Saulius Skvernelis

S. Skvernelis: I planned to “reboot” the cabinet after the presidential elections

Probably no one expected Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis’ decision to replace three of his cabinet ministers – education and science, culture, as well as environment. Even President Dalia Grybauskaitė, to whom the PM intends to hand the dismissal documents, stated that she only has no doubt about the dismissal of Jurgita Petrauskienė, but regarding the other ministers’ unsuitability to hold office, she expects to hear arguments. S. Skvernelis spoke on this topic in LRT Television’s show Dienos Tema, writes. […]

Saulius Skvernelis

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

Liberal Movement leader Eugenijus Gentvilas tells 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, writes. […]

Linas Kukuraitis

Opposition urges L. Kukuraitis to resign

Kaunas resident Eglė Kručinskienė is going to court based on child beating accusations. Officers state that they have gathered sufficient evidence of her guilt. The event has resonated in the public and has forced politicians to amend legislation protecting children from violence. While the opposition is urging the minister of social security and labour to resign, he does not intend to do so, despite receiving threatening messages, writes. […]


Lithuanian retailers, trade unions tentatively agree to days off on Christmas, Easter

Retailers and trade unions tentatively agree to large retail chains being closed on two days a year, on Christmas Day and Easter Sunday, but there are no discussions about not working on other Sundays, Social Security and Labor Minister Linas Kukuraitis said on Monday. […]

Minister Linas Kukuraitis speaking at the EBN event  Photo © Ludo Segers @ The Lithuania Tribune

The long road integrating and employing persons with disabilities

The European Business Network (EBN) presented on Thursday as part of their monthly breakfast presentation ‘Work and employment of persons with disabilities’ in Vilnius. The minister of Social Security Linas Kukuraitis, himself a former Lecturer of Social Work at Vilnius University was the keynote speaker. Jonas Ruškus, Professor at Vytautas Magnus University, a specialist in employment for disabled people and a member of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of the United Nations spoke about the situation of disabled people in Lithuania, the challenges and the progress made so far. […]

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Lithuania’s ruling bloc to review government’s proposed pension reform by September

The Lithuanian government’s proposed tax and pension system reform has begun stalling after reaching the parliament. […]

Romas Lazutka

Lazutka speaks on his withdrawal from Social Security Ministry: withdrew after seeing the real plans

Vilnius University professor Romas Lazutka, who withdrew from the post of advisor for the Minister of Social Security and Labour Linas Kukuraitis, explains that he lost hope that this majority will perform its electoral pledges […]