Morning Seimas seating

Social Democrat accuses Farmers, Homeland Union of trading in influence

Juozas Olekas, a member of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party‘s (LSDP) political group in the Seimas, has accused the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU), the senior coalition partner, and the opposition Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats of trading in influence. […]

Saulius Skvernelis, Ramūnas Karbauskis

Government coalition unchanged after Farmers, Conservatives agree on forest reform

The leader of the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) says that the makeup of the government coalition remains unchanged after the senior coalition partner on Tuesday signed a deal with the Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats under which the opposition party will back the government’s planned state forest management reform in exchange for a reduced VAT rate on district heating and hot water services. […]

Saulius Skvernelis, Gabrielius Landsbergis

Cold shower for Skvernelis after Landsbergis’ visit to the Presidential Palace

President Dalia Grybauskaitė poured on criticism on the cabinet and Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis following her meeting with opposition Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats Seimas group leader Gabrielius Landsbergis. This was revealed following a […]

Bronislovas Matelis

Why everyone wants to reform the forestries, but speak of the PM’s resignation?

The forestry reform may amaze those who have not been following events closely. Consider yourselves – the “Farmers” are in support, the majority of the opposition as well, at least so far and only the […]

In a forest

Reform of forestry firms postponed until fall – Seimas’ speaker

After about 100 employees of forestry companies and representatives of trade unions gathered outside the Lithuanian parliament on Wednesday in protest of the planned reform, Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis announced that the approval of the reform would be postponed until fall. On Wednesday morning, he had said the amendments would be adopted during the parliament’s spring session. […]

Algirdas Butkevičius, Saulius Skvernelis

100 days of government – no major fallout yet, but SocDems already obstructive

The government can no longer hide from criticism – more than a hundred days have passed since the ministerial cabinet swore in. During this period the government programme was prepared, as well as its action […]