Vytautas Bakas
Defence

Vytautas Bakas: ‘We need to be more receptive to the needs of servicemen’

The Committee on National Security and Defence of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania held a meeting to hear the presentation on the most recent studies by the Military Academy of Lithuania into the attitudes of Lithuania’s population, young people and soldiers towards military service as well as into the motivation of professional military soldiers and conscripts called up to initial mandatory military service. […]

Marius Laurinavičius
CORPORATE

Laurinavičius: people imagine Russian spies’ work based on James Bond movies

People imagine the work of spies, especially those of the Russian regime, based on films about James Bond or Stierlitz, Vilnius Institute of Political Analysis expert Marius Laurinavičius tells LRT Radio. According to him, often it is imagined that spies gather top secret information, however it is often the contrary. Member of Seimas Vytautas Bakas also states he believes the perception of spy stories is often too primitive, lrt.lt writes. […]

Algirdas Paleckis
Politics

At least six companions of A. Paleckis under suspicion in spying case

According to information obtained by the LRT Television show Panorama, at least 6 companions of Algirdas Paleckis are under suspicion in the spying case. One of them is the leader of the Socialist People’s Front created by A. Paleckis and is also a figure in the MG Baltic case. Meanwhile, Jedinstvo leader Valery Ivanov, who was released from arrest yesterday, has not been charged with spying, lrt.lt writes. […]

Remigijus Baltrėnas and Darius Jauniškis
Politics

Military intelligence head does not reveal, what he presented to the PM: have a calm Christmas

The head of the State Security Department (VSD) Darius Jauniškis and Second Investigation Department (AOTD) head Remigijus Baltrėnas aim to calm passions, which flared after Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis called upon the intelligence services. The intelligence heads do not reveal, regarding what the PM called on them, however they assure that they have observed no hints of unrest in Lithuania, lrt.lt writes. […]

Rasa Juknevičienė
Politics

R. Juknevičienė: intelligence services did not present any information about a coup in Lithuania

Seimas National Security and Defence Committee (NSGK) deputy chairwoman Rasa Juknevičienė assures that the heads of the country’s intelligence services – the State Security Department (VSD) and Second Investigation Department (AOTD) – on Wednesday did not present any information linked to potential unrest in Lithuania, lrt.lt writes. […]

Saulius Skvernelis
CORPORATE

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, lrt.lt writes. […]

Virginijus Sinkevičius
CORPORATE

“Farmers” bring out their secret weapon in the Vilnius mayor elections

Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) deputy chairman, Minister of Economy Virginijus Sinkevičius confirmed to lrt.lt that part of the LVŽS Vilnius city branch has offered him to run for Vilnius mayor in next year’s municipal elections. V. Sinkevičius has not yet revealed whether he would like to participate in the elections, however he assures that the office of minister of finance would not preclude him from being a candidate, lrt.lt writes. […]

No Picture
Defence

Seimas panel head to propose to raise intelligence body funding by EUR 4 mln – media

Vytautas Bakas, chairman of the Seimas Committee on National Security and Defense, will propose to increase next year’s budget allocations for the Lithuanian State Security Department, or VSD, by 4.2 million euros, the daily Lietuvos Žinios reported on Friday. […]

Darius Jauniškis, Modestas Petrauskas
Foreign affairs

Lithuanian army’s elite force commander to be appointed NATO, EU rep

Colonel Modestas Petrauskas, commander of the Lithuanian Special Operations Forces, is set to be appointed Lithuania’s military representative to NATO and the European Union after the parliamentary Committee on National Security and Defense gave the green light to his appointment. […]

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Politics

MG Baltic claims EUR 20,000 in non-material damage from MP Bakas

MG Baltic, one of Lithuania’s largest business group, is claiming 20,000 euros from Vytautas Bakas, chairman of the Seimas Committee on National Security and Defense (NSGK), in compensation for non-material damage to its reputation. […]