Exchange of threats after second attempt at holding extraordinary Seimas session fails

The Seimas of Lithuania assembled for an extraordinary session on Thursday, but it ended shortly after the agenda, proposed by the opposition, was voted down. The indignant opposition says it will turn to the Constitutional Court. In retaliation, the Seimas speaker has threatened with disciplinary action over “disrespect” for the national anthem. […]

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Extraordinary parliament session ends one hour after beginning

The Seimas of Lithuania ended the extraordinary session called for by the opposition one hour after it began, after MPs voted down the proposed agenda. […]

Vytautas Landsbergis

Landsbergis receives alternative freedom prize as criticism of parliament grows

Vytautas Landsbergis, Lithuania’s first post-communist head of state, received an award on Wednesday in recognition of his contribution to the country’s freedom. The award was presented by several non-governmental organizations, after the Seimas snubbed Landsbergis for its annual Freedom Prize. […]


Lithuanian parliament drops progressive tax idea

The Seimas, the Parliament of Lithuania, has rejected the initiative to introduce progressive taxation. […]