Kęstutis Girnius

Kęstutis Girnius. Did the Seimas cast a challenge to the rule of law?

With the impeachment of M. Bastys failing in Seimas, a wave of outrage rippled forward, part earnest, part based on political considerations. Exchanges of polemic fire began. The majority and the opposition accused one another […]


Extraordinary Seimas session was not ended properly, commission rules

Parliamentary procedures were violated when an extraordinary plenary session, initiated by the opposition, was ended abruptly last week, the Seimas Commission for Ethics and Procedures said on Wednesday. […]

Vytautas Landsbergis

Public figures call for Landsbergis to be granted Freedom Prize despite Seimas rejection

The Lithuanian Seimas snubbed Vytautas Landsbergis, chairman of the Supreme Council of Lithuania (the reconstituent Seimas) and signatory of the Independence Restoration Act, when it voted to deny him the 2015 Freedom Prize on 24 November. Now, however, the Public Council under the Commission for the Rights and Affairs of Participants of The Resistance to Occupation Regimes and Victims of Occupation has addressed Speaker of the Seimas Loreta Graužinienė, calling for the prize to be awarded to Landsbergis. […]

MP Rimas Antanas Ručys

Seimas votes for lifting MP Ručys’ legal immunity

The Seimas of Lithuania on Tuesday lifted the legal immunity of Order and Justice MP Rimas Antanas Ručys, paving the way for his prosecution in a corruption case, after 78 lawmakers rejected a temporary parliamentary commission’s resolution calling for preserving Ručys’ immunity. […]