Ingrida Šimonytė
CORPORATE

Economists working in Seimas have mixed responses to Budget 2017

Seimas has already finished packing the Christmas gifts we will be enjoying for at least a year. However economists who are members of Seimas are in no rush to celebrate. Liberal Kęstutis Glaveckas says that […]

Mažvydas Jastramskis
CORPORATE

Jastramskis. Intermediary ELECTIONS awards

The elections have ended and we will continue to analyse the results for the next few days. Much has been said in other formats (most likely more will be), but with this entry I would like to summarise the first round of elections in the format of an awards ceremony. […]

Romas Lazutka
CORPORATE

ELECTIONS 2016: Economics. Lazutka: Impressed with Skvernelis

On the evening of September 13 a political debate featuring the top five largest Lithuanian parties was broadcast on LRT Television. The topic of the debate – economics. The debating parties were the Lithuanian Social Democrat Party (LSDP), Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD), Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union (LVŽS), the Labour Party (DP) and the Liberal Movement (LS). LRT.lt interviewed a number of political, economics, business, law and public relations experts and asked them to rate party performance from 1 to 5. […]

Artūras Zuokas at DELFI TV Conference
Politics

Lithuanian financial ministers to be investigated for malfeasance

Artūras Zuokas, the leader of the opposition in the Vilnius city council, has called for an investigation into malfeasance by ministers of finance in Lithuania. […]

Economy

ECB stress test finds Lithuania’s banks secure and reliable

The three largest banks operating in Lithuania – SEB bank, Swedbank and DNB bank – have very solid capital buffers and assess risks conservatively enough. This became clear after the European Central Bank (ECB), in cooperation with the Bank of Lithuania, inspected the asset quality of the three commercial banks and performed stress testing, the country’s central bank said in a report on 26 October. […]

Ingrida Šimonytė
Politics

Conservatives invite former finance minister Šimonytė to run for Vilnius mayor

The Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (conservatives) have invited former finance minister Ingrida Šimonytė to run for Vilnius mayor in municpal elections next year. Meanwhile the Liberal Movement has nominated the party’s former finance minister, Remigijus Šimašius, for the post. […]