Ramūnas Karbauskis and Gabrielius Landsbergis
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Election intrigue only beginning: behind the scenes processes proceed

Visvaldas Matijošaitis is celebrating his victory in Kaunas after the first round, however in the other big cities, a fierce struggle over the post of mayor is only beginning. […]

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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. […]

Mažvydas Jastramskis, Ieva Petronytė-Urbonavičienė, Ainė Ramonaitė
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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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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. […]

Indrė Makaraitytė
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Investing in Udovicki – dangerous for national security but support for the “Peasants” election?

The conservatives are burning candles, voters are putting unremoved waste on social networks, they are angry at the incessant traffic jams and the local press reports on bribing their voters before the municipal elections. But these are mere ripples on the surface because the truth is there are far more serious strategic issues at hand in the municipal elections. […]

Irma Gudžiūnaitė
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Ruling party and PM seek to undermine authority of the president

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis was surprised by President Dalia Grybauskaitė‘s decision not to appoint Irma Gudžiūnaitė to be Environment Minister. He claimed that the presidential candidate had promised a positive decision on her suitability for office. The Prime Minister claims that it will not be possible to reconcile new nominees for Environment Minister with the President, LRT.lt reported. […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis
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R. Karbauskis wants changes in his party: R. Baškienė and A. Nekrošius to no longer be his deputies

With the Lithuanian Farmer and Greens Union (LVŽS) congress nearing, “Farmer” leader Ramūnas Karbauskis has spoken to party members, proposing to halve the number of LVŽS deputies. The party chairman would like to not longer have Seimas first Vice Speaker Rima Baškienė and Seimas Vice Speaker Arvydas Nekrošius as his deputies, LRT’s Laba Diena, Lietuva reports, according to lrt.lt. […]

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M. Laurinavičius: Revolut is involved with the Kremlin from beginning to end

A month ago, Lithuania was the first country in Europe to grant a specialised banking license to the company Revolut, which caused member of Seimas Stasys Jakeliūnas suspicions. The MP contacted the Financial Crime Investigation Service (FNTT) and State Security Department (VSD), asking them to check the financial company’s business model and links to Russian politicians, lrt.lt writes. […]

Indrė Makaraitytė
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Indrė Makaraitytė. How many of our euros will S. Skvernelis‘ elections cost?

Saulius Skvernelis has announced he will participate in the presidential elections during a meeting with the local community of Rusnė. Some knew beforehand, what will happen during the prime minister’s official visit to inspect the construction work on an overpass, some didn’t, however the construction site was not an accidental choice. […]