Viktoras Pranckietis, Saulius Skvernelis, Ramūnas Karbauskis
Politics

Pranckietis’ future – could become a trophy

With the “Farmers” negotiating on a new coalition with other parties, the seat of Seimas speaker Viktoras Pranckietis is also on the table. Ramūnas Karbauskis has been urging the current head of parliament to resign, […]

Saulius Skvernelis
CORPORATE

Opposition presents a surprise to Skvernelis: PM describes the proposal as anti-constitutional

With the Ministry of Environment remaining without a head for more than three months now, the opposition Social Democratic Seimas group is proposing to legally bind the prime minister to find a minister in 15 days. This has also received support from the Conservatives, however PM Saulius Skvernelis has described the proposal as anti-constitutional. […]

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Politics

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. […]

Mažvydas Jastramskis, Ieva Petronytė-Urbonavičienė, Ainė Ramonaitė
CORPORATE

Political scientists on election results: there no longer is support for Karbauskis’ claim of winning all elections

On Sunday night, the results of the municipal council and mayor elections emerged. Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science (VU TSPMI) political scientist and docent Mažvydas Jastramskis spoke that these elections were akin to three exams: an exam of democracy, an exam of the party system and an exam of the government. […]

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CORPORATE

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. […]

Šarūnas Marčiulionis
Politics

Lithuanian former basketball star to run for seat in European Parliament

Šarūnas Marčiulionis, one of the Lithuanian basketball legends, is to run for a seat in the European Parliament with Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVZS), the party announced last week. […]