Saulius Skvernelis

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, writes. […]

Saulius Skvernelis

Analyst: the prime minister does not comprehend he is not a police general in Venezuela

It is unlikely Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis expected that a protest of discontent teachers over their wage payment scheme would turn into a protest of thousands in front of the cabinet building. It is now the prime minister’s turn to ponder on how to come to terms with the public sector, otherwise who knows what could happen, the dismissed ministers may not suffice and his own future in the cabinet could come into question. Because assurances that the tax reform will improve public sector staff welfare over three years may very well not work, writes. […]

Mažvydas Jastramskis

Mažvydas Jastramskis. Will the people re-elect the “Farmers?”

The Seimas and cabinet’s term has reached its halfway point. Increasingly many analysts wonder what is in store for the ruling coalition in the future. Virginijus Savukynas believes that the “Farmers” are here to stay. […]

Remigijus Šimašius
Foreign affairs

Vilnius Mayor Šimašius among Lithuanians blacklisted by Russia

Vilniaus Mayor Remigijus Šimašius says that he is on Russia’s blacklist of Lithuanians barred from entering the country. […]

Kim Jong-Il, Vladimir Putin

R. Valatka on Russia: it is idiotic to be a large North Korea in the 21st century

Russian President Vladimir Putin clearly threatened the West on Thursday, primarily the United States, writes. While reading his annual address, he boasted that Lithuania has created new generation rockets, which cannot be shot down […]

Arkadijus Vinokuras

The future of Lithuanian social democracy is cared for

After the former LDDP flank withdrew from the LSDP, a collection of articles asserting concern about the state of Socialist Democracy in Lithuania sprung up in Delfi. The latter concern suggests itself to be honest […]