Audronius Ažubalis
CORPORATE

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, lrt.lt writes. […]

Gabrielius Landsbergis and Liudas Mažylis
Politics

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. […]

Yandex taxi / Yandex photo
Defence

Yandex.Taxi says it keeps to data protection rules, ready for checks by Lithuanian bodies

Russian-owned ride-sharing service provider Yandex.Taxi says that it keeps to data protection rules and is ready for any checks by Lithuanian authorities. […]

Remigijus Šimašius
Foreign affairs

Vilnius Mayor Šimašius among Lithuanians blacklisted by Russia

Vilniaus Mayor Remigijus Šimašius says that he is on Russia’s blacklist of Lithuanians barred from entering the country. […]

Gintautas Paluckas
Defence

SocDem leader against bids to grant more than 2% of GDP to defense

After Lithuania reaches 2 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) for defense next year, the defense funding should no longer be increased, with money directed towards reduction of social exclusion, says Gintautas Paluckas, the leader of the Social Democratic Party. […]