right-wing radicals
Politics

What were infamous right-wing radicals doing in Lithuania?

In mid-February, the movement Kryptis [Direction], which presents itself as an ethno-futuristic youth gathering uniting youth of nationalistic views, organised a conference in Vilnius named Prabudimas [Awakening]. In it participated right-wing radicals Greg Johnson, Jarred […]

Saulius Skvernelis
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Experts on S. Skvernelis’ candidacy: do not see pre-planning and see risks

Last week, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis announced his presidential bid. This decision has finalised matters on the political stage. Gitanas Nausėda, S. Skvernelis and Ingrida Šimonytė gather 40% of the vote according to surveys. Another 40% of potential voters are undecided and the remaining 20% is shared by the other candidates. Thus, the number of candidates is growing and the intrigue is rising. How the presidential election campaign will develop and who has the highest chances was discussed by experts on Monday’s LRT Forumas, lrt.lt writes. […]

Presidential candidate debate
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Presidential debates: education – a priority for all candidates

Politicians and public figures seeking the post of president once more took to defending their positions. This time it was at a discussion organised by Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) – President 2019: Four Months to Decision, lrt.lt writes. […]

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. […]

Presidential candidates' debate
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Presidential candidate discussion features pointed remarks: you want to open a gate to the East

The Eastern Europe Studies Centre organised its fourth Stasys Lozoraitis Annual Lithuanian Foreign Policy Conference, which featured a debate between potential presidential candidates on Lithuania’s position with the European Union resolving fundamental political challenges. The discussion had no lack of laughter and pointed remarks exchanged. […]

Arvydas Juozaitis
Foreign affairs

Alternative for Germany building connections in Lithuania

Having gained popularity in Germany, the far right party is seeking supporters in Lithuania as well. At the invitation of presidential candidate Arvydas Juozaitis, three MPs from the anti-immigration and recognising the Crimean annexation Alternative for Germany, have arrived in Lithuania. A. Juozaitis says that their view match over immigration and the European Union, but not Russia. Political scientist Tomas Janeliūnas notes that isolated by traditional parties in Germany, the AfD is seeking international recognition, lrt.lt writes. […]

Ingrida Šimonytė, Gitanas Nausėda
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A. Januška: G. Nausėda has a risk that could be used by S. Skvernelis

Ingrida Šimonytė and Gitanas Nausėda have decided to participate in the presidential elections. They are in neither the left, nor the right shelf, more uniting than divisive candidates and perhaps they are what Lithuania needs today, Lithuanian Act of Independence signatory Albinas Januška told lrt.lt. Furthermore, G. Nausėda would apparently be the main barrier to Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis entering the second round of the presidential elections, if the PM did choose to candidate, lrt.lt writes. […]

G. Nausėda, I. Šimonytė, V. Ušackas
Politics

Lithuanians see Nausėda, Šimonytė as their potential new president – survey

Lithuanian MP Ingrida Šimonytė, representing the opposition conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, has risen in the Top-3 of the most popular presidential aspirants, a new survey has revealed. […]