Saulius Skvernelis

Analyst: the prime minister does not comprehend he is not a police general in Venezuela

It is unlikely Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis expected that a protest of discontent teachers over their wage payment scheme would turn into a protest of thousands in front of the cabinet building. It is now the prime minister’s turn to ponder on how to come to terms with the public sector, otherwise who knows what could happen, the dismissed ministers may not suffice and his own future in the cabinet could come into question. Because assurances that the tax reform will improve public sector staff welfare over three years may very well not work, writes. […]

George W. Bush
Foreign affairs

Vilnius politicians suggest making George W. Bush honorary citizen

Vilnius politicians are mulling making former American President George W. Bush an honorary citizen of the Lithuanian capital. […]

Gitanas Nausėda

Potential pitfalls for G. Nausėda in the presidential race

Economist Gitanas Nausėda who is the current leading candidate in the presidential race is adhering to the same lines as former head of state Valdas Adamkus – remain a candidate who is calm, non-antagonising and […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis, Greta Kildišienė

Communications expert on Karbauskis – we see a suffering man seeking ways to escape

After trumpetting their image as a far more transparent, honest and responsible party than those in government earlier, the Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union (LVŽS) has proved to be no different. Deals, which are difficult […]

Skvernelis during the last TV debate on LRT

ELECTIONS. Analysis. Social policy debate – another victory for the “Peasants”

The “Peasants” (LVŽS) are celebrating their second consecutive debate victory, shows a survey of experts done by after the social policy debate. The “Peasant’s” performance was once again voted as the best, however the lead over the Conservatives (TS-LKD) who were left in second place is only one point. Furthermore most experts agree that G. Landsbergis’ (TS-LKD) closing statement was the strongest, while S. Skvernelis’ (LVŽS) speech was decent, but reading off a paper made for a bad image. […]