Saulius Skvernelis

Experts on S. Skvernelis’ candidacy: do not see pre-planning and see risks

Last week, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis announced his presidential bid. This decision has finalised matters on the political stage. Gitanas Nausėda, S. Skvernelis and Ingrida Šimonytė gather 40% of the vote according to surveys. Another 40% of potential voters are undecided and the remaining 20% is shared by the other candidates. Thus, the number of candidates is growing and the intrigue is rising. How the presidential election campaign will develop and who has the highest chances was discussed by experts on Monday’s LRT Forumas, writes. […]

Saulius Skvernelis

Skvernelis’ ultimatum regarding elections: it wouldn’t be just any scandal

“If the budget is not approved, next year there may be no elections,” Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis stated on Thursday. According to him, this would happen because the Central Electoral Commission would simply not have the funding for the elections. However, political scientists tell Delfi that elections will happen in all cases but one. However, they note no one would want it. […]

Saulius Skvernelis

More than just falling ministers could hamper Skvernelis’ ratings

Gas, electricity and heating prices are rising. After paying up to 20% more for utilities during winter, the people will be electing their new municipal governments already in spring, as well as their representatives to the European Parliament. questions – will the citizens, especially the “bottoms Lithuania”, want to vote for those, who did not stop the price increases? […]

Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump

Does Trump-Putin meeting pose threat to Lithuania?

United States President Donald Trump is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday.

BNS Lithuania has asked three analysts whether this meeting poses any threat to Lithuania. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė, Vladimir Putin

Should the president have congratulated Vladimir Putin?

MEP Valentinas Mazuronis has stated that the head of state made a mistake by not congratulating Vladimir Putin with his re-election. Most of the world, including Western, leaders have done so, even if not immediately. […]

Romas Sadauskas-Kvietkevičius

Romas Sadauskas-Kvietkevičius. A third of Lithuania – LTSR citizens with Lithuanian Republic passports

I am truly unwilling to divide and split Lithuanian citizens celebrating the centenary of re-established statehood into reliable and less reliable, patriots and idiots in the antique sense of the word, however you split yourselves […]