Kęstutis Girnius
CORPORATE

Kęstutis Girnius. The changed Lithuanian political landscape

Politics does not stand in place, change is a near constant even if the changes are often insignificant. New political parties emerge, draw voters for a few years and then vanish. The Way of Courage, the National Revival Party, A. PaulauskasNew Union, the Modern Christian Democrat Union, the Lithuanian Freedom Union, the Labour Party, the Lithuanian Social Democratic Labour Party – this is only part of the political parties, which formed after the re-establishment of independence, most forming after the year 2000. […]

Virginijus Sinkevičius
CORPORATE

“Farmers” bring out their secret weapon in the Vilnius mayor elections

Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) deputy chairman, Minister of Economy Virginijus Sinkevičius confirmed to lrt.lt that part of the LVŽS Vilnius city branch has offered him to run for Vilnius mayor in next year’s municipal elections. V. Sinkevičius has not yet revealed whether he would like to participate in the elections, however he assures that the office of minister of finance would not preclude him from being a candidate, lrt.lt writes. […]

Lithuanian Republic Presidential Palace
CORPORATE

New Lithuanian president: revolution or successorship?

Political analyst Rimvydas Valatka says that the strongest candidate in the presidential elections will be the one who will dismiss the two terms of President Dalia Grybauskaitė. Meanwhile political scientist Tomas Janeliūnas believes the opposite […]

Rolandas Paksas
CORPORATE

ELECTIONS. Removing Order and Justice from elections ccould have harmful repercussions

The Central Electoral Commission (VRK) has hinted at a potential removal of the Order and Justice Party from the current Seimas elections due to suspicions of buying votes, distributing the mandates the party has earned to other parties. This could turn into a harmful precedent believe political scientists Mažvydas Jastramskis and Lauras Bielinis. […]

Artūras Paulauskas
Defence

Statements about Russians landing in Lithuania were ‘hypothetical’, MP says

MP Artūras Paulauskas says his statements several weeks ago about a possible landing of Russian forces on the Lithuanian coast were “hypothetical”. […]