Rimvydas Valatka

R. Valatka. A helpful fool is more dangerous than an enemy

The State Defence Council decided to send Lithuanian Special Forces to combat terrorists of the so-called Islamic State (IS). The decision is justified and politically important. It is a signal by Vilnius to its allies […]

Saulius Skvernelis, Ramūnas Karbauskis

Political analyst: S. Skvernelis wants to jump from one post to another

When looking at the political field for the last few days and the behaviour of the Prime Minister (PM) Saulius Skvernelis, political analysts say that he’s likely preparing for a higher post. Rimvydas Valatka and […]

Gediminas Kirkilas

Kirkilas – Russia wants neither Trump, nor Clinton – it wants a weak America

The coming 45th President of the United States of America Donald Trump could be the first to end up in a major conflict with his own country’s intelligence services. On Wednesday he did concede that Russia is the country which performed hacks of the Democrat party’s computer systems. He did not, however, admit that Vladimir Putin was aiming to influence election results in his favour. D. Trump also categorically denied reports from CNN and the Buzz Feed that V. Putin could have compromising information regarding Trump. […]


ELECTIONS. Reflecting on an LSDP – ‘Peasants’ partnership

The Lithuanian Social Democrat Party (LSDP), having been left third in the election, does not appear to be willing to let go of the reins of governance. Party leader, PM Algirdas Butkevičius stated that after […]

PM Algirdas Butkevičius at the DELFI TV Conference

Backlash against Central Electoral Commission directive regarding live interviews

With the Central Electoral Commission (VRK) requesting to cancel an interview with PM Algirdas Butkevičius in the LRT news show Laba Diena, Lietuva (Good day, Lithuania), citing a ban on politicians participating in Seimas elections from appearing on live television shows, there has been a backlash from a number of prominent media figures such as Edmundas Jakilaitis, Rimvydas Valatka and Aistė Žilinskienė. […]