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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. […]

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CORPORATE

M. Laurinavičius: Revolut is involved with the Kremlin from beginning to end

A month ago, Lithuania was the first country in Europe to grant a specialised banking license to the company Revolut, which caused member of Seimas Stasys Jakeliūnas suspicions. The MP contacted the Financial Crime Investigation Service (FNTT) and State Security Department (VSD), asking them to check the financial company’s business model and links to Russian politicians, lrt.lt writes. […]

Lithuanian Post
Society

Former Lithuanian post heads potentially wasted 3.7 million euro, STT initiates investigation

The Special Investigation Service (STT) has initiated a pre-trial investigation on suspect large-scale property damage and potentially criminal acts of the company’s former heads, a Ministry of Transport and Communications press release states according to lrt.lt. […]

Remigijus Baltrėnas and Darius Jauniškis
Politics

Military intelligence head does not reveal, what he presented to the PM: have a calm Christmas

The head of the State Security Department (VSD) Darius Jauniškis and Second Investigation Department (AOTD) head Remigijus Baltrėnas aim to calm passions, which flared after Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis called upon the intelligence services. The intelligence heads do not reveal, regarding what the PM called on them, however they assure that they have observed no hints of unrest in Lithuania, lrt.lt writes. […]

Saulius Skvernelis
CORPORATE

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, lrt.lt writes. […]

Saulius Skvernelis, Ramūnas Karbauskis
Politics

Karbauskis: the classified document mentions specific names

Farmer” leader Ramūnas Karbauskis is taking Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis’ side and is assuring that the latter’s appeal to the intelligence services over potential threats to national security is serious and that he would do the same. However, he does not reveal what names are brought up, only that they are specific. […]

Saulius Skvernelis
Politics

Political scientist: S. Skvernelis has made a massive mistake

Political scientist Tomas Janeliūnas is convinced that Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis seeks to involve intelligence services into political fights by calling upon the State Security Department (VSD) over potential Kremlin influence on the Conservatives. Former heads of the VSD Gediminas Grina and Mečys Laurinkus are also surprised by the prime minister’s actions, lrt.lt writes. […]

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Defence

Seimas panel head to propose to raise intelligence body funding by EUR 4 mln – media

Vytautas Bakas, chairman of the Seimas Committee on National Security and Defense, will propose to increase next year’s budget allocations for the Lithuanian State Security Department, or VSD, by 4.2 million euros, the daily Lietuvos Žinios reported on Friday. […]

State Security Department office
Society

Lithuanian intelligence body allocated EUR 7.7 mln to finish its building complex

The Lithuanian state investment program earmarks more than 7.7 million euros for completing the construction of a complex of buildings of the State Security Department, or VSD. […]