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The Conservatives should earnestly apologise to Pagan Romuva

Avatar – this is the first comparison that came to mind after deliberations and voting in Seimas on granting state recognition to the ancient Baltic religious community Romuva, where speakers chosen by the TS-LKD  blasted […]

Saulius Skvernelis

If Skvernelis is seeking to rally his electorate, he chose the wrong opponents

The striking teachers are awaiting Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis’ apology, but he does not appear intent to do so. The team assembled by the PM, which is preparing a long-term public sector wage payment project features neither striking, nor non-striking teachers. The trade union confederation chairwoman stated that the goal is the lowest earning civil servants, but teachers were not mentioned among them, writes. […]

Saulius Skvernelis

Political scientist: S. Skvernelis has made a massive mistake

Political scientist Tomas Janeliūnas is convinced that Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis seeks to involve intelligence services into political fights by calling upon the State Security Department (VSD) over potential Kremlin influence on the Conservatives. Former heads of the VSD Gediminas Grina and Mečys Laurinkus are also surprised by the prime minister’s actions, writes. […]

Kęstutis Girnius

Kęstutis Girnius. Challenges to the president‘s rulership

So far President Dalia Grybauskaitė would set the outlines of foreign policy herself, on rare occasions consulting the cabinet. From the very first days of her presidency she allowed everyone to understand that it will […]

Mečys Laurinkus
Foreign affairs

Former security chief: Lithuania’s help to US counter-terrorism effort didn’t violate laws

Mečys Laurinkus, who headed Lithuania’s State Security Department in 1998-2004, says that the institution assisted the United States in its counter-terrorism efforts during the period, but did not ask for a reward and did not violate laws or international commitments. […]