Mindaugas Bastys

Haase, Bastys get into by-election run-off in Lithuania’s Zanavykai constituency

Irena Haase, representing the opposition conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, and Mindaugas Bastys, a former social democrat who stood for election as an independent candidate, have gotten into the run-off of a by-election in Lithuania’s Zanavykai constituency, held to fill a vacant parliament seat, according to preliminary data. […]

Vytautas Bakas

Seimas panel completes unlawful influence probe, wants materials declassified

The Lithuanian parliament’s Committee on National Security and Defense (NSGK) has completed its probe into interest groups’ influence on political processes and now asks for permission to declassify the materials of the investigation. […]

Kęstutis Girnius

Kęstutis Girnius. Did the Seimas cast a challenge to the rule of law?

With the impeachment of M. Bastys failing in Seimas, a wave of outrage rippled forward, part earnest, part based on political considerations. Exchanges of polemic fire began. The majority and the opposition accused one another […]

Viktoras Pranckietis

Lithuanian parlt speaker says not considering resignation (media)

Viktoras Pranckietis says that he has support in the parliament and is not considering stepping down as the speaker of the Seimas, playing down the ruling party leader’s hint that he should do so as emotion-driven. […]