Mečys Laurinkus

There are many examples that show we are in the land devoid of ideas

Already in one other piece, I was left asking myself, whether we need snap elections. Immediately another question arose – what after? A return to this topic was spurred on by political scientist V. Laučius‘ […]

European Parliament
European Union

Lithuanians are only concerned with the size of MEP wages

What were the European Parliament elections in Lithuania like? Easily predicted. The large parties won, EP veterans and more conspicuous than any other electoral campaign participant Aušra Maldeikienė won. As long as the EP exists, […]

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. […]

Ramūnas Bogdanas

R. Bogdanas. To whom in Lithuania did x US millions go to?

It has been long since Lithuania received so much global media attention. We were heard of, but it was inglorious. We were made famous by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling that a […]

During the Zapad 2013 training

Laurinkus: there are no signs of war in Ukraine spilling into the Baltic States

„Two wars are happening at the time. The nearly World War in Syria, where a number of states are involved, and in Ukraine. Is it possible for the latter travel closer to us? I do […]