Dalia Grybauskaitė

M. Jastramskis: the president cannot walk away from what we currently have

The annual report of the President Dalia Grybauskaitė is receiving both praise regarding its structure and specificity, while others note what was missing from the afore mentioned report – the primary focus on areas which […]

Saulius Skvernelis ir Gabrielius Landsbergis

After rejecting Paluckas, PM Skvernelis found some time for Landsbergis

On Tuesday the Prime Minister (PM) Saulius Skvernelis stated that he is not going to meet the new Social Democrat leader Gintautas Paluckas as soon as possible. However, he did find time for a meeting […]

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. […]

Seimas elections 2008 night at the Social Democrat HQ

Forming of Government could depend on parties’ speed on ELECTIONS night

Political calculations have great weight in the composition of a coalition government, however a factor that may be surprisingly important is the speed of making contact with potential partners once the votes start coming in, […]

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. […]

Saulius Skvernelis and Ramūnas Karbauskis

ELECTIONS. Major parties probing “Peasants” regarding coalition opportunities

While the Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union (LVŽS) is not expected to receive the most votes in the upcoming Seimas election, it is seen as a likely partner in whatever coalition government will arise following […]