Saulius Skvernelis, Gabrielius Landsbergis
Politics

Conservatives call coalition ‘dysfunctional’, say open to talks on cooperation

Lithuania’s current government coalition of the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) and the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP) is not functioning properly, the leader of the conservative Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats said on Monday, adding that Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis can expect the opposition’s support to pass key reforms through the parliament. […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis
Politics

Karbauskis sees MP scandal as 1st serious attempt to undermine Government

Ramūnas Karbauskis, chairman of the ruling Lithuanian Peasant and Green Union (LPGU), sees a recent scandal surrounding LPGU MP Greta Kildišienė as “the first serious attempt to undermine the government that has been elected by people”. […]

Economy

Government approves plan to implement OECD’s suggestions

Lithuania’s Government has endorsed a plan to implement recommendations made by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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PM Algirdas Butkevičius
Politics

Action plan on alcoholism within a month, says government

Lithuania’s Ministry of Health is to draft an action plan for a concerted effort to fight alcoholism within less than a month, the government decided during a cabinet meeting on Monday. […]

Society

Poverty reduction with Skirma Kondratas: the squeaky wheel gets the grease?

“I think that poverty is like pornography in one respect. It is pretty hard to define, but when you see it you know it,” says Skirma with a light smile, but a serious expression in her eyes. […]