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. […]

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Politics

Final vote on LRT conclusions in Seimas

On Thursday, the Seimas should be holding its final vote on the LRT investigation commission’s conclusions. They propose to change LRT management, establishing a board, changing council member appointment procedures and shortening their terms, lrt.lt writes. […]

Saulius Skvernelis
Politics

Skvernelis’ ultimatum regarding elections: it wouldn’t be just any scandal

“If the budget is not approved, next year there may be no elections,” Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis stated on Thursday. According to him, this would happen because the Central Electoral Commission would simply not have the funding for the elections. However, political scientists tell Delfi that elections will happen in all cases but one. However, they note no one would want it. […]

Lithuanian Constitution
Politics

Failed attempt in Seimas to make constitutional changes more difficult

Prior to starting deliberations regarding changes on the number of members of Seimas, Liberal Movement Seimas group prefect Eugenijus Gentvilas presented a resolution to the Seimas “Over the constant attempts to change the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania.” With this, it was proposed to form an expert group, which would evaluate whether there is actual need to change the country’s most important document. The resolution was rejected after discussions. […]

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Politics

Ruling party moves to cut MP seats to 121

Lawmakers of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) say that will table a new draft constitutional amendment to reduce the number of members of the Seimas to 121, from the current 141 seats. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė
Politics

President to veto amendment lowering referendum threshold for entire chapter

If the Seimas backs the ruling bloc’s proposal to lower the referendum threshold for Chapter 1 of the Constitution, President Dalia Grybauskaitė will veto the legislation, her advisor said on Tuesday. […]

Dainus Žalimas
History

Ramanauskas was Lithuania’s commander-in-chief, Constitutional Court president says

The guerilla war that started in Lithuania at the end of the second World War Two was the state’s legitimate self-defense against the Soviet aggression and Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas, whose remains were buried in a state funeral on Saturday, was the commander-in-chief of the republic’s armed forces, the Lithuanian Constitutional Court‘s president said on Friday. […]