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In the last 2 years, number of MPs declaring their meetings with interest groups or lobbyists doubles

In the last 2 years, the number of Lithuanian MPs who declare with which interest groups or lobbyists they meet has doubled. Last year, parliamentarians also announced 1,5 times more meetings than in 2017. These figures are reported in research conducted by Transparency International Lithuania, which includes information from manosusitikimai.lt, official work calendars, and personal websites of the parliamentarians. […]

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Parties take to decisive battle over municipalities: some hope to maintain positions, others aim for records

With little time left to the municipal and direct mayoral elections, political party leaders are pondering, which city and region bastions they will hold on to and where they have chances to break through. The Social Democrats, Liberal Movement and Order and Justice Party remain modest both about increases in their mayors and council members, while the Conservatives and “Farmers”, who remain the most popular parties, believe that they could reach historical victories in the elections, lrt.lt writes. […]

Kęstutis Girnius
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Kęstutis Girnius. The judge community also bears a responsibility

The graft case involving eight judges is the greatest blow to Lithuanian judges and courts since independence was recovered. It is correctly emphasised that we should not rush to conclusions and that currently the suspects only stand accused and their guilt has not been proven. […]

Ramūnas Bogdanas
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Ramūnas Bogdanas. Skvernelis’ godfather Paksas visits Putin

When the Order and Justice party negotiated with the then still whole Social Democrats to join the latter’s’ coalition, the usual division of posts proceeded. Order and Justice received the post of minister of the interior. It turned out that among them, they lacked a politician capable of handling this difficult office; after all, this minister handles both public order matters, the police and municipalities. […]

Rita Tamašunienė, Valdemaras Tomaševskis
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Polish politicians present their vision: large children’s money and free medicine for seniors

On Tuesday, the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Union (LLRA-KŠS) organised a press conference in Seimas, where they presented their position on joining the coalition government. According to the party’s representatives, so far a decision on joining has not been made and everything depends on the majority’s reception of the LLRA-KŠS’ proposals. […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis and Gabrielius Landsbergis
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Party clashes: what will frighten the ratings leaders?

The Social Democrats and Order and Justice are the parties, which could draw the closest to the leading Conservatives and “Farmers”, political scientists tell lrt.lt. […]

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Order and Justice Party’s case goes to court

A criminal case in which charges have been brought against the Order and Justice Party as a legal entity and six private individuals is being handed over to a court, the Prosecutor General’s Office said on Thursday. […]

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