Algirdas Butkevičius

Lithuanian PM supports exception making dual citizenship referendum easier to pass

The leader of the ruling Lithuanian Social Democratic Party, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius, supports the idea of making an exception and lowering the threshold of the necessary number of votes in the planned referendum on dual citizenship. […]


Growing controversy over rejection of Lithuanian citizenship claims by Litvaks

Lithuania’s citizenship laws recognize the right of people who lived in Lithuania in the period 1918-1940 and their offspring to claim Lithuanian citizenship but recently a growing number of applications by Litvaks, Lithuanian Jews, have been rejected by the Lithuanian Ministry of Interior, leading to serious questions about how the system is being administered. […]


New bill on dual citizenship being drafted ahead of planned referendum

Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius has appointed a task group to draft a bill on dual citizenship so that the issue could be put to a vote in a planned referendum this year. […]

Antanas Guoga

MEP Guoga does not give up plans to run for Seimas despite dual citizenship issue

A Lithuanian member of the European Parliament, Antanas Guoga, who has Australian citizenship, has recently discovered that Lithuanian laws do not allow foreign citizens to run in parliamentary elections. Guoga was planning to be a candidate of the Liberal Movement party in Vilkaviškis single-member constituency and challenge the incumbent Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius in 2016. […]