Seimas Speaker Loreta Graužinienė
Politics

Labour party will not ask Seimas speaker Loreta Graužinienė to step down despite widespread disapproval

With less than a year left until the Seimas (parliament) elections, the Labour Party is not planning to ask Loreta Graužinienė to leave the Seimas speaker‘s position. However, not only the opposition, but some MPs from the ruling coalition are dissatisfied with the politician. […]

Vaccine
Society

Unvaccinated children will be barred from kindergarten in Lithuania

After the Seimas (parliament) failed to adopt legislation authorizing mandatory vaccinations, an order made by former Minister of Health Vytenis Andriukaitis instructing not to accept unvaccinated children to kindergarten extablishments will take effect in 1 January, 2016. Minister of Health Rimantė Šalaševičiūtė says that the order will only apply to newly accepted children. […]

Vytautas Landsbergis
Politics

Public figures call for Landsbergis to be granted Freedom Prize despite Seimas rejection

The Lithuanian Seimas snubbed Vytautas Landsbergis, chairman of the Supreme Council of Lithuania (the reconstituent Seimas) and signatory of the Independence Restoration Act, when it voted to deny him the 2015 Freedom Prize on 24 November. Now, however, the Public Council under the Commission for the Rights and Affairs of Participants of The Resistance to Occupation Regimes and Victims of Occupation has addressed Speaker of the Seimas Loreta Graužinienė, calling for the prize to be awarded to Landsbergis. […]

Rolandas Paksas
Politics

Good news for Paksas from the Seimas

Lithuania’s Seimas on Thursday gave its initial backing to a constitutional amendment that would allow leader of the Order and Justice party Rolandas Paksas who was impeached and removed as president to run for parliament and president. […]

Seimas
Politics

New Parliament’s chancellor appointed

Daiva Raudonienė, 38, has been appointed chancellor of the Seimas of Lithuania for a five-year term. She was previously the head of the Office of the parliamentary Committee on Audit. […]

Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis
European Union

Andriukaitis says he can work in 5-6 areas in European Commission

Social Democrat Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis, proposed for European commissioner representing Lithuania, says he could serve not only as health commissioner but could also work in another five areas. […]