Saulius Skvernelis, Eugenijus Jovaiša
Politics

The search for new ministers begins. Farmers not looking among their own

Eugenijus Jovaiša, Mindaugas Puidokas, Robertas Šarknickas and Kęstutis Mažeika are “Farmer” group members, whose names are, according to lrt.lt sources, brought up among the potential candidates to the recently freed minister positions. The “Farmer” leaders do not reveal yet, what candidacies are being discussed and only emphasise that Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis will continue to form the cabinet out of professionals, not from colleagues working in Seimas, lrt.lt writes. […]

Jurgita Petrauskienė
Politics

J. Petrauskienė: the reforms we started touched numerous interests

On Monday, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis announced his dismissal of three ministers – Minister of Culture Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson, Minister of Environment Kęstutis Navickas and Minister of Education and Science Jurgita Petrauskienė. The latter’s ministry has been the site of a sit-in by some thirty teachers since Wednesday and around a thousand five hundred more teachers have now been on strike for four weeks. The lrt.lt news portal spoke to the departing minister Jurgita Petrauskienė. […]

Saulius Skvernelis
Politics

E. Gentvilas on Skvernelis’ move: with one more minister removed, he would run for president as a victim

Liberal Movement leader Eugenijus Gentvilas tells lrt.lt that Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, who has announced the firing of three ministers, may seek to provoke a dissolution of the cabinet and use this to portray himself as a victim in the presidential elections, lrt.lt writes. […]

Kęstutis Navickas and Viktoras Pranckietis
Politics

Environmin works well, interpellation will fail, Seimas speaker says

Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Viktoras Pranckietis is convinced that the opposition-initiated interpellation against Environment Minister Kęstutis Navickas will fail. […]

CORPORATE

A cabinet whose time needs to be endured

With Saulius Skvernelis’ cabinet reaching its first birthday, a chorus of Happy Birthday is nowhere to be heard. On the contrary, experts note that this cabinet has given little basis to expect fundamental reform in […]