Saulius Skvernelis, Gabrielius Landsbergis

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. […]

Aurelijus Veryga

Minister “ban everything” – will absurd situations not occur?

The new government, it would appear, intends to start its work with harsh restrictions. Their newest idea – to ban children’s’ champagne as it supposedly is associated with alcoholism and encouraging alcohol consumption. […]

No Picture

Government to consider matching tax-free income with minimum wage

The Government will discuss on Thursday whether or not it should support a proposal to increase the tax-free income level.

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Algirdas Butkevičius

Lithuania PM presents annual government report to parliament

Introducing the Government‘s annual activity report for 2014 at the Seimas, parliament, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius started with the mention of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal project, the adoption of the euro and augmentation of Lithuania’s defence capabilities. […]

Viktor Uspaskich and Algirdas Butkevičius

Lithuanian PM to have serious conversation with Labour Party

2015 should be a quieter year in Lithuania’s political life, although the Government can never expect an uncomplicated year, says Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius. He believes that the Coalition will face a number of challenges and first of all because of the geopolitical situation. […]