Romas Lazutka

Romas Lazutka. Who is it that rules us and does Tapinas impact them?

If you think that it is politicians that rule us, you are mistaken. They do not rule, instead they have been bickering for two years, if not over fur coats, then over the budget. And neither the fur coats, nor the budget is theirs. The fur coats belong to Greta, the budget – to Vilius [Šapoka]. As for ruling, that’s only by the hired prime minister and finance minister from uber. Neither of them is a politician by personal choice. The prime minister at least did his work for the party during the elections, while the minister of finance is akin to having been summoned from nowhere through the taxi app. […]

Saulius Skvernelis

More than just falling ministers could hamper Skvernelis’ ratings

Gas, electricity and heating prices are rising. After paying up to 20% more for utilities during winter, the people will be electing their new municipal governments already in spring, as well as their representatives to the European Parliament. questions – will the citizens, especially the “bottoms Lithuania”, want to vote for those, who did not stop the price increases? […]

Gabrielius Landsbergis and Liudas Mažylis

Mažylis, Kubilius top Lithuanian conservatives’ list for European Parliament elections

Liudas Mažylis, professor at Vytautas Magnus University, and Andrius Kubilius, a former prime minister and now lawmaker, top the list of European Parliament election candidates of the Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) after receiving the most preference votes from the conservative party’s members last weekend. […]

Kęstutis Girnius

Kęstutis Girnius. Is support for the Conservatives capped?

The victory of TS-LKD candidate I. Haase in Zanavykai electoral district has drawn much attention. The victory is impressive in that the “Farmers” diligently sought to win the elections, nominating Minister of Agriculture G. Surplys, […]

Most Influential 2018: Politicians

Most influential in Lithuania 2018: politicians’ list

For four years in a row now, Delfi announces its unique project Most Influential in Lithuania 2018. Surveys in seven different areas will show, who has the greatest influence in the country, whose opinion and […]

Andrius Kubilius, Algirdas Butkevičius

A. Kubilius’ response to R. Karbauskis: offering to uncover, why the “Farmers” backed the Conservatives

With the “Farmers” announcing their intent to initiate a new parliamentary investigation, former prime ministers Andrius Kubilius of the Conservatives and Algirdas Butkevičius of the Social Democrats do not conceal their negative view of such […]