Seimas
Lithuania

Negotiations on ruling coalition have long surpassed Kaziukas Fair

The negotiations on a ruling coalition that were launched a month ago have hit a roadblock – politicians are struggling with sharing offices, but promise a leap forward within a week. […]

Skvernelis and Karbauskis
Lithuania

Skvernelis glancing at Karbauskis’ throne, already arranging 2020 election strategy

Saulius Skvernelis would like not only the office of prime minister, but also the status of “Farmer” leader. But even failing to obtain the latter, he will likely remain in charge of the cabinet. Such […]

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CORPORATE

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. […]

Algirdas Butkevičius, Juozas Bernatonis
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Social Democrat Labour seek a president: A. Butkevičius mentioned as a potential candidate to his own surprise

The Lithuanian Social Democratic Labour Party could back the presidential bid of Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis if he chose to run for president, however the party is also considering the candidacies of Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius and former Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius, LSDDP member Juozas Bernatonis told lrt.lt. A. Butkevičius himself assures he is only considering participating in the European Parliament elections. […]

Kęstutis Girnius
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Kęstutis Girnius. The changed Lithuanian political landscape

Politics does not stand in place, change is a near constant even if the changes are often insignificant. New political parties emerge, draw voters for a few years and then vanish. The Way of Courage, the National Revival Party, A. PaulauskasNew Union, the Modern Christian Democrat Union, the Lithuanian Freedom Union, the Labour Party, the Lithuanian Social Democratic Labour Party – this is only part of the political parties, which formed after the re-establishment of independence, most forming after the year 2000. […]

Andrius Palionis
Politics

G. Kirkilas hopes that the prime minister will present A. Palionis’ candidacy by New Year

Two ministries remain without a minister – education and science, as well as environment. The Lithuanian Farmer and Greens Union partners, the Lithuanian Social Democratic Labour Party are proposing their own candidate to the office of environment minister, their Seimas group prefect Andrius Palionis, lrt.lt writes. […]

Saulius Skvernelis, Eugenijus Jovaiša
Politics

The search for new ministers begins. Farmers not looking among their own

Eugenijus Jovaiša, Mindaugas Puidokas, Robertas Šarknickas and Kęstutis Mažeika are “Farmer” group members, whose names are, according to lrt.lt sources, brought up among the potential candidates to the recently freed minister positions. The “Farmer” leaders do not reveal yet, what candidacies are being discussed and only emphasise that Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis will continue to form the cabinet out of professionals, not from colleagues working in Seimas, lrt.lt writes. […]

Vytautas Bakas
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Bakas: some of the members of Širinskienė‘s commission should be investigated themselves

Seimas National Security and Defence Committee chairman, “Farmer” group member Vytautas Bakas did not support the special commission on LRT activities conclusions in Seimas and the conclusions were not approved. Recently, V. Bakas has increasingly […]