Audronius Ažubalis

A. Ažubalis on dual citizenship: you cannot sit on two chairs

On Thursday, the Seimas passed amendments to the referendum law, which increases the voting deadline to 10PM and expands the number of voting locations abroad with the aim of increasing voter turnout. Furthermore, the new law establishes an institution, which would perform campaigning when the Seimas declares the referendum. The voting bar to make decisions remains unchanged. The new redaction of the law was prepared by a Seimas workgroup for the dual citizenship referendum, writes. […]

Kęstutis Girnius

Kęstutis Girnius. Lithuania: with China, with the EU or for itself?

President Dalia Grybauskaitė had no doubt that her working visit to China, participation in the first import expo in China was beneficial to Lithuania. Prior to her meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, she explained […]

Audronius Ažubalis and Laurynas Kasčiūnas

MPs move to declare Lithuanian Communist Party a criminal organization

Two lawmakers of the conservative Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats have proposed to declare the Lithuanian Communist Party (LCP) a criminal organization, saying that they seek historical justice. […]

Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Prestigious profession, wages – not quite

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is seeking new diplomats. However, it is difficult to draw and retain educated, qualified people in the diplomatic service because starting wages are only several hundred euro above the minimum, […]


Conservative MPs want law to remove objects propagating Communism

Lithuania’s conservative MPs Audronius Ažubalis and Laurynas Kasčiūnas have proposed a separate law to require removal of all objects, if their name or content propagates communism or any other totalitarian regimes. […]