Algirdas Butkevičius, Saulius Skvernelis, Ramūnas Karbauskis
Politics

Government coalition continues work, SocDems to back state forests reform

The government coalition of the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) and the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP) continues its work and will seek to make their cooperation smoother, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said after a meeting of the two parties’ coordinating council on Monday evening. […]

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. […]

Stop Police
Politics

PM to set up crisis centre under Government

Lithuania’s Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis intends to set up a Crisis Management Centre under the government, which would be activated in case of an emergency. […]

Society

Students protest Labour Code by blockading Government building

Late Wednesday evening, about 50 students blockaded the entrance to the Government building in Vilnius to protest what they feel was the hurried approval of a new liberal Labour Code.

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Saulius Skvernelis
Politics

Lithuanian interior minister says his reform efforts are hindered by his nonpartisanism

Minister of the Interior Saulius Skvernelis admits that when discussing the improvement of officers’ situation at the Cabinet of Ministers, his position is weakened by him not being a member of any party. […]