Rasa Juknevičienė do not conceal their outrage […]

Viktoras Uspaskichas
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V. Uspaskich is returning. Will his plans come to fruition?

The Labour Party must once more enter parliament and participate in governance, furthermore it must have constant and clear changes in chairpersons, MEP Viktor Uspaskich tells LRT.lt. Political analysts say that with the Social Democrats […]

Mindaugas Sinkevičius, Gintautas Paluckas
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The fate of the coalition – another struggle between G. Paluckas and M. Sinkevičius?

The contours of the Social Democrat position regarding the coalition’s fate are slowly emerging. And only the Jonava branch, led by Minister of Economy Mindaugas Sinkevičius, spoke up in support of continued work with the […]

Saulius Skvernelis
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Popularity of Skvernelis is not a record breaking: one PM was even more popular

Even though the Prime Ministers Saulius Skvernelis popularity is quite noticeable (around 73 per cent), it is not a record breaking one among the states Prime Ministers. In July of 1999 the popularity of Rolandas […]