Ramūnas Karbauskis and Gabrielius Landsbergis
CORPORATE

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. […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis
CORPORATE

Karbauskis’ prediction: if Šimonytė wins, there will be another election

“Silence about a candidate is much worse than discussions,” Lithuanian Farmer and Greens Union (LVŽS) leader Ramūnas Karbauskis says, adding that, “With a few days passing, no one remembers, what was written, but they do remember about who.” […]

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. […]

Irma Gudžiūnaitė
Politics

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. […]

Gitanas Nausėda
Politics

Nausėda calls for “new political culture”, less confrontation

Lithuania’s presidential candidate Gitanas Nausėda introduced his electoral campaign team and slogan on Tuesday, calling for creation of “new political culture” in the Baltic country. […]

Saulius Skvernelis
CORPORATE

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, lrt.lt writes. […]

Mamuka Bakhtadze
Foreign affairs

Georgian prime minister visiting Lithuania

Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze is arriving in Lithuania for an official visit. Discussions on bilateral relations and economic are to be held during meetings with President Dalia Grybauskaitė and Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, lrt.lt writes. […]