Kęstutis Girnius
CORPORATE

Kęstutis Girnius. The judge community also bears a responsibility

The graft case involving eight judges is the greatest blow to Lithuanian judges and courts since independence was recovered. It is correctly emphasised that we should not rush to conclusions and that currently the suspects only stand accused and their guilt has not been proven. […]

Kęstutis Girnius
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Kęstutis Girnius. The changed Lithuanian political landscape

Politics does not stand in place, change is a near constant even if the changes are often insignificant. New political parties emerge, draw voters for a few years and then vanish. The Way of Courage, the National Revival Party, A. PaulauskasNew Union, the Modern Christian Democrat Union, the Lithuanian Freedom Union, the Labour Party, the Lithuanian Social Democratic Labour Party – this is only part of the political parties, which formed after the re-establishment of independence, most forming after the year 2000. […]

Mažvydas Jastramskis
CORPORATE

M. Jastramskis reveals, why the “Farmers” won the elections: who is in centre matters

Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science (VU TSPMI) political scientist Mažvydas Jastramskis has analysed trends in Seimas elections and noted that Lithuanian voters are particularly conscious of the “second choice”, thus politicians should remain aware of which parties appear in the so-called centre, lrt.lt writes. […]

Virginijus Sinkevičius
CORPORATE

“Farmers” bring out their secret weapon in the Vilnius mayor elections

Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) deputy chairman, Minister of Economy Virginijus Sinkevičius confirmed to lrt.lt that part of the LVŽS Vilnius city branch has offered him to run for Vilnius mayor in next year’s municipal elections. V. Sinkevičius has not yet revealed whether he would like to participate in the elections, however he assures that the office of minister of finance would not preclude him from being a candidate, lrt.lt writes. […]

Vilnius suburbs
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Challenge to the ruler of Vilnius region, LLRA – KŠS

The representatives of eight political parties are uniting their forces in Vilnius region in the run-up to next year’s municipal elections. This is done in the hopes of forming real competition to the long-term ruler […]

Eligijus Masiulis, Raimondas Kurlianskis, Gintaras Steponavičius, Šarūnas Gustainis, Vytautas Gapšys
Politics

Major political corruption case trial starts in Lithuania, adjourned to Friday

A major political corruption case involving MG Baltic, one of Lithuania’s largest business groups, and two political parties went for trial on Thursday, but the first hearing was adjourned to Friday due to the absence of MP Gintaras Steponavičius, a defendant. […]