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Parties take to decisive battle over municipalities: some hope to maintain positions, others aim for records

With little time left to the municipal and direct mayoral elections, political party leaders are pondering, which city and region bastions they will hold on to and where they have chances to break through. The Social Democrats, Liberal Movement and Order and Justice Party remain modest both about increases in their mayors and council members, while the Conservatives and “Farmers”, who remain the most popular parties, believe that they could reach historical victories in the elections, lrt.lt writes. […]

Gitanas Nausėda and Gabrielius Landsbergis
Politics

Nausėda‘s response to Landsbergis: I suggest raising your head from the trenches

“When you’ve been in the trenches of politics for too long, everyone, who isn’t with you, becomes suspicious,” presidential candidate Gitanas Nausėda responded to Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) leader Gabrielius Landsbergis’ criticism over undefined political views. […]

Saulius Skvernelis
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Conservatives compare S. Skvernelis’ links to D. Gudelis with R. Paksas and J. Borisov’s friendship

A journalist investigation has uncovered facts that Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and Minister of Economy Virginijus Sinkevičius, running in respectively the presidential and municipal elections, are constantly and systematically consulted by public relations consultant Darius Gudelis, the owner of the company VIP Viešosios Informacijos Partneriai, without having officially declared it. The aforementioned company has been winning numerous publicity tenders by ministries and institutions subordinate to the cabinet, part of which are evaluated by the prime minister’s political confidence advisor, which raises doubts for the Conservatives on whether there is no abuse of office and if state institution publicity tenders are organised transparently, a press release states according to lrt.lt. […]

Saulius Skvernelis
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Evaluation of S. Skvernelis’ chances: by clashing with the media, he may have made a mistake

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis chose Rusnė as the location to announce his presidential bid. During his cabinet’s term, financing was arranged for the Rusnė overpass. The prime minister stated he wishes for there to be “harmony between governments in the country,” because at the moment he sees discord between the branches of government and journalists, who according to S. Skvernelis participate in politics, add further pressure. This was the discussion topic of Dienos Tema featuring VU TSPMI docent and KTU scientist Mažvydas Jastramskis and the chief editor of BNS news agency Vaidotas Beniušis, lrt.lt writes. […]

Gabrielius Landsbergis
Politics

VTEK declares that G. Landsbergis did not break the law

The Chief Official Ethics Commission (VTEK) has ruled that member of Seimas Gabrielius Landsbergis has not breached the public and private interest coordination in state service law (VPIDVTĮ) requirements to declare private interests in due time and as per procedure, a VTEK press release states. The inquiry was performed on the basis of a request by “Farmer” member of Seimas Agnė Širinskienė, lrt.lt writes. […]

Saulius Skvernelis, Dalia Grybauskaitė
Politics

S. Skvernelis about phone call from the president: aid was not offered

In an interview to LRT Television’s Dienos Tema, President Dalia Grybauskaitė stated that out of concern over teacher wages payment reform, she offered her aid to both the now dismissed Minister of Education and Science Jurgita Petrauskienė and to Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis. That said, the latter apparently refused aid from the head of state. Meanwhile, S. Skvernelis stated in a cabinet hour held in Seimas that what was offered was not aid, lrt.lt writes. […]

Saulius Skvernelis and Gabrielius Landsbergis
Politics

Prime minister calls on intelligence services regarding potential influence on the Conservatives

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is standing by his words that the Conservatives could potentially be influenced by the Kremlin and states he has called on the intelligence services. […]

Saulius Skvernelis
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Analyst: the prime minister does not comprehend he is not a police general in Venezuela

It is unlikely Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis expected that a protest of discontent teachers over their wage payment scheme would turn into a protest of thousands in front of the cabinet building. It is now the prime minister’s turn to ponder on how to come to terms with the public sector, otherwise who knows what could happen, the dismissed ministers may not suffice and his own future in the cabinet could come into question. Because assurances that the tax reform will improve public sector staff welfare over three years may very well not work, lrt.lt writes. […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis and Gabrielius Landsbergis
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Gap between party ratings leaders widens

In October, public support for the ruling “Farmer” party declined, however despite significant criticism, PM Saulius Skvernelis‘ support remained stable and confidence in the cabinet even grew, Spinter Tyrimai data shows. A survey performed by […]

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Seimas term at its midpoint: chaos only increasing

A Seimas term marked by scandals, disputes, intrigue and dubious decisions has reached its halfway point. The majority boasts of its achievements and pledge to continue levelling mountains. Meanwhile, the opposition assures they have never […]