Algirdas Butkevičius ir Dalia Grybauskaitė
Politics

President and prime minister remain most popular politicians in Lithuania

President Dalia Grybauskaitė and Social Democratic Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius continue to top the list of the most favoured politicians in Lithuania. Interior Minister Saulius Skvernelis has risen to number three, according to the latest opinion poll released by the daily Lietuvos Rytas on Saturday. […]

Saulius Skvernelis
Society

No Lithuanian nationals joining terrorist groups, interior minister says

Lithuania’s Interior Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that the country has not yet faced the phenomenon of foreign fighters and has no reports of a single Lithuanian citizen fighting on the side of terrorists. Nevertheless, in his words, Lithuania takes the threat very seriously and understands that well-trained and radical fighters, including citizens of the European Union (EU), returning from zones of armed conflicts may end up in Lithuania. […]

Saulius Skvernelis
Society

Interior minister denies reports that Russian criminals are granted residence in Lithuania

Russian citizens Akhmed Yevloyev and Oleg Shamanin have not been granted residence permits in Lithuania, the criminals are not on the Interpol’s wanted list either, says Minister of the Interior Saulius Skvernelis. […]

Algis Krupavičius
Politics

Appointing police chief as interior minister is unusual and hasty, political scientist says

Appointing a statutory officer as interior minister is an unusual decision, since in democratic countries, the so-called “repressive ministries” are mainly headed by politicians, says Lithuanian political scientist Algis Krupavičius. […]