Živilė Pinskuvienė

Pinskuvienė steps down from leadership of Lithuania’s Labor Party

Živilė Pinskuvienė, the leader of the Labor Party that has no mandates in Lithuania’s parliament, announced resignation from the post during a meeting of party’s council on Tuesday evening. […]

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Lithuania’s Labour Party announces election candidate list

Lithuania’s Labour Party approved 69 candidates on Sunday at the party’s meeting for single member constituencies for the upcoming parliament elections, two constituencies remain vacant. The Lithuanian electoral system is a hybrid: 71 parliamentarians are […]

Vytautas Vigelis

Lithuania’s deputy culture minister steps down

On Tuesday, the recently and controversially appointed Deputy Minister of Culture Vytautas Vigelis announced about his resignation. […]

Valentinas Mazuronis

Lithuania’s Labour Party threatens to leave coalition over deputy minister row

Following a conversation of Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius and Culture Minister Šarūnas Birutis, who was instructed to sack his deputy minister Vytautas Vigelis within a week, the Labour Party‘s leader Valentinas Mazuronis rushed off to the Government’s Office. The politician is convinced that the deputy minister was appointed lawfully, although the PM insists that Vigelis should be fired. […]


New law may ease removal of Soviet sculptures from Vilnius Green Bridge

Minister of Culture Šarūnas Birutis signed a law amending the criteria for cultural artifacts to be listed as heritage. From now on objects marked with Soviet or Nazi symbols will not be included in the Register of Cultural Heritage. […]