Foreign affairs

Man sentenced for spying by Russia asks to serve sentence in Lithuania

Yevgeny Mataitis, a Lithuanian-Russian citizen who has been sentenced in Russia for spying, has asked to serve his jail term in Lithuania, Lithuania’s Ambassador in Moscow Remigijus Motuzas has said. […]

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Justice Minister insistent on pushing through online voting bill

The Ministry of Justice says it will keep pushing a bill on online voting after the Lithuanian parliament rejected a piece of legislation on the principles of online voting in March. […]


23 parties to run in Seimas elections this year

23 registered Lithuanian political parties have submitted their member lists to the Ministry of Justice by 1 March and will be able to participate in the Seimas elections coming up in October. […]


Lithuanian parliament rejects civil partnership law

The Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, rejected the bill that would have introduced the institution of partnership of opposite sex couples. The Ministry of Justice, which drafted the law, says the proposed legislation merely acknowledges the existing forms of cohabitation, while the opponents insist that civil partnership is an encroachment on the institution of marriage and is just one step away from legalizing same-sex partnership. […]

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Online voting bill submitted to Lithuanian parliament

Lithuania’s Ministry of Justice submitted a bill on Tuesday that, if passed, would allow creating a system for online voting in elections and referenda. […]