Aušrinė Armonaitė
Politics

Smaller Seimas would easier succumb to control by large agribusinesses – MP Armonaitė

Aušrinė Armonaitė, Member of the Seimas, claims that the initiative of the Government to reduce the number of Members of the Seimas to 121 is a cheap trick in the presidential election campaign of the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union that shakes the very foundations of parliamentarianism and might strengthen the position of groups of influence in the Seimas. […]

Viktoras Pranskietis
Politics

Coalition talks possible with Polish party group, not Tomaszewski – Seimas’ speaker

Lithuania’s Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis does not rule out that the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) would hold coalition talks with the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Union of Christian Families amid the lack of formal majority. […]

At a meeting of the SocDems council
Politics

Rebellious SocDem MPs ask party’s congress to annul council’s decision to withdraw from coalition

The Lithuanian Social Democratic Party’s (LSDP) MPs who have opted to continue cooperation with the ruling Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU), want the party’s congress to annul the decision by the party’s council to withdraw from the coalition. […]

Government Hour in the Seimas
Politics

Some SocDem ministerial officials resign, others stay on

In the wake of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP) Council’s decision to withdraw from the ruling coalition, some of the party’s members in high-ranking ministerial positions have handed in their resignations, but others have opted to stay in their posts. […]

Saulius Skvernelis
Politics

PM sees SocDems exit from coalition as short-sighted move

The Lithuanian Social Democratic Party’s decision to exit the coalition with the Farmers and Greens Union is short-sighted, and their argumentation is based on demagogy, says Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis. […]