Saulius Skvernelis
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Experts on S. Skvernelis’ candidacy: do not see pre-planning and see risks

Last week, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis announced his presidential bid. This decision has finalised matters on the political stage. Gitanas Nausėda, S. Skvernelis and Ingrida Šimonytė gather 40% of the vote according to surveys. Another 40% of potential voters are undecided and the remaining 20% is shared by the other candidates. Thus, the number of candidates is growing and the intrigue is rising. How the presidential election campaign will develop and who has the highest chances was discussed by experts on Monday’s LRT Forumas, lrt.lt writes. […]

Presidential candidate debate
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Presidential candidate debate: candidates split into two groups

On Thursday, the first major presidential candidate debate was organised at Vytautas Magnus University (VDU). Following the debate, the lrt.lt portal asked experts for their views on the candidates’ performance. VDU professor Algis Krupavičius saw there being two groups of candidates, while Vilnius Institute of Political Analysis Medias Programme head Donatas Puslys stated that some candidates were fortunate to have good performances. […]

Presidential candidates' debate
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Presidential candidate discussion features pointed remarks: you want to open a gate to the East

The Eastern Europe Studies Centre organised its fourth Stasys Lozoraitis Annual Lithuanian Foreign Policy Conference, which featured a debate between potential presidential candidates on Lithuania’s position with the European Union resolving fundamental political challenges. The discussion had no lack of laughter and pointed remarks exchanged. […]

Ingrida Šimonytė, Gitanas Nausėda
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A. Januška: G. Nausėda has a risk that could be used by S. Skvernelis

Ingrida Šimonytė and Gitanas Nausėda have decided to participate in the presidential elections. They are in neither the left, nor the right shelf, more uniting than divisive candidates and perhaps they are what Lithuania needs today, Lithuanian Act of Independence signatory Albinas Januška told lrt.lt. Furthermore, G. Nausėda would apparently be the main barrier to Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis entering the second round of the presidential elections, if the PM did choose to candidate, lrt.lt writes. […]

No Picture
Foreign affairs

At A. Guoga’s initiative, 27 MEPs urge Amazon Inc. to halt sales of Soviet symbols

At the initiative of MEP Antanas Guoga, 27 MEPs have called on the CEO of Amazon Inc. Jeff Bezos in an open letter, urging to cease sale of goods featuring Soviet symbols on the Amazon online shopping platform. The appeal was signed by MEPs from Lithuania, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, Croatia, Latvia, the UK, Slovakia, Estonia, Finland, Portugal, Hungary and Spain, who represent the main political groups. […]

Ingrida Šimonytė, Gitanas Nausėda
Politics

Presidential election campaign kicks off in Lithuania

The campaign for presidential election in Lithuania officially started on Monday with seven candidates already lining up to take a seat from incumbent President Dalia Grybauskaitė. […]

Vilija Blinkevičiūtė
European Union

Blinkevičiūtė ranks as most active Lithuanian MEP, Tomaszewski as least active

Social Democrat Vilija Blinkevičiūtė continues to rank as the most active Lithuanian member of the European Parliament and Waldemar Tomaszewski, leader of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania–Christian Families Alliance (EAPL-CFA), remains the least active, the daily Lietuvos Žinios reported on Tuesday, citing data from Mepranking.eu. […]

MP Vitalijus Gailius and MEP Petras Auštrevičius
Politics

State Security Dept: MG Baltic backed “favorable” Gailius for liberal leader

Lithuania’s MG Baltic business group sought the election of Vitalijus Gailius as leader of the Liberal Movement, following the arrest of the party’s previous chairman Eligijus Masiulis, the State Security Department says. […]