Saulius Skvernelis

If Skvernelis is seeking to rally his electorate, he chose the wrong opponents

The striking teachers are awaiting Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis’ apology, but he does not appear intent to do so. The team assembled by the PM, which is preparing a long-term public sector wage payment project features neither striking, nor non-striking teachers. The trade union confederation chairwoman stated that the goal is the lowest earning civil servants, but teachers were not mentioned among them, writes. […]

New conscripts

Reinstating conscription in Lithuania: bringing society back into defence?

In 2015, with the security environment on NATO‘s eastern frontiers deteriorating as a result of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, Lithuania made a rather sudden and dramatic decision to resume the mandatory military draft and thus […]

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State Defence Council suggests 2.07% of GDP for defense in 2018

The Lithuanian State Defence Council on Tuesday suggested earmarking 2.07 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) for defence next year. […]

Raimundas Karoblis

Minister of Defence plans to set up military procurement agency

Lithuanian Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis is planning to establish a separate agency to coordinate military purchases, saying that centralization would help ensure better controls. […]


Drastic changes needed in Lithuanian armed forces

After years of under-investment, a once-comatose Lithuanian army must now learn to walk again, and do so quickly, say high-ranking officials. […]