At the Seimas

Popularity of ruling Lithuanian Farmers, Greens Union further down – poll

The popularity of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) declined further in July, allowing the opposition Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (conservatives) to secure a slight lead, shows a poll published by Lietuvos Rytas daily. […]

Algis Krupavičius

A.Krupavičius: if this continues, then Lithuanian people will walk away

Lately, we no longer gear arguments amongst Lithuanian political parties over larger strategic questions: they agree on energy, defence, they don’t argue over the new Labour Code. Political scientist Mažvydas Jastramskis didn’t criticize these tendencies: […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis end Eglė Samoškaitė

ELECTIONS. Karbauskis speaks on the new Labour Code

Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union (LVŽS) leader Ramūnas Karbauskis is convinced that the new Labour Code that the current Seimas passed recently is in dire need of amending, while employers should consider what sort of […]

Algirdas Butkevičius, Ramūnas Karbauskis, Gabrielius Landsbergis

ELECTIONS. Crumbling Social Democrat lead. Analysis

With the Seimas election already this weekend, the latest poll data shows that three parties are currently neck and neck in the electoral race. The Social Democrats (LSDP) have managed to maintain a lead, but it is a tenuous one with both the Peasant Greens (LVŽS) and Conservatives (TS-LKD) in close pursuit. While there are a number of coalition variants being discussed, the final outcomes of this election are currently anyone’s guess. […]

Landsbergis during the TV debate

ELECTIONS. Landsbergis – cabinet scandals and evaluation of PM Butkevičius’ term

The Chairman of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats Gabrielius Landsbergis recently spoke on the Alfa Savaitė show. The main focus of the conversation was regarding the recent efforts of the opposition to initiate interpellations to the scandal hit ministers of national defence and agriculture in order to prevent them from avoiding responsibility. […]

San Cristóbal de la Habana from Unseen Cuba album
Foreign affairs

Opposition criticizes Foreign Minister over ties with Cuba

The aspiration of Lithuanian diplomats to develop closer ties with the Communist Cuba has drawn criticism from the opposition – former foreign minister Audronius Ažubalis has accused the Foreign Ministry of dual standards and lack of honesty in statements about democratic values. […]