Lithuania

Astravyets on an electoral platter: why are the Conservatives so aggressive and the “Farmers” so silent?

The approaching Seimas elections and launch date of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant have linked these seemingly unrelated events. The opposition Conservatives are ever more fiercely critical of the ruling parties and the president for being unable […]

Gintautas Paluckas
Politics

Paluckas cautioned by party on behind the scenes talks with Skvernelis

The Social Democrat party has warned its leader Gintautas Paluckas – attempts to lure over Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, who is currently delegated by the “Farmers” should only be done with the party’s blessing, Tadas […]

No Picture
Politics

In the last 2 years, number of MPs declaring their meetings with interest groups or lobbyists doubles

In the last 2 years, the number of Lithuanian MPs who declare with which interest groups or lobbyists they meet has doubled. Last year, parliamentarians also announced 1,5 times more meetings than in 2017. These figures are reported in research conducted by Transparency International Lithuania, which includes information from manosusitikimai.lt, official work calendars, and personal websites of the parliamentarians. […]

Gabrielius Landsbergis, Gintautas Paluckas, Eugenijus Gentvilas, Virginijus Sinkevičius
CORPORATE

Paluckas expects “Farmers” will not win any elections

What can we predict about the nearing presidential and European Parliament elections now that the municipal elections ended? […]

Mažvydas Jastramskis, Ieva Petronytė-Urbonavičienė, Ainė Ramonaitė
CORPORATE

Political scientists on election results: there no longer is support for Karbauskis’ claim of winning all elections

On Sunday night, the results of the municipal council and mayor elections emerged. Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science (VU TSPMI) political scientist and docent Mažvydas Jastramskis spoke that these elections were akin to three exams: an exam of democracy, an exam of the party system and an exam of the government. […]

No Picture
CORPORATE

Parties take to decisive battle over municipalities: some hope to maintain positions, others aim for records

With little time left to the municipal and direct mayoral elections, political party leaders are pondering, which city and region bastions they will hold on to and where they have chances to break through. The Social Democrats, Liberal Movement and Order and Justice Party remain modest both about increases in their mayors and council members, while the Conservatives and “Farmers”, who remain the most popular parties, believe that they could reach historical victories in the elections, lrt.lt writes. […]